Friday, November 27, 2015
WU works for students’ safety (Edited)
Parents and Students can feel comfort by knowing that Washburn University strives to keep safety a priority on and off campus. A big part of the process is to let students realizing that they are in charge of their own safety.
Washburn University Police Department Officers patrol around campus all the time by bikes, foot or car. They check in and check out for each buildings throughout campus and parking lots.
For those times when police officers are not in the area or in sight, Washburn Police Department. also monitor 13 “ Help Phones” placed strategically on campus along heavily traveled walkways. All of these “Help Phones” could immediately dial the WU Police Department when receiver is picked up. Also, a blue light is mounted above the phone boxes to help receivers easy to spot at night.
Washburn campus also has an emergency alert notification system, called iAlert. That is used to communicate important alerts and emergency response information. The system is for Washburn University only.
According to the Washburn website, all users will receive an email at their Washburn email address when an iAlert is sent. Users can also choose to receive iAlert via text message and telephone calls by enrolling their telephone numbers. You can visits Washburn website for more information about register and receive iAlert.
Using free transportation is another way that making students stay safe. Students can ride the Topeka Metro bus for free with their Washburn Student ID card. Besides, students can take a taxi get home after late night on the town. The only downside is that the buses would stop running at 6:10 p.m. Rather than driving drunk and putting yourself in danger, Washburn wants to make it easy to make the smart decision. When you or your friends need a safe ride, just dial 267-3777, the dispatcher will ask for your ID number and send a free taxi to take you home.
Recently, theft tends to be happened often in Topeka and Washburn campus. You can register your valuables with either the Washburn or Topeka Police to increase your chance of item recovery in the event of theft.
Fire Prevention is often overlooked when examining safety precautions each year college and university students experience fire-related emergencies. There are several specific causes for fires on campus, cooking, intentionally set fires, overloaded power strips and open flame. It is important that both off campus and on campus students understand fire risks and know the preventative measures that could save their lives. Recommendations for fire, or general safety, in all types of housing can be found by talking to a person in charge, either an RA or the landlord.