Annual Security Report



Western Governors University 2019 Annual Security Report

Published July 31, 2019

Emergency and Safety Procedures Commitment

Western Governors University is committed to providing a safe environment for students, faculty, and staff. In addition to the information found in this article, students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to take personal responsibility for their conduct and safety. Faculty and staff are reminded to review the Employee Handbook for additional policies concerning behavior and students can find the Student Code of Conduct in the Student Handbook. The cooperation and involvement of everyone in campus safety is essential to minimize criminal activity.



How the Report is Compiled

This report is prepared in compliance with the Federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) of 1998 and the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA). It informs students, faculty, and staff about WGU’s security policies. WGU’s Compliance & Accreditation department is responsible for preparing and distributing this report. Compliance & Accreditation worked with other WGU departments and with local police agencies to compile the security policies and crime statistics included in this report.
We make this report available to all prospective students and employees by publishing it in our publicly accessible web-based student handbook at Current students and employees receive an email annually that describes the report and its exact web address. Anyone, including prospective students and employees, may request a paper copy of this report by contacting WGU Compliance and Accreditation at
WGU reserves the right to make any changes, deletions, or revisions it deems necessary to the policies, procedures, rules and regulations set out in the Annual Security Report without prior notice.

Crime Statistics

Statistics for the 2016-2018 calendar years concerning the number of specific crimes that occurred on or within the Clery Geography and that are reported to local police agencies.



Reporting Procedures

Policies and procedures for students and others to report criminal activity or other emergencies occurring on campus. Information includes emergency and non-emergency contact information for local law enforcement and WGU Reporting Contacts for each facility.



Safety Awareness and Crime Prevention

Description of programs designed to inform students and employees about university security procedures and information on personal crime prevention strategies.



Timely Warning and Special Alerts

Policy for making timely warning reports to members of the campus community regarding the occurrence of crimes or emergencies that may present an immediate threat to students or employees.



Drug and Alcohol Policies and Programs

Policy on the possession, use, and sale of alcoholic beverages and illegal drugs, and potential outcomes for students and employees if the policy is violated. Descriptions of substance abuse education programs and resources.



Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Prevention and Response

Policy regarding WGU programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking, and procedures that the school will follow when one of these crimes is reported.



Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures

Emergency response and evacuation procedures for California Nursing Facility (which is considered a campus location for Clery Geography). 




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