Western Governors University (WGU) is committed to providing a safe environment for students, faculty, and staff. Members of the WGU community are encouraged to take personal responsibility for their conduct and safety.
Faculty, staff and students are notified annually via the Annual Security Report of university safety and prevention policies and procedures. In addition, members of the community are reminded to review the Employee Handbook and/or Code of Student Conduct for additional policies concerning prohibited conduct. Members of the community are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the emergency and safety information specific to any WGU facility they may visit.
During orientation, new employees and students are provided sexual harassment/sexual violence prevention and response training. Topics include awareness and prevention of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking as well as consent, bystander intervention, and reporting options for survivors. The training is accessible on an ongoing basis for students, via the student portal, and for faculty and staff, via the HR portal.
Members of the WGU community also have access to self-serve modules via the Student Advantage website my.wgu.edu/success-centers/wellconnect (opens new window) on a variety of topics including:
An essential component of crime prevention is being alert and aware of your immediate environment. The National Crime Prevention Council (opens new window) provides the following personal safety tips:
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