campus safety

University officials monitoring weekend weather forecast

With a chance of wintry precipitation across much of the Southeast this weekend as students return to campus to begin spring semester classes Monday, Jan. 9, Western Carolina University officials are keeping an eye on the skies – and on the highway system.
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WCU, UNC system working on safety

With a new police position responsible for compliance with federal reporting requirements regarding campus crime, WCU is at the forefront of addressing UNC system recommendations.
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WCU to begin monthly tests of campus siren system Aug. 26

Ready….set….WHOOP! On the fourth Tuesday of every month at noon, beginning Aug. 26, police at Western Carolina University will be testing the university’s new siren system. During each test, people on and around the WCU campus should hear a high-pitched, repetitive whooping sound for about three minutes.
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WCU installs, tests new siren system

If you were on or near the campus of Western Carolina University in Cullowhee on June 11 or 12, you may have heard some very loud, intermittent wailing sounds. And that’s a good thing, because WCU has just installed and tested a new, combination siren and public address system, controlled by campus police.