Westminster College is a small, well-lit, residential campus tucked among tree-lined streets in a primarily residential area. Crime on campus or around campus is uncommon. However, whenever anyone or their property is threatened or injured on or around our campus, the college wants to know about it and encourages everyone to report any problems or crimes to the college's Campus Patrol Department at 801.832.2525.

Personal Safety

The safety of students, faculty and staff on campus is the responsibility of everyone. Following a few simple suggestions can reduce the possibility of you becoming a victim to a criminal event.

  1. Remain alert and attentive to your surroundings for potential danger.
  2. Report any suspicious persons or activity immediately to campus patrol.
  3. Don't take chances by putting yourself at risk.
  4. During the evening hours always walk with a companion.
  5. Tell a roommate or friend who you will be with, where you are going and when you expect to return
  6. Trust your feelings. If things don't feel right then things are probably not safe. If you feel threatened or coerced into an activity against your will, get away fast.
  7. Do not use alcohol or drugs, they will dull your senses and make you more vulnerable to becoming a victim.
  8. Be selective as to whom you date
  9. Avoid meeting/dating people you don't know.
  10. When at a party, do not accept anything to eat or drink from someone you do not know.

Reporting

As required by federal law, the college uses the definitions of crimes as set forth in the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reporting and Hate Crime Data Collection Guidelines. Hate crimes are defined as all crimes that are committed against a person or property which is motivated, in whole or in part, by an offender's bias. Bias is a preformed negative opinion or attitude toward a group of persons based on their race, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation or ethnicity/national origin. These crimes are required to be reported to the Campus Patrol Department and/or local law enforcement agencies where there is manifest evidence that the victim was intentionally selected because of the perpetrator's bias. New crimes have been added to the Hate Crimes. They include the crimes of larceny-theft, simple assault, intimidation, and destruction/damage/vandalism of property. These crimes must be reported as Hate Crimes. Historically, our campus has experienced a very low crime rate.

Westminster, like other campuses around the country is not immune from social problems. The responsibility of maintaining this safe environment rests with everyone on campus working with campus patrol to be safety conscious and develop good security habits. The crime report is published to provide the readers with information concerning incidents that have occurred on or near campus. By providing this information we hope that the readers will possibly lessen their chance of becoming a victim of a criminal offense on or off our campus.

Crime Logs

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Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports

Campus Security Authorities

OfficeNameLocationPhone
President's Office Emmalee Szwedko Bamberger 231 801.832.2551
Academic Vice President/Provost Lisa Gentile Bamberger 211 801.832.2582
General Counsel/Risk Management Kathryn Holmes Gore 219 801.832.2565
Dean (School of Arts and Sciences) Lance Newman Foster 217 801.832.2301
Dean of Students Office Mark Ferne Shaw 105 801.832.2233
Dean (Gore School of Business) Melissa Koerner Gore 225 801.832.2601
Dean (School of Education) Peter Ingle Malouf 105 801.832.2474
Dean (School of Nursing) Sheryl Steadman HWAC 341 801.832.2164
Fitness, Wellness, & Recreation Traci Siriprathane HWAC 210 801.832.2862
Human Resources Julie Freestone Bamberger 106 801.832.2573
Department Director of Athletics Shay Wyatt HWAC 108 801.832.2344
Athletics Head Trainer Rick Hackford Payne 103 801.832.2355
Career Resource Mike Caldwell Shaw 101 801.832.2592
Center Information Services Robert Allred Giovale Lib 021 801.832.2013
Library Robert Allred Giovale Lib 021 801.832.2013
Admissions Office Darlene Dilly Converse Ad 801.832.2217
Registrars Office Mindy Wennergren Bamberger 215 801.832.2186
Director of Residence Life Aimee Frost Shaw LL6 801.832.5303
Assistant Dean of Students Trisha Teig Shaw 105 801.832.2235
Assistant Director of Resident Life Collin Wallace Shaw LL6 801.832.5301

Westminster College Campus Patrol is the primary contact to report all campus crimes as well as other incidents that occur on the campus property, or incidents occurring off campus involving members of the campus community that could have an impact on the college. Any off campus incident involving college property should also be reported.