Quad Cities Campus
Health and Safety
Emergency Alert System
Western Illinois University is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Western engages in numerous activities supporting this goal, including comprehensive training for police and disaster and emergency preparedness planning.
To enhance Western's emergency preparedness, the University implemented an emergency communications system. The WIU Emergency Alert System (WEAS) builds on current methods of information distribution and communication, and enhances Western's ability to quickly and reliably communicate with students, staff, and faculty in the event of an emergency.
The University will only activate the system for emergency purposes. In an emergency, WEAS allows University officials to contact the entire campus community via voice, text, and e-mail messages.
Western Illinois University officials encourage everyone in our campus community to keep emergency information current. The contact information you provide for the WEAS database will not be shared with other entities, and it will be kept private and confidential. The contact information is used only for the emergency alert system. Steps on how to update emergency contact information are located at www.wiu.edu/alertsystem/.
Campus Crimes Reports
The activities listed in these summaries reflect incidents where a police report is filed in the Office of Public Safety at Western Illinois University. Items NOT listed include citizen assists, checking on well being of individuals, emergency 9-1-1 calls which do not result in a crime report (i.e. false alarm) and other "routine" duties.
This summary is developed by the Office of University Relations. It is provided to keep the University community informed about crime and safety issues and to satisfy the requirement for providing a crime log in accordance with the Campus Safety and Security Act (Clery Law). Questions about entries in this summary should be referred to the Office of University Relations, Director Darcie Shinberger or the Office of Public Safety, Director Bob Fitzgerald.
Concealed Carry Notice
Notice to students, parents and employees of Western Illinois University.
Concealed carry legislation has passed in Illinois and Western Illinois University Board of Trustees has approved a policy regulating the possession of weapons on campus. This policy can be viewed at http://www.wiu.edu/vpas/policies/concealedcarry.php In accordance with this policy, members of the WIU community are prohibited from possessing firearms or weapons on property owned, leased or controlled by WIU, even if that person has a valid federal or state license to possess a weapon. For anyone possessing a Concealed Carry Permit, a firearm may be carried within a vehicle into a parking area if the firearm and its ammunition remain locked out of plain view within the parked vehicle. A firearm may be stored in a case within a locked vehicle or locked container out of plain view within the vehicle in the parking area. The firearm may only be removed for the limited purpose of storing or retrieving the firearm from the trunk of the vehicle. A firearm must first be unloaded before removing it from the vehicle.
If you have any questions, you may contact the Western Illinois University Office of Public Safety at 309-298-1949.
WIU-Quad Cities campus does not require immunization records of our students and is exempt from the IL law because of our non-residential college status.
Student Health Insurance
WIU-Quad Cities students are not required to have student health insurance and may select to opt out.