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Concord University and the Offices of Public Safety and Housing and Residence Life take great measures to build on the safety record of the community of Athens and the State of West Virginia. The University believes that members of the Concord campus community can assist in keeping themselves from harm by utilizing prescribed safety precautions and by educating themselves about the frequency and type of security breaches which occur on University property. Public Safety will record and annually publish statistics on crime.

For additional Concord University Crime Statistics go to
Students are encouraged to exercise common sense regarding personal safety. Each student must take an active part in his or her own personal safety and the safety of other community members.
Public Safety Officers work closely with professional and paraprofessional Housing and Residence Life staff personnel. Both the Officers and the Student Life staff members on duty are available to receive emergency telephone calls from anyone on campus or associated with the University. All Public Safety Officers have direct radio contact with local law enforcement agencies. To encourage accurate reporting of crimes and incidents, a formalized "Incident Report" is completed after each known event (when the victim allows us to report the crime).
The most recent comprehensive data concerning crime rate statistics for West Virginia was disclosed to the public by the West Virginia State Police.

Concord University and the Office of Housing and Residence Life encourages students to take all precautions toward their own personal safety and the security of their possessions.


What YOU can do to enhance YOUR OWN personal safety.

Personal Safety :
avoid walking alone, especially at night
walk in well lighted areas
walk clear of any area with heavy foliage
be alert and aware of your surroundings
refrain from propping open locked residence hall doors
use the viewing porthole provided in each residence hall door
have strangers identify themselves before unlocking any room door
keep your room door locked at all times

Vehicle Security :
remove property from plain view
roll up vehicle windows
remove keys
lock all doors
park in a well lighted area whenever possible
Personal Property Safety :
secure valuables left in your room
print your name on valuables when appropriate
remember to lock the door(s) and window(s) to your personal room each time you leave and when you are sleeping
lock your room door when you are in the bathroom (traditional halls)
pre-plan a course of action in the event of lost or stolen credit cards, checks or money