Public Safety

Warren Wilson’s small, tightly knit campus is a safe one. Department of Public Safety officers help ensure a safe environment for the College community and its guests. Emergency phones with blue beacons are located in campus parking lots. During Orientation, students will meet the Public Safety staff, learn the location of the emergency phones and discuss ways to keep Warren Wilson College a safe community.

All buildings on campus are equipped with fire alarms and fire extinguishers; residence halls have smoke detectors in each room.

In addition to their primary role, the Department of Public Safety also provides these additional services;

  • Escort Program: Any member of the Warren Wilson community may request a walking escort at any time.
  • Fire Safety: Education and drills.
  • Parking: Parking Permits are available to all students (including first-years) and are included with your tuition.
  • Lost and Found: Students may inquire for lost items at Public Safety any time.

Safety in our Environment

One of the most compelling benefits our students receive is access to our 1,100 acre campus in the Blue Ridge mountains. We know though, that proximity to farm animals and wildlife can be frightening at first to some students. This is why we educate students about safe protocols related to the cows, pigs, and bears that are part of our mountain home.

Annual Security Report

This annual report is to inform students, prospective students, faculty, and staff about Warren Wilson College’s security incidents, crime reporting procedures, and crime prevention programs and measures. It also includes information about campus fire safety and fire statistics.

This report meets the requirements of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. It also complies with the Higher Education Opportunity Act. Crime and fire statistics are reported by calendar year as required by these acts.

View the 2023 Security Report