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University Police participate in Active Shooter training at Arnold Hall

Active Shooter

This course was developed to provide the public with guidance on how to prepare for and respond to active shooter crisis situations.

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Lt. Jeff Wright demonstrates a self-defense technique during a P.R.O.T.E.C.T. training


This course was developed to provide the public with the skills needed to recognize threats and use self-defense techniques when in danger.

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Captain Matt Swain demonstrates a verbal de-escalation tactic during an on-campus training with students

Verbal De-escalation

This course was developed to provide the public with the skills needed to recognize threats and use self-defense techniques when in danger.

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Alcohol and Drugs

Child Safety

Classroom and Laboratory Safety

Crime and Crime Prevention

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

  • Prevention Training
  • Safe Zone Training
  • Title IX Training
  • You can also request individual or group training on the following topics:
    • Accessibility/Disability/Ablism
    • Activism
    • Allyship/Advocacy
    • Bias
    • Bystander Intervention
    • Children on Campus
    • Cultural Appropriation
    • Identity Basics
    • Inclusive Excellence
    • Intersectionality
    • Intimate Partner Violence
    • LGBTQIA+ Issues
    • Microaggressions
    • Power, Privilege and Oppression
    • Race/Racism
    • Sexual Assault
    • Sexual Harassment
    • Social Class/Socioeconomic Status
    • Social Justice
    • Stalking

Emergency Response

  • First Aid/CPR/AED course
  • Stop the Bleed Training, which teaches basic actions to stop life-threatening bleeding following everyday emergencies and man-made and natural disasters. Contact the Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center at 304-598-4659 to request training.

Fraternity and Sorority Life

  • Alcohol management checklist
  • Anti-hazing agreement
  • Chapter status list
  • Hazing Prevention Week, a week-long program series aimed at educating the WVU student community on the dangers of hazing while providing strategies that aid in its eradication
  • Mock social event - By request, a member of the Fraternity and Sorority Life staff will travel to a fraternity house and demonstrate how to effectively execute a compliant social event where chapter members manage alcohol.
  • New member programming - To ensure their new members' successful transition into the Greek community, Greek organizations must outline all new member activities, social events, initiation and any other events related to new members. The goal is to enhance the academic progress and interpersonal development of each new member.
  • Social event registration


  • Community Standards of Conduct
  • Intentional Interactions - To ensure each resident's well-being, Intentional Interactions provide Resident Assistants with an opportunity to engage individually in conversation with their residents. These conversations aid residents in reflecting on their personal well-being, academic progress and experience in the University community. These conversations are opportunities for residents to utilize a peer leader as a resource and for the resident to explore getting the most out of their WVU experience.
  • Student Legal Services (landlord/tenant matters) 

International Travel

  • Given recent global political dynamics, the issue of safety—at home or abroad—has emerged as a common concern. To ensure the safest experience possible, the Education Abroad Office provides every student a pre-departure orientation that includes information on safety, cultural differences, legal concerns, travel and health, issues and other relevant topics. In addition, we require every student to provide us his/her contact information overseas so if any changes occur that may affect students overseas, we are able to provide the information instantly. The Office of Global Affairs receives daily travel updates, advisories and warnings from the U. S. State Department about any issues that may affect students who are abroad.
  • International Travel FAQ's
  • Travel Registration


  • Student Legal Services (notary service, landlord/tenant matters, consumer problems, family law matters, insurance claims, contracts, wills, powers of attorney, debt collection defense)

Student Conduct


Active Shooter/Shots Fired Training

Online training available to all students, faculty and staff. Topics include:

  • The survivor/protector mindset – a belief that you can take control in order to “survive and protect”
  • General and specific courses of action to take during an active shooter event
  • What to do when law enforcement arrives on the scene
  • Guidance for surviving a hostage situation

Request training by submitting the Community Training Request Form and choosing the Active Shooter option in Type of Training Requested.

Continuum of Harm to Women

Explores attitudes, behaviors and aspects of society often perpetuated by men that are contributing factors to high rates of sexual violence and other forms of abuse in our culture. Contact or to request this program.


Helps students and members of the community learn how to properly defend themselves in cases of danger. To request training, complete the Community Training Request Form and select P.R.O.T.E.C.T. in Type of Training Requested.

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Morgantown, WV 26506
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