"University Police Department" Archive

WFU to distribute masks in coordination with Mask the City initiative

The following message was emailed to faculty and staff on April 30 by Wake Forest Communications and External Relations:

Dear Wake Forest faculty and staff,

Mask the City is a community-wide effort announced on April 21 by Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines to provide access to cloth face masks to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in this area.

Wake Forest is supporting this initiative and will make two cloth masks available at no charge to each Wake Forest faculty and staff member, as well as to each student who is continuing to reside in on-campus housing this semester.  City leaders are encouraging residents to wear the masks and continue social distancing through May 31.

Employees who are currently working on campus in Facilities & Campus Services and University Police will receive masks directly from their supervisors. Students currently living on campus will receive masks directly from the Office of Residence Life and Housing.

For Wake Forest employees who are currently working remotely, masks will be available for pick up Tuesday (May 5) and Wednesday (May 6) from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM at the LJVM Coliseum Box Office. The masks are washable. Employees will need to show their Wake Forest IDs to pick up masks.

The pick-up process for employees:

Employees should enter the LJVM Coliseum parking lot via Deacon Boulevard (see map).  The box office is located outside of the Coliseum, at the front of the main lobby.  Lines will be set up to maintain social distancing.  Please have your Wake Forest ID (DeaconOne Card) with you and ready to show at the ticket window.  A team member will check your name off the list and provide your masks after seeing your Wake Forest ID.

All Wake Forest employees are encouraged to wear masks while in public spaces and any employees on campus are expected to wear masks. Wearing a mask does not replace other preventative measures like staying at home, washing hands and staying six feet away from others.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) currently recommends that everyone wear a mask while in public. The CDC advises that the use of simple cloth face coverings can slow the spread of the virus and prevent people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.

Cloth face masks are not intended to replace personal protective equipment (PPE) – including surgical masks or N95 respirators. Employees who have been issued PPE and trained on the appropriate use should continue to use those masks according to the protocols for their job duties.

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Timely Warning: Sexual Assault Reported

This announcement was emailed to students, faculty and staff on March 5 by Wake Forest Communications and External Relations:

In order to promote safety on the Wake Forest University campus, the University is issuing this notification concerning a possible threat to the community.

The Wake Forest Title IX Office is investigating a student’s report of being sexually assaulted by a student in South Residence Hall early in the morning on March 1, 2020.  The student made the report to the Title IX Office on March 5.

If you have any information that might be helpful in this investigation, contact the University Police at (336) 758- 5911 or the Title IX Office at 336-758-7258 or titleixcoordinator@nullwfu.edu. If you wish to provide information anonymously, do so through “Silent Witness.” 

Wake Forest is providing resources to assist the individuals involved in this incident, and will continue to take actions to maintain the safety and security of the campus community.

It is important for all of us to focus on the things that we can all do to keep ourselves and others safe.

  • Call 911: If you feel uneasy or unsafe, go to a safe location and call a friend or the police at 911. When your safety is at risk or you need a safe escort on campus, contact University Police, available 24 hours at 336-758-5911.
  • Download Live Safe Mobile App
  • Ask a friend who may be in a potentially dangerous situation if they want to leave and then make sure that they get home safely.

If you have experienced a sexual offense, we encourage you to seek support. If you or a friend has questions or concerns about sexual offenses, you can contact the following resources for confidential information and support:

Safe Office: [Confidential]
Helpline 24/7: 336-758-5285, Reynolds Gym, B104-107 (next to Student Health Service)

Student Health Service: [Confidential]
336-758-5218, Lower Level of Reynolds Gymnasium

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center [Confidential]
Medical Center Blvd, Winston-Salem, NC 27157

University Counseling Center: [Confidential]
336-758-5273, Reynolda Hall, Room 117

Office of the Chaplain: [Confidential]
336-758-5017, Reynolda Hall, Suite 8

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A message about entering campus at the University's gatehouses

The following announcement was e-mailed to students, faculty and staff on Dec. 19 by Wake Forest Communications and External Relations:

Starting December 20, Wake Forest will begin operating card readers at the University’s gatehouses between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. to streamline access to campus by students, faculty and staff.

When approaching the University Parkway and Reynolda Road entrances during those hours, students, faculty and staff who have their Deacon OneCard may choose to take the outside, right-hand lane and pull up to a card reader where they can scan their card before entering campus.  If they do not have their Deacon OneCard, they will need to use the inside, left-hand lane where a security officer will verify that they are a student or a faculty or staff member.

If anyone experiences difficulty using the card reader, we ask that they remain in their vehicle until the security officer is able to assist them.

Residents of the Faculty Drive and Belle Vista neighborhoods may take advantage of the card readers if they have a Deacon OneCard.  They can also continue to use the gate stickers they already have on their vehicles and enter campus as they have previously. Residents who would like to obtain a Deacon OneCard are asked to visit the Deacon OneCard office in Angelou Residence Hall, Suite 001, with identification. It is open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and the phone number is 336-758-1949. There will be no charge for the first Deacon OneCard.

Campus visitors, vendors and others will continue using the inside, left-hand lane.  They will be allowed to enter campus once the security officer has verified their reason to be on campus.


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Campus fire alarm systems operating normally

This announcement was emailed to students, faculty and staff on March 25 by Wake Forest Communications and External Relations:

All campus fire alarm systems are operating normally again following maintenance on the alarms in the past two weeks.  The work on the alarm systems is complete.

A previous message to students, faculty and staff announced the maintenance was to take place and asked that anyone hearing a fire alarm to call University Police.  That is no longer necessary.

Now that the fire alarm systems have resumed normal operations, any fire alarm that is activated will automatically alert the University Police Department and the Winston-Salem Fire Department.

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Police department to present Clery Act training in January

The Wake Forest University Police Department, in association with D. Stafford and Associates, will present Clery Act training for campus security authorities (CSA) on Jan. 7 between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in the auditorium at Wake Downtown.

In brief, CSAs are individuals designated by the Clery Act as responsible for reporting specific crimes to University Police when they are aware of the crimes.

Registration for the class is available through the Professional Development Center.

The training is not open to the general public, students, faculty or staff who are not CSAs. By law, CSAs are identified as (but not limited to): deans, the police, coaches (athletics), faculty advisors to student groups, student resident advisors or assistants, Greek affairs coordinators, ombudspersons (including student ombudspersons), directors of campus health or counseling centers, and officials with significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including, but not limited to, student housing, and student discipline and campus judicial proceedings.

Examples of those who do not qualify as CSAs would be faculty members without responsibility for student and campus activity beyond the classroom and clerical staff.

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