Campus Crime Alert and Awareness

Special note:

 Please use extreme care when, or if, you choose to lock up any concealed carry weapons inside your parked vehicle anywhere on or off campus. 

Campus Crime Awareness

Personal Safety

For EMERGENCIES dial ... 911


For non-emergencies call (715)394-8114

  • Please remember to keep your doors locked when you leave your room or office area.  There are people on our campus that look at an unlocked, unoccupied room as a nice place to shop for items that he or she might believe they need but do not currently have.  Please do not make yourself a victim of this type of crime by being careless with your own personal physical security.  Make them work for their wares...always lock your doors!
  • When parking on campus, or off-campus, please remember to never leave any items of value out in plain view anywhere in your vehicle.  The same people as mentioned above will take advantage of any opportunity to relieve you of your items of value if they are afforded such, even for just a few minutes while you just run into a place.  Some thieves check for unlocked doors and enter without notice, others will use the "smash and dash" method.  They will smash a window, grab what they see, and vanish. 
  • If you should happen to lose your wallet, purse, etc., with credit cards, debit cards, or check books inside; contact your bank or card company immediately and let them know that you no longer have possession of them. 
  • If they should show up as found items you will not have lost out on anything.
  • You will not be responsible for any use of them, if they have been stolen and reported as such, that you did not personally authorize.  The bank or card company can alert any local law enforcement agency that there has been an attempted use and an arrest might be made if there is conclusive video evidence that matches a suspect in the act.
  • Request a University Police Department escort across campus or to your vehicle if you are concerned about your personal safety.

Violent Incidents

Emergency situations: CALL 9 1 1 from a campus telephone or cell phone.

Campus blue light phones may be activated if nearby.  They alert the University Police Department directly.

  • If outside, on campus, activate the emergency telephone system by pushing the button on the front panel. 
  • If safe to do so, remain by the tower and provide information over the speaker system as requested by the officer that answers. 
  • Look for nearby landmarks to help report your location or the location of the incident.

Be prepared to provide as much information as possible such as:

  • What is happening:
  • The location
  • Who is involved?
  • Type of weapon(s) involved, if any
  • Your name and telephone number

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Potentially Violent Situations (non-emergency)

Other potentially violent situations involving harassing or obscene telephone calls, mail or e-mail threats, confrontations, etc., should be handled with your supervisor/the University Police Department and/or the affirmative action officer as the situation dictates.

Non-emergency incidents that are criminal in nature or believed to be criminal and occurred on campus or during the conduct of University business off campus.

  • Should be reported to the University Police Department at (715)394-8114 (On-line reporting form) and/or 911.

Timely Warning Notices

E-Mail Phishing Attempts

Email Phishing is a type of deception designed to steal your valuable personal data, such as credit card numbers or other account data and passwords. 

 Here are some tips to help you avoid Email Phishing Scams and an example of an Email Phishing Scam that approximately 70 UWS users received in one morning.

  • Don't reply to an email, text, or pop-up message that asks for personal or financial information, and don't click on links in the message.  Just delete it.
  • Don't respond if you get a message ­by email, text, pop-up or phone ­that asks you to call a phone number to update your account or give your personal information.

From: Online Service Department []
Sent: Tuesday, November 25, 2008 12:57 AM
Subject: E-mail Account Expire in 2 Day(s)

Dear Uwsuper Webmail User,

This Information is sent by Uwsuper Helpdesk Program which periodically checks the size of E-mail Space, where new messages are received. The program is run weekly to ensure nobody inbox grows too large. If your inbox becomes too large, you will be unable to receive new email. Just before this message was sent, you had 18 Megabytes(MB) or more of messages stored in your inbox on Uwsuper Webmail. To help us re-set your SPACE on our database prior to maintain our INBOX,you must reply to this e-mail and enter your Current User name (___________ ) and Password ( _____________ ). There would be a Message Alert periodically if your inbox size continues to be between 18 and 20 MB. If your inbox size grows to 20 MB, then a program on Uwsuper Webmail will move your oldest email to a folder in your home directory to ensure that you will continue to receive incoming email. You will be notified by email that this has taken place. If your inbox grows to 25 MB, you will be unable to receive new email as it will be returned to the sender. All this will be Programmed on your e-mail upon fill the spaces above. Thank you for your cooperation.

Uwsuper Help Desk

Crime Victim Information