Safety + Security

We care about your safety

At UW-Eau Claire – Barron County, safety and security is one of our top priorities. We want all students, faculty + staff, and visitors to feel safe when they are on campus and be informed about out policies.

Annual Campus Security Reports

The UW-Barron County Annual Security Reports include statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by campus and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

The reports also include institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault and other matters.

Students will be notified each year, via e-mail, when the updated report is published. Copies of the report can be obtained from the Student Services Office.

The Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act of 2000 (CSCPA) is an amendment to the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act. The CSCPA requires sex offenders to provide notice of enrollment or employment at any institution of higher education (IHE) in that state where the offender resides, as well as notice of each change of enrollment or employment status at the IHE. Learn more at the Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry.

Severe Weather Policy

Should UW-Eau Claire – Barron County be forced to cancel classes due to snow conditions, an alert will be issued over the eAlert Emergency Notification System. When an eAlert is issued (be it for weather related campus closings or safety emergency), the system will automatically send a notification to all campus email addresses (students, faculty and staff). Anyone with a cell number in PRISM will also receive a text.

Course cancellation announcements will also be broadcast on the following Rice Lake stations:

  • WJMC (96.1 FM)
  • WAQE (97.7 FM)
  • WKFX (99.1 FM)
  • WAQE (1090 AM)
  • WJMC (1240 AM)

You may also find out about class cancellations by calling our main campus phone number at 715-234-8176. The usual greeting would be replaced with a message announcing any course cancellations.

Class cancellations are a rare occurrence at UW-BC, so be sure tocheck rather than assume that classes have been cancelled.

View the Safety & Security page on the UW Colleges administrative website for more information about crime on campuses, sexual assault information, the sexual assault registry, and the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act.

Ebola Information

Although the Ebola virus poses no immediate threat to the general United States population, it is important to be aware of any changes in your health if you have recently traveled to one of the countries where the Ebola outbreak is occurring (currently Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and the Republic of the Congo) and to seek immediate medical care. For further information please check the UW Colleges and UW-Extension health information page.

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