Safety and Security

Have an Emergency?

On-campus: call Police and Security Services at 216.368.3333 
Off-campus: call 911

For non-emergency, ON-CAMPUS, police assistance, please call 216.368.3300

Keeping You—and Our Campus—Safe

Case Western Reserve University is committed to the safety of our students, faculty and staff. You can find safety tips and resources on the CWRU Police and Security Services website at

Though CWRU is generally safe, it is an open, urban campus, so crime is a risk.

For your safety and protection, it is important that you know what to do in case of an emergency and what resources are available to you:

  • If you are on campus and need emergency assistance, you can call Police and Security Services at 216.368.3333. Otherwise, call 911.
  • If it is not an emergency, but you need police assistance, call 216.368.3000.
  • Download the CWRU Rave Guardian smartphone app to help officer respond quickly and precisely to your needs.
  • Visit ISS’ Emergency Protocol page for more information.

Sexual Conduct & Relationships

CWRU is dedicated to fostering a positive learning and working environment for its community members and has established policies on sexual conduct that address assault, harassment, consensual relationships, and drug and alcohol use. Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination that violates university policy as well as state and federal laws.

CWRU’s Sexual Misconduct policy is available on the Sexual Misconduct and Title IX website.

CWRU is a diverse community and recognizes that cultural differences can impact behavior; what is acceptable in one culture may not be acceptable in others. The university’s goal is to be a welcoming, safe place and to ensure that all members of CWRU are empowered by education and provided the appropriate resources. Understanding the definitions associated with sexual conduct and sexual violence is critical to being well-educated about CWRU’s policies.

The university strongly encourages persons who experience sexual misconduct to report the misconduct, to seek assistance, and to pursue university action for their own protection and that of the entire campus community. For more information about reporting procedures and your rights, please visit the Sexual Misconduct Policy’s Reporting Section for a list of Confidential Support resources. Information about supporting an individual who has been affected by sexual misconduct is also available.