Department of Public Safety

690 South Church Street
West Chester, Pennsylvania 19383


The Department of Public Safety received a delayed report of a sexual assault which occurred on April 25, 2014 around 12:30 am. The female victim a WCU student was walking between Goshen and Tyson Hall when she was approached from behind by an unknown black male described as being around 5 feet 10 inches tall with slim build and acted as if he was intoxicated. No further description available. The male grabbed the victim on the buttocks. When the victim threatened the male with defensive spray and the male fled. Anyone with information on this crime is encouraged to contact the WCU Department of Public Safety at 610-436-3311. If you or someone you know has been affected by a criminal act, the following resources are available to you: (*denotes confidential resource) Counseling Center*: 610-436-2301 Health Center: 610-436-2509 Social Equity/Title IX Coordinator: 610-436-2513 Womens Center: 610-436-2122 Judicial Affairs: 610-436-3511 Crime Victims Center*: 610-692-7273 National Sexual Assault Hotline*:1-800-656-HOPE

Safety Tips


Campus safety is a campus-wide concern. Remember that Public Safety is here to help and provide many safety services, including safety escorts and RAD self-defense classes. If you ever have a concern about your safety, please do not hesitate to contact an officer, 24 hours a day, at 610 436 3311.




If you see something suspicious, report it to Public Safety immediately. Public Safety’s job is to not only keep the peace but also to fully investigate suspicious incidents.


Remember to program necessary emergency phone numbers in your cell phone. West Chester University Public Safety can be reached at 610 436 3311 and be sure to program 911 as well.