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Public Safety

Crisis Response

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Public Safety

Peoples Building
690 South Church Street
West Chester, PA 19383

On-Campus Emergencies:
610-436-3311 or x3311

Off-Campus Emergencies:

On-Campus Parking Questions/Concerns:
Parking Services, 610-436-3345

Crisis Response: General

Need Help For A Student NOW?

  • Public Safety: 610-436-3311 for safety concerns

  • Counseling Services: 610-436-2301 for behavior or mental health concerns

  • Emergency Medical Services: 610-436- 3311 (will link to 911)

If you are worried about a student’s mental or physical health or witnessed behaviors in a student that have caused distress, the Counseling Center site was designed as a resource about signs of distress and referral sources.

Faculty members are frequently the best individuals to notice when a student is struggling, given the frequency with which they see students during the semester. At times, issues of interpersonal difficulty, academic stress, or financial pressures are evident. The information that follows is provided as a guide so that the student and the faculty member can access the best resources on campus.

After Hours Emergeny Contacts

  • Psychological Concerns WCU Public Safety at 610-436-3311
    • An on-call Psychologist will be paged
  • If there is imminent danger, please call Public Safety so that transportation to an area hospital can be arranged.
  • If classes are NOT in session when a situation arises please call, Valley Creek Crisis Center at 610-918-2100
    • They will dispatch a Mobile Crisis Unit to assist the student, conduct the assessment, and transport the student to the hospital, if deemed necessary.
  • If the student is agreeable to having one’s parents voluntarily involved, contact the parents in the presence of the student. Never leave a suicidal individual alone while you are making arrangements.