Severe Intoxication Panels

If a friend of yours experiences severe intoxication, this places them at high risk for alcohol overdose/poisoning and the resulting medical problems. 

thumbnailCA2KQXR2The Office of Public Safety, in conjunction with WesWell, the Dean of Students Office, and Res Life will be holding four Severe Intoxication Panels designed to help students understand the best course of action to take for a friend who cannot make an informed decision due to impairment.  The representatives on the panel will speak about the issues from their perspective.  The panel discussion will give you a chance to have questions about alcohol policies and procedures answered.  You will learn what the signs of severe intoxication are, what Public Safety will do when responding to a call for help, what the Dean of Students Office will do when a student is referred to them after being treated for intoxication, and more.   The panels will be held on the following dates and times: 

Tuesday  September 15th @ 7:30pm in the Fauver Residence Hall lounge

Tuesday  September 22nd @ 7:30pm in the Butterfield B lounge

Tuesday  September 29th @ 7:30pm in the Clark Hall lounge

Tuesday  October 6th @ 7:30pm in the 200 Church Street lounge

We would look forward to seeing you and speaking with you about this very important issue.   Lt. Paul Verrillo, Wesleyan Public Safety

Your Local/Cell Phone Number


For your safety and in the case of an emergency, it is very important that Wesleyan University have a local phone number on file for you—whether that be a landline through WesTel or your own cell phone number.  If you have not already done so, please take a moment to submit your phone number through your student portfolio:  Click the “Phone/Nondisclosure” link in the “Enrollment Status” bucket under Campus Life in the third column and follow the directions.   You will have an Enrollment Hold and will not be fully enrolled in the University until you have done this.   Thank-you!

Anna van der Burg, Registrar

Campus Safety

thumbnailCAVKZXOYHere’s some information from our Public Safety Office about campus safety that I wanted to pass on to you.  It is common-sense advice that is offered just as a reminder as you prepare to transition to campus life.

College campuses across the country are generally safe places for the students attending them.  In many instances, though, this leads to a relaxed attitude toward personal safety and security measures and students tend to let their guard down.

A majority of the incidents that occur on our campus are “crimes of opportunity.”  These happen when students leave their room doors unlocked when they leave, do not use the window locks in their houses, leave unlocked bikes outside, or leave their  laptops unattended in a library or residence hall.   We usually see a rise in laptop thefts during exam periods when students are preoccupied with their studies and  leave their laptop “for a few minutes” while they run to grab a bite to eat.  It only takes a few seconds for a thief to unplug the laptop, put it in a backpack, and walk away.  You should always lock your room or residential area when leaving, even if it is only for a few minutes or you are going down the hall to shower.  College campuses are places where thefts occur because there is a  large number of laptops, small electronic items such as Ipods, and bikes  in  a small geographic area that are often left unsecured and unattended. 

As you would anywhere else, be aware of your surroundings when walking around campus day or night and always remember to secure your personal items or keep them in your sight.   There is no substitute for vigilance when it comes to campus safety.

Bicycle Security

thumbnailCAXUPREEBecause of the rise in value of the average bicycle in recent years and the increase of bikes on campus, there has been an increase in the number of bikes stolen on campus.  Most bikes that have been taken are either unsecured or secured with a cable lock, which is easily cut. 

If you bring a bicycle to campus you should:

  •  Purchase and use a high quality U lock to secure it.   When parked near other bikes, chances are a thief will take the bike with the least secure lock.
  •  If your U lock has a key at the end of the crossbar, position the lock with its keyway end facing down towards the ground to make it more difficult for someone to get at.
  • Personalize the bike to make it less attractive to a would-be thief and easy to identify if recovered.
  • Engrave an ID number on the bike (take advantage of Operation Identification).
  • Register your bike with Public Safety.

On Wednesday, September 2, there will be a Safety Fair held at the Usdan Center courtyard.  Public Safety will be registering bikes at that time and will also have U locks that can be purchased for $20.00.

Two helpful websites for further information are: and

Lt. Paul Verrillo,Wesleyan Public Safety

Fire Safety…or What Not to Bring

Throughout the year, Campus Fire Safety and Res Life staff will conduct health and safety inspections in all student residences.  As you begin packing your belongings and prepare to depart for Wesleyan, it’s important to keep the following in mind:

  • Candles, incense, used smoking materials and cooking appliances in student rooms are the most commonthumbnailcaj53hej fineable offenses
  • Students should review the list of prohibited items on the fire safety website
  • Campus Fire Safety will confiscate and fine $100 for each prohibited item
  • Campus Fire Safety will notify Public Safety if any weapons or drugs are found during room inspections
  • Campus Fire Safety will notify the Dean’s Office if any alcohol is found in rooms of students presumed to be under 21

Please email, with any questions.