Campus Safety

Washington State's campus has a low crime rate and we continue to make every effort to keep the campus safe for students, employees, and the community. The following information is provided as part of our commitment to safety on campus and in compliance with the Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act of 1990 (a.k.a. The Jeanne Clery Act).

College faculty, staff, students and visitors are encouraged to be aware of their surroundings and to be responsible for their personal safety. Red emergency phones are provided in key locations throughout the campus buildings and blue call boxes are located in the parking lots to call for protection or help.

Senate Bill 40 Freedom of Speech Report

Campus Building Lockdown

In an effort to maintain a safe environment for working and learning, beginning August 28, employees and students will need to scan their WSCO ID for entrance to all campus buildings.

Please refer to the photos below for the locations of door scanners for all campus buildings.

Visitors or anyone without an ID can press the intercom button to request admission.

If you do not have a WSCO ID or need a replacement, they are available at the Library.

Thank you.

The WSCO Emergency Response Plan

The Washington State College of Ohio Emergency Response Plan is a comprehensive compilation of emergency protocols and procedures that should be followed and referred to by college personnel during emergency situations. The Plan is available on the College’s Intranet.

In situations where you or someone else's life or health is threatened, you should call 9-1-1.

Annual Crime Statistics

View the report of annual crime statistics on the Washington State Campus.

Reporting Crimes & Emergencies

In the event a crime is committed on campus, students and employees are advised of the following information:

  •  Criminal actions or other emergencies on campus are to be reported to the Vice President/Treasurer (designated as the chief campus security officer). The Vice President/Treasurer is responsible for responding to all reports of criminal activity. The office of the Vice President/Treasurer is located in the administrative area of the Main Building. The campus extension is 1101 or 1104. Reports may also be submitted online here.
  •  The Marietta City Police Department will be notified in the event of any unlawful activity. Campus security personnel have authority in the area of traffic control, but their authority does not extend to the enforcement of criminal laws.
  •  Students and employees are encouraged to promptly report all criminal activities that might be observed on campus.
Alcohol & Drug Use

Policies adopted by Washington State Board of Trustees expressly forbid the use, possession, or sale of alcoholic beverages on campus by individuals, whether they be employees, students or visitors. Likewise, the College does not condone or permit the use of or sale of any illegal drugs on campus. The relevant policies listed are available, in full, in the Washington State Policies and Procedures Manual, available in the library.

Sexual Assault

The following agency may be contacted for services concerning rape and other sexual assaults:

Sexual Assault Intervention Network (S.A.I.N.) 740.374.3111 or 1.800.974.3111

S.A.I.N. recommends the following actions:

  •  Go to a safe place
  •  Call the rape hotline 740.374.3111
  •  Call the police - remember rape is a crime and you have the same rights as any victim of crime
  •  Go to the hospital. You may need medical treatment.
Collin’s Law: the Ohio Anti-Hazing Act

Collin’s Law: the Ohio Anti-Hazing Act

Washington State College of Ohio had zero incidents of hazing during the 2023 calendar year.