This is a TEST of the Wake Alert System. The test is being conducted to assure that the emergency notification system is operating properly. Testing is being carried out by the University Police Department and the Office of Communications and External Relations. No action is required.
Wake Alert Emergency. The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County area. Seek shelter now. Go to the lowest level of a building. Stay away from doors and windows. Our first priority is to ensure the health and safety of those on our campus. The current NWS warning is in effect until 05:30 a.m. Updates will appear here.
Wake Alert Emergency. The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County area. Seek shelter now. Go to the lowest level of a building. Stay away from doors and windows. Our first priority is to ensure the health and safety of those on our campus. The current NWS warning is in effect until 11:45 a.m. today. Updates will appear here.
In order to promote safety on the Wake Forest University campus, the University is issuing this Timely Warning concerning a possible threat to the community.
The Winston-Salem Police Department and the University Police Department are investigating an alleged incident of rape that was reported to have occurred on Sept. 14, 2019, in Angelou Residence Hall. It was reported to police on Sept. 17, 2019.
A student reported being raped by another student. The alleged victim reported that the suspect is known to them.
If you have any information that might be helpful in this investigation, contact the University Police at (336) 758- 5911 or, if you wish, anonymously through “Silent Witness.”
Wake Forest is providing resources to assist the individuals involved in this incident, and will continue to take actions to maintain the safety and security of the campus community.
It is important for all of us to focus on the things that we can all do to keep ourselves and others safe.
Call 911: If you feel uneasy or unsafe, go to a safe location and call a friend or the police at 911. When your safety is at risk or you need a safe escort on campus, contact University Police, available 24 hours at 336-758-5911.
–Download Live Safe Mobile App
–Ask a friend who may be in a potentially dangerous situation if they want to leave and then make sure that they get home safely.
If you have experienced a sexual offense, we encourage you to seek support. If you or a friend has questions or concerns about sexual offenses, you can contact the following resources for confidential information and support:
Safe Office: [Confidential]
Helpline 24/7: 336-758-5285, Reynolds Gym, B104-107 (next to Student Health Service)
Student Health Service: [Confidential]
336-758-5218, Lower Level of Reynolds Gymnasium
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center [Confidential]
Medical Center Blvd, Winston-Salem, NC 27157
University Counseling Center: [Confidential]
336-758-5273, Reynolda Hall, Room 117
Office of the Chaplain: [Confidential]
336-758-5017, Reynolda Hall, Suite 8
If you would like to report a sexual offense, please contact any of the following offices:
Wake Forest University Title IX Office
336-758-7258, Reynolda Hall, Room 307
To obtain information about sexual offense prevention, contact:
Safe Office: [Confidential]
Helpline 24/7: 336-758-5285, Reynolds Gym B104-107
Rape Aggression Defense (RAD)
Winston-Salem Police Department
911 in an emergency
Family Services/Forsyth County
24/7 Sexual Assault helpline: 336-722-4457
24/7 Domestic Violence helpline: 336-723-8125
Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center [Confidential]
3333 Silas Creek Pkwy, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
This Timely Warning is sent in compliance with the provisions of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998.
The Winston-Salem and Wake Forest University police departments are investigating an incident tonight (Sept. 16) in which a bullet was fired into a University-owned house on Polo Road. None of the house’s occupants, all graduate students, were injured.
Police believe the shot was fired at approximately 7:15 p.m. It was nearly an hour later before the residents of the house realized what had happened and contacted police.
While the police continue their investigation, University staff members are offering support and assistance to the students who live in the house.
Anyone with information that may assist in the investigation is asked to contact Wake Forest University Police at 336-758-5911.