Safety and Security
Residence Hall Security –
Each Residence Hall has a singular point of entrance that is secured with a swipe card access system. Residents only of a particular hall have access to their hall. Halls are staffed by student and professional staff as well as safety and security officer residence hall monitors. Common spaces and emergency exits are monitored by security cameras.
WSSU Police Department:
The WSSU campus has a pedestrian friendly setting that is relatively crime free. Our community numbers more than 6,000 people with hundreds of visitors coming and going each day. WSSU Police stand ready to assist the campus community in any way possible. The Police Department is a full law enforcement agency organized under North Carolina General Statute 116. Officers have full law enforcement agency status with powers identical to those of a municipal policy agency on all WSSU property and streets running through and adjacent to the University. In addition to police operations, the department also provides traffic, parking, environmental health and public safety services for the campus. Safety and security at WSSU is a team effort by faculty, staff and students. Faculty, staff and students can assist in keeping the campus safe by avoiding risky behaviors and by reporting suspicious behavior and/or situations to the Police Department. Please call us whenever you see anything suspicious, if you feel threatened, have a safety concern or simply see a need for expanded police services to meet the community needs.
WSSU Police Department is available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day at 336-750-2900 or by using any of the emergency call boxes located throughout the campus. The Police Department is located in the Old Maintenance Building on Cromartie Street.
Emergency Blue Box telephones are located throughout campus and use for those who need immediate attention.
Students should enroll in RAMAlert to receive emergency notifications via phone, text, and email.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
By federal law there are restrictions on information that can be shared with parents and other family members of our students. Please refer to FERPA for a full explanation of student’s rights to privacy and the university’s responsibility to their private information.
All students at the university must carry some form of medical insurance. Insurance is a mandatory fee which is charged to all students registered for six hours or more, unless you are a Distance Learner. If you have medical insurance the fee can be waived. If a student believes they are adequately covered through their parent’s plan they need to provide verification through the Chartis website. Once a student provides his/her insurance information, the provider will determine whether or not you qualify for the waiver.
Medical Health History, Vaccinations, and Immunizations Requirements
The State of North Carolina requires proof of various vaccinations and immunizations for enrollment at their Universities. For further information please visit the Health Center’s website.
Alcohol and Drugs
Winston-Salem State University is a zero tolerance institution concerning any illegal drugs. Students who are found responsible for possession or use of any illegal substance will be asked to leave the university for no less than one full year. Winston-Salem State University is also a alcohol free campus. Students charged with an alcohol offense will be adjudicated through the Office of Student Conduct and an appropriate sanction will be assigned.
Parents can order various care packages to be delivered throughout the semester to encourage their son or daughter from the Residence Hall Association on campus.
The RamCard is the official Winston-Salem State University identification card used by all students, faculty, and staff. The RamCard is an essential part of life at WSSU. It is used for food services, bookstore and campus purchases; access to residence halls, academic buildings, the student health center, vending and library services. It is a ticket for admission to athletic events and campus activities. Students should carry their RamCard with them at all times and present it to University officials upon request.
All students who reside on campus must purchase a meal plan. For information on the various meal plans that the university offers see Campus Dish website.
As part of our efforts as a University to “Go Green” most of the official university business and notifications will go through email. All students will receive email addresses upon registering for classes. It is their responsibility to check their email regularly. For traditional mail delivery, students should get a Campus Box at the University Post Office on the first floor of the Thompson Student Center. Parents can send packages that can be picked up at our Post Office during business hours.
Once you get a campus box your address will be as follows.
Campus Box ?????
601 South Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27110-0001
Winston-Salem State University now has an agreement with Standards for Living for providing a micro-fridge for students who request one. By clicking on the link provided, you can read of the details on how to order one and have it delivered. The ONLY product approved by WSSU that allows for a microwave in your room is available to rent! Standards of Living
WSSU Linen Program
We contract through On Campus Marketing for students who want to have linens delivered to their rooms before move in. This keeps things simple and makes one less thing for Mom and Dad to have to pack up in the mini-van. Click here for more information