VanCoug Alerts

Air Quality Alert WSU Vancouver

Posted: Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 7:40am

Air Quality Alert

Issued: 5:46 PM PDT Sep. 3, 2017 – National Weather Service

The Southwest Clean Air Agency has issued an air quality alert, which remains in effect until 12 PM PDT Friday, Sept. 8.

Wildfires burning in the region combined with forecasted conditions will cause air quality to reach unhealthy levels at times through Friday morning. More information about air quality can be found at:

WSU Vancouver classes will proceed as normal, but individuals are encouraged to stay indoors when not traveling to or from classes or work.

WSU community members should take precautions to reduce exposure to unhealthy, smoky air. Breathing in smoke can have immediate health effects. Pollutants in smoke can cause burning eyes, runny nose, aggravate heart and lung diseases, and aggravate other serious health problems.

Older adults, pregnant women, children, and people with preexisting respiratory and heart conditions may be more likely to get sick if they breathe in wildfire smoke. If you experience any signs of respiratory distress or other health concerns, contact your health care provider.

There are many steps you can take for limiting exposure to unhealthy, smoky air.

Avoid being outdoors.

Stay inside as much as possible. Keep indoor air clean by closing windows and using an air filter and air conditioning. Make sure your air conditioner’s fresh-air intake is closed and the filter is clean to prevent outdoor smoke from getting inside.

Do not add to indoor pollution. Avoid using candles, fireplaces or gas stoves. Do not vacuum, because vacuuming stirs up particles already inside your home. Do not smoke, because smoking puts even more pollution into the air.

Follow your health care provider’s guidance. If you have asthma or another lung disease, follow your doctor’s advice about medicines and your respiratory management plan.

The Emergency Communication Team will test intercom systems over the noon hour today. This is only a test.

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017 - 9:23am

The Emergency Communication Team will test intercom systems over the noon hour today. This is only a test.

Clery Crime Alert-Indecent Exposure

Posted: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 6:21am

WSU Vancouver Public Safety and Clark County Sheriffs are investigating a report of indecent exposure. The incident was reported to 911 at approximately 4:30 PM on Sunday 7/9/17. The female victim was using campus trails in the east area of campus near the power lines when she observed a thinly built 20-30 year old white male exposing himself and touching himself while watching her. The suspect was wearing khaki shorts, a gray tee-shirt and had a medium sized brown dog with him. The victim reported that when she saw him, he raised his hands and said "it's ok". The victim ran away and called 911.

Clark County Sheriffs searched the area and vehicles in the area but did not locate the suspect. The alleged perpetrator is not known to the victim. The incident was reported to WSU Vancouver police on Monday July 11, 2017.



WSU Vancouver Police advise all community members to be alert when traveling or recreating on or off campus. Users also are encouraged to be aware of their surroundings, travel in groups and use safe transportation. The Department of Public Safety provides a Safety Escort Service on campus available to students and staff upon request. Students can contact Public Safety for an escort. Report suspicious activity immediately to University Police, dial 360-546-9001 or use a Blue Light emergency call box which rings directly to a 911 dispatcher. If you have information regarding this crime or have information on the whereabouts of the suspect, please contact the Department of Public Safety at (360) 546-9001.

All members of the WSU Vancouver community are strongly encouraged to promptly report all incidents of sexual misconduct to one of the following offices: the Department of Public Safety, Counseling and Disability Services, the Vice Chancellor of Student Services, and the Office of Student Conduct. There is no time limit for reporting an incident, and our highest priority is the well-being and safety of our students and community at all times.

Clery crime alerts are distributed pursuant to federal law for specific crimes in defined locations. They do not present, nor are they intended to present, a complete picture of crime on campus..

Washington State University Vancouver Police, 360-546-9001, pager: 360-690-1527, email: