Safety and Security Policies and Annual Disclosure Statement - 2009

1. Personal Safety and Security:  At Wayland Baptist University we are deeply concerned about the safety and security of our Fairbanks Campus employees and students. As such, we continually seek to maintain a safe and secure environment for faculty, staff, and students. However, safety and security begin first with the individual. Faculty, staff, and students must take the initial responsibility for their respective personal safety and security. The information provided below is designed to assist each individual in the development of a personal safety and security plan:

  • Avoid walking alone, especially after dark.
  • Park cars in well-lighted parking areas, or in appropriate education center’s  

parking lots on all military installations.

  • Register, engrave or mark all your valuable possessions.
  • Lock your vehicle while you are attending classes. Do not leave valuables    

in your vehicle within plain view.

  • Report suspicious persons first to the appropriate law enforcement agency,

 then to the Wayland administrative staff.

  • Know who to call in an emergency. (See telephone numbers below)
  • Never leave your personal belongings unattended.

2. WBU Classroom and Office Security: During Campus business hours, WBU offices and facilities are secured by Campus staff personnel and faculty. After business hours a contracted security firm and military law enforcement, provide building security on the military installations. The Security Forces (SF) of Eielson AFB, the Military Police (MP) of Ft. Wainwright, and the North Pole Police Department make frequent patrols of parking areas near and around our Education Centers and teaching locations.

3. Reporting Crime: Staff, faculty, and students are asked to read and familiarize themselves with the following crime reporting agencies and phone numbers:

  • Report all emergencies by calling 911. If you are on Eielson AFB make 

sure to disclose that information to dispatch.

  • Military Installations: Crimes witnessed on bases and posts must be reported to the respective Security Force or Military Police. The non-emergency telephone number of the Ft. Wainwright Military Police desk is 353-7535. The non-emergency telephone number of the Eielson Air Force Base Security Forces desk is 377-5130.
  • North Pole: The North Pole Police Department non-emergency number is 488-6902.

4. Prohibited Activities within WBU facilities and on Military Installations:

  • Alcohol and Drugs: Wayland Baptist University prohibits the use of illegal drugs or consumption of alcohol. Wayland forbids the possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs, drug paraphernalia, and alcohol by staff, faculty, and students as part of any activity of the University. Compliance with these standards of conduct for staff, faculty, and students is mandatory.
  • Firearms for personal protection or sport are strictly prohibited at WBU facilities. Absolutely no weapons may be brought by staff, faculty, and students into any Federal military installation facility, except by authorized official law enforcement personnel.

5. In compliance with the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990, Wayland has complied and reports the following criminal statistics for the school period of January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009. The Fairbanks Campus enrolled an average of approximately 125 students per term in 2009. All students commute from their homes in or around the greater Fairbanks area, and on or near the military installations of Ft. Wainwright and Eielson Air Force Base. WBU classes are held throughout the greater Fairbanks area, to include Ft. Wainwright, Eielson Air Force Base, and North Pole, Alaska. No student housing is provided for Fairbanks Campus students by Wayland Baptist University.

Available statistics below are for our First Baptist Church, North Pole, Alaska education site. Statistics for the military installations may only be secured by law enforcement personnel through the contact numbers given above.

Murder / Non-Negligent Manslaughter
Negligent Manslaughter
Aggravated Assault
Motor Vehicle Theft
Weapons Law Violations
Drug Abuse Violations
Liquor Law Violations
Sex Offense - Forcible
Sex Offense - Non-Forcible

Material promoting safety and security awareness will be periodically distributed and/or posted. We will continue to develop and implement safety and security measures as deemed necessary, but these measures will not be successful without your personal support and active awareness. Remember, no safety or security program can be successful without each individual’s personal awareness and prior planning. If you see ways in which safety and security may be improved on our Fairbanks Campus, please contact me with your ideas and concerns. Thank you for your cooperation!


Dr. John Copeland, Executive Director/Dean                    

Fairbanks Campus—(907)377-4398