WFU Community Safety Advisory

University Police are investigating an incident reported to have occurred on Saturday, Aug. 28 at about 2 a.m. and reported to police on Sunday, Aug. 29. 

A student was walking near Wait Chapel in parking lots P and Q when she noticed an SUV following her. A man leaned out the window and yelled a racial slur at her. The vehicle was described as a small gray or gold SUV with an elongated front end.

The subject was described as a middle-aged male with graying short hair wearing a short-sleeve gray shirt. 

If you have any information that might be helpful in this investigation,contact the University Police at (336) 758- 5911. If you wish to provide information anonymously, do so through “Silent Witness.” 

Wake Forest is providing resources to assist the individual 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 the LiveSafe mobile app.

Emergency Blue Light Call Boxes are located throughout campus [PDF Map]. Push the button once to speak with a dispatcher. 

As a reminder, the Wake Forest Safe Office is a confidential resource available for support and assistance related to interpersonal violence including sexual assault, sexual harassment, relationship violence, and/or stalking. The Helpline is available 24/7: 336-758-5285.

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