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WLU Named Safest Campus in W.V.
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Wednesday, January 09, 2013 8:14 PM

West Liberty University is rated #1 in West Virginia for campus safety, according to campus safety rankings compiled by a popular college website, The rankings were announced in December.

“We are pleased to receive this ranking information. It's important for parents to know that we work hard to ensure the safety of our students and our campus," said President Robin C. Capehart. "Our campus police work daily to maintain a high level of safety awareness and inter-agency cooperation that results in a very safe environment for our employees and students."

West Liberty Campus Police are headed by Lt. Tom Hostutler, who credits the housing and residence life staff with doing a great job of identifying and reporting problem behavior. Unlike some campuses, West Liberty University employs armed police officers, empowered to arrest and uphold the law, not security officers.