Safety on campus
The safety and security of Wits staff, students and visitors is of paramount importance to the University. Students and staff are encouraged to report any suspicious behaviour in and around campus buildings and in parking areas to Protection Services.
The Protection Services Division is responsible for the prevention of crime, the detection and apprehension of offenders, the reservation of peace and the protection of students, staff and University property.
Security officers patrol the entire campus 24 hours a day. Services offered by Wits Protection Services include a 24-hour escort service (on campus) for all students and staff, especially those working late in libraries or computer labs. If you require an escort, dial one of the numbers listed below and supply the following information:
- Your name
- Your current location and intended destination
- A call back number in case we need to notify you that your escort has been delayed
Security Telephone Numbers:
- East Campus: (011) 717 4444 / 6666
- Health Sciences Campus: (011) 717 2222 / 2232
- Education Campus: (011) 717 3340
- Business School: (011) 717 3589