Keeping our College Community Safe
Under the leadership of the Director of Campus Safety, the Department of Campus Safety provides information and training pertaining to emergency preparedness and a wide range of safety and security issues. Our approach is to work collaboratively with local police departments, SUNY’s University Police, Student Wellness, other area colleges, and other segments of the community to create a safe environment where our students can obtain a quality education and our faculty and staff can work in a place where they are able to perform their best. Day to day security guard services is provided by Summit Security, a leading security services firm, with strict hiring and training standards. Use of advanced technology minimizes safety risks and ensures the prompt and fair resolution of any incidents, with minimal disruption to the learning environment.
Our security officers are trained in first aid, CPR and the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs), and are responsible for:
- identifying and investigating violations of our Code of Conduct
- identifying and addressing on-campus safety and security hazards
- assisting local police departments by reporting criminal activity
Violations of our Code of Conduct are referred to our Vice President of Student Affairs. Violations of College rules may result in fines or other sanctions. Violations of the laws and ordinances of the State of New York, City of Schenectady or the City of Albany require the intervention of Schenectady or Albany authorities.
2016 Jeanne Clery Act Annual Security Report
2015 Jeanne Clery Act Annual Security Report
2014 Jeanne Clery Act Annual Security Report
For information on SUNY Schenectady policies concerning student and employee safety, please visit our Policies and Procedures.
In Case of an Emergency
Any immediate threat to life and/or property that requires an immediate response from police, fire or ambulance personnel should be considered an emergency. Your judgment often determines whether an incident is an emergency—but when in doubt, err on the side of caution!
All faculty, staff, students and visitors are authorized to call 911 in the event of an emergency.
The Department of Campus Safety should also be contacted, allowing for the most efficient emergency response due to multiple building locations and campus size.
If you have an emergency on campus, please dial 381-1308 or from a College phone 5555.
In compliance with the Federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (the "Clery Act"), below are our Annual Security Reports.
Registered Sex Offenders
Pursuant to New York State Correction Law, every registered sex offender within the state must notify the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) if he or she is attending, enrolled, employed or residing at an institution of higher education. When a registered sex offender enrolls or becomes employed by the College, we are notified by DCJS. Upon receipt of such notification, the College disseminates relevant information about the offender to the appropriate members of the College community.
DCJS maintains an online registry of Level 2 and 3 (individuals at medium and high risk of re-offense) registered offenders which is available to the public at www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/nsor.
DCJS is barred by law from posting information on Level 1 (low level) sex offenders, or those with a pending risk level, on their public site. You may call 1-800-262-3257 with the name and at least one other identifier (an exact address, date of birth, driver's license number, or a social security number) to learn if a particular individual is a Level 1 registered sex offender in New York. Photographs of Level 1 offenders also are provided upon request to DCJS.