Welcome from the Office of Campus Safety
Our key priority in the Office of Campus Safety is to ensure the safety and security of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. We promote a climate of respect and protection for the entire college community. The Department of Campus Safety staff are always vigilant in their efforts to prevent crime, however, all members of the SUNY Schenectady community share responsibility for safety and emergency preparedness. We promote respect and dignity for each individual in accordance with our duty to maintain peace and order within a safe and secure college environment.
Our webpages contain information to help you stay informed and safe on our campus. As you explore these pages, you’ll learn about our security staff and the resources we make available. You’ll find parking information, emergency training videos, Title IX-related policies, and updates about weather conditions and possible college closings. You may also review information about the Clery Act and have access to government documents related to campus security.
Memorandums of Understanding
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 518-381-1308 or from a College phone 5555.
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.