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Personal Safety Advisory Committee

Links to Safety Related Information, Initiatives, and Organizations 

I. Clery Act Information

As per the requirements of the Clery Act, on an annual basis all faculty and staff are to be informed of the website containing information about crime statistics at the University. A copy of Binghamton University's Annual Security Report is available by accessing the following website: This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Binghamton University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault, and other matters.

II. Mandatory On-line training for employees

Right to Know, Sexual Harassment, Internal Controls, and Workplace Violence Prevention:

III. Voluntary Safety Training for Students and Employees

Safe Zone Training: The Binghamton University Safe Zone was established to provide a visible institutional support network for gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender and questioning individuals. Its mission is to create a safe, supportive and welcoming environment for all LGBTQ people. The Safe Zone initiative is consistent with Binghamton University's anti-discrimination policy and its commitment to building an inclusive community. Allies of the Safe Zone are committed to providing an environment in which every student and University employee can live and work in a community based on respect. Allies of the Safe Zone have undergone training and are supportive of LGBTQ individuals.

IV. Interpersonal Violence Resources

V. Employee-centered reports/policies include:

VI. Campus Safety Resources

VII. Emergency Alert System and Emergency Communications 

Binghamton University has an emergency communications system at including use of an outdoor siren. The system utilizes the University's website, BU Alert Line, Dateline, B-line listservs, campus cable channel 42, voicemail and electronic message boards. For more information, visit

In an emergency, students, staff and faculty receive critical information through multiple official sources - Select "Rave Alert" from the Main Menu for more information.


VIII. Other Safety Initiatives:

Lisa Havtur, past-Chair of the Committee, serves as the Domestic Violence in the Workplace prevention liaison for the BU campus and works with UPD in that capacity. DV statistics are provided in a report every six months to SUNY.  Lisa attended certificate training in Albany in 2009 and 2011.  Lisa also coordinated the Risk Assessment site visits campus-wide in 2010 and 2011 and continues to participate as a Team Lead for these visits.  Tied to this are two annual surveys, the Risk Assessment Survey, which is intended to solicit workplace safety concerns and input from department heads and the All-Employee Workplace Violence Survey, intended to solicit workplace safety concerns and input from ALL Employees. 

IX. Binghamton University Committees/Groups/Departments that Address Safety Issues on Campus

X. Student Association chartered student groups related to safety concerns:

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Last Updated: 5/31/16