The PSAC Mission is Twofold:
Goal One: To keep you informed of safety initiatives that are ongoing at Binghamton Universty. The main menu selection "Additional Resources" facilitates your access to this information.
Goal Two: To investigate any concerns you may have concerning your safety or the safety of others. If you feel that that your safety or the safety of others is at risk in your surroundings at Binghamton University, including the main campus, the Downtown Center, the Innnovative Technologies Complex, the Health Sciences Campus or any other University-owned property, the PSAC wants to know about it. Submitted concerns are investigated and when possible feedback is provided on what was done to resolve them. To report of a concern, select "Report a Concern" from the menu.
The PSAC reports to the SUNY Board of Trustees through Vice President of Operations JoAnn J. Navarro.
The PSAC Charge, as Directed From the SUNY Board of Trustees
It is the policy of the State University of New York (University) to comply with legal requirements of Article 129-A of NYS Education Law §6431 (Regulation of Conduct on Campus and Other College Property Used for Educational Purposes). Accordingly, the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York has adopted written rules requiring campuses to establish campus safety advisory committees. These committees will provide advice and written reports on issues relating to personal safety on the campus as well as perform identified requirements of 20 USC §1092(f), also known as the "Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act."
The SUNY policy provides the following information:
State University of New York
Policy Title: Establishment of Campus Safety Advisory Committees
Effective Date: July 1, 2004
Applies to: State-Operated Campuses
It is the policy of the State University of New York (University) to comply with legal requirements of Article 129-A of NYS Education Law §6431 (Regulation of Conduct on Campus and Other College Property Used for Educational Purposes). Accordingly, the Board of Trustees of the University has adopted written rules requiring campuses to establish campus safety advisory committees.
A. Committee Composition – The committee shall consist of a minimum of six members:
- at least half of the committee shall be female;
- one-third of the committee shall be appointed from a list of students that contains at least twice the number to be appointed, which is provided by the largest student governance organization on the campus;
- one-third of the committee shall be appointed from a list of faculty members that contains twice the number to be appointed, which is provided by the largest faculty organization on the campus; and
- one-third of the committee shall be selected by the president.
B. Committee Responsibilities - The committee shall review current campus security policies and procedures and make recommendations for their improvement. It shall specifically review current policies, plans and procedures for:
- educating the campus community, including security personnel and those persons who advise or supervise students, about sexual assault pursuant to §6432 of Article 129-A of NYS Education Law;
- educating the campus community about personal safety and crime prevention;
- reporting sexual assaults and dealing with victims during investigations;
- referring complaints to appropriate authorities;
- counseling victims; and
- responding to inquiries from concerned persons.
C. Written Annual Reporting - The committee shall report in writing at least once (June 15) each academic year to:
- the campus president;
- the entire campus including faculty, staff, administrators and students in publications or appropriate mailing; and
- when requested, applicants for enrollment or employment.