Your Partners in Campus Safety
Since a police agency is always more effective when it gets help from the community it serves, the University Police relies on the involvement of the Binghamton University community and the cooperation of campus neighbors. As part of that collaboration, the University Police encourages community members to become aware of crime prevention practices and to participate in the department’s educational offerings.
PERSONAL SAFETY AT BINGHAMTON
Personal safety and crime prevention have been priorities on Binghamton’s campus for many years. Take a moment to review the following list of departments, programs and services offered at the University.
WALKING ESCORT SERVICE
The University Police will provide walking escorts for anyone who does not feel safe walking on campus. This service is available 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. Students, faculty and staff can request a safe walking escort by calling University Police at 607-777-2393.
Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) offers a Safe Ride program. Safe Ride is
not an on-campus taxi service, but a program that provides a safe escort for individuals
who feel uncomfortable walking alone after dark. Students are able to request a point
to point safe escort on main campus by calling 607-777-SAFE (7233). Safe Ride operates
from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. seven days a week.
More than 80 highly visible outdoor telephones, encased in yellow telephone boxes and illuminated by blue lights, as well as red phones inside buildings, are provided for emergency use and/or summoning assistance. These telephones are connected directly to the University Police dispatcher.
GATE GUARD PROGRAM
From midnight to 5 a.m., all gates to the campus are closed to vehicular traffic except the main entrance gate. All vehicles admitted to campus during this time must display a current University parking permit or at least one of the occupants of the vehicle must have a current Binghamton University identification card.
RESIDENCE HALL ACCESS
All residence hall doors are locked on a 24-hour basis. Residents unable to access their buildings because of lost keys or key cards, or because they have left their keys or key cards inside the building, should first attempt to contact their residential area offices or
resident directors for assistance. University Police can assist during hours when area offices are closed or a resident director isn’t available.
In addition to the programs and services listed here, New York State University Police offers educational programs on a range of issues. These include alcohol and other substance abuse, crime prevention, risk reduction, sexual assault prevention, driving while intoxicated, what to do if stopped by the police, fire safety, self-defense and other personal safety and related topics.
RAPE AGGRESSION DEFENSE
Rape Aggression Defense is a self-defense class for women. It teaches women defense techniques in a non-threatening, fun manner. It may be taken as a health and wellness studies class or interested campus groups may request a special course. Call 607-777-2393 for details.
STUDENT CONDUCT OFFICE
University Police works in conjunction with the Office of Student Conduct. Faculty, staff and students may be prosecuted in the local criminal courts or referred to the University’s judicial system. This office protects and prosecutes all aspects of the Rules of Student Conduct and Procedures for Review of Student Conduct. This includes advising students of their rights, protection guarantees and responsibilities as members of the campus community. The Student Conduct Office is located on the third floor of the College-in-the-Woods office building. Call 607-777-6210 for details.
WHERE STUDENTS SHOULD CALL FOR POLICE AND EMERGENCY HELP
For any emergency, students on or off campus should call 911. Note: the Broome County dispatcher answers all calls made to 911 from off campus as well as calls made from cell phones on campus. Those made from on-campus telephones are answered by University
For non-emergency calls, students on campus should call 607-777-2393.
For ambulance emergencies, students on campus should call 911 or 607-777-3333; for non-emergencies, they should call 607-777-3399.