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Personal Safety at Binghamton

"Together for a safe campus"

Personal safety and crime prevention have been priorities on this campus for many years. We invite you to take a moment to review the following list of departments, programs and services offered at Binghamton University

NEW YORK STATE UNIVERSITY POLICE
Provides 24 hour routine and emergency police services seven days a week. All officers are New York State Certified Police officers who have successfully completed all requirements of the title. In an emergency dial X 911, or for non emergencies, dial X 7-2393 on campus, or 607-777-2222 from cell phones.

OFFICE OF RESIDENTIAL LIFE
Each residential hall floor or house is staffed with a Resident Assistant. Each residence hall building is staffed by a Resident Director. These are live-in positions.

BLUE LIGHT EMERGENCY TELEPHONES
Over eighty highly visible outdoor phones for emergency use are connected directly to the University Police Dispatcher.

SECURITY ACCESS TELEPHONES
Security access telephones are located outside the main entrance of each residence hall. Guests, visitors, or delivery persons can call students to let them know they are waiting outside the hall. Residents are responsible for meeting such callers and escorting them while they are in the building.

SAFE RIDE
The SAFE Ride van is available to provide escort transportation on campus. Students may utilize the van by calling 777-SAFE.  The SAFE Ride van runs in the evenings during the Fall and Spring semesters.

ESCORT PROGRAM
Community members who feel unsafe for any reason, may request a police officer to escort them on campus, at any time.  The officer will also talk to the requester about safety and what they can do to feel more safe.

COMMUNITY POLICING 

The University Police work with the staff and students across our campus to promote understanding, and to foster adherence to effective crime prevention techniques.

PANIC BUTTONS
Key areas and offices on campus, including the women's locker rooms in both gymnasiums, are equipped with panic alarm buttons which permit direct, immediate communication with the police.

GATE GUARD PROGRAM
From 12 midnight until 5am, all gates to the campus are closed to vehicle traffic except the campus main entrance. All vehicles admitted to campus during this time must be registered on campus through Parking Services, or the occupants of the vehicle must be hosted by a member of the University community.

RESIDENCE HALL ACCESS
All residence hall doors are locked on a 24 hour basis.

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS 

In addition to the above services, University Police, as well as many campus offices, offer educational programs on issues including Self Defense, DWI Education, Surviving an Active Shooter, What to Do When Stopped by the Police, alcohol and other substance abuse, fire safety, and other dimensions of personal safety and related topics.

OFFICE OF STUDENT CONDUCT
This office protects all aspects of the "Codes of Student Conduct" as listed in he "Rules and Expectations." This includes advising students of their rights, protection guarantees, and responsibilities as members of the campus community. The Office of Student Conduct is located on the third floor of the Tuscarora Building. Phone 777-6210.

Emergency Dial 911

Last Updated: 1/3/19