Personal Safety on Campus

Tips on personal safety:

  • Be alert and walk purposefully.
  • Be prepared to shout "NO!" loudly and escape if threatened.
  • Avoid poorly lit and isolated areas.
  • Walk with a friend or call University Police at 518-564-2022 for an on-campus escort.
  • Know the campus and the location of "Blue Light Phones.”
  • Use building phones to contact University Police.
  • Be wary of strangers. Report suspicious people or activities to University Police immediately.
  • Do not open doors or allow people into a building unless they are authorized.
  • If someone is following you, find people and call University Police at 518-564-2022 (on campus) or dial 9-1-1 (off campus).
  • Take a self-defense course.
  • Never accept a drink unless you have seen it poured and know it is safe.
  • Trust your instincts and do not be embarrassed to act safely.

Contact Information

For more information, please contact:

Michael Caraballo
Emergency Management Director
Phone: (518) 564-4950
Fax: (518) 564-7986
Email: [email protected]