Residence Hall Safety

  • All residence halls are locked 24/7 with swipe card access
  • All suite doors are equipped with viewing holes
  • Phones are available in vestibules of residence halls for on campus calls
  • University Police patrol the residence halls
  • Students are issued keys to suites and bedrooms. Locks are automatically changed if keys are lost
  • Residential Life staff, including RA's are trained to address safety issues
  • Each Quad Office is equipped with Emergency Protocol Manual
  • A Red Phone is located in each resident room for 911 calls
  • Security cameras located at the entrances of Alumni Quad

Safety Tips for Students Living In Residence:

Never let a stranger into your room.

You can keep yourself, your entire suite, and your stuff safe if you ALWAYS lock your doors. Work out a plan with all your roommates to agree that the doors will be always be locked. It's a simple thing to do, but believe it or not, almost all thefts in the residence halls are from open rooms that create an opportunity for YOU to be a victim.

Never smoke in your room. It is not only hazardous to your health, but it is dangerous in buildings where so many people reside.

Don't prop open doors and do not let anybody in a residence hall behind you who does not have a SUNY card.

Watch out for your friends. Go out together and come home together.

If you see something that does not seem right to you "say something" to your RA or your RD.

You should never feel that you have to tolerate unsafe or criminal behavior from your roommates. Seek out help from the residential life staff.

Know your exits in case of an emergency. Practice exiting from your floor without the ability to see. ALWAYS leave the building when the fire alarm rings.