Public Safety and Transportation

 

Campus Safety Awareness

Adopt simple practices to keep yourself and your classmates safe.

In all of the excitement of college starting, many people don’t stop to think about safety on college campuses, or don’t want to think about it. 

Campus safety is a partnership between you and the Adelphi University Department of Public Safety. Remember if something does not look right, it probably isn’t.

Going away to college is one of the most exciting milestones in a young person’s life. There are new friends, new experiences and, for many, the first real taste of freedom. But there can also be unexpected dangers.

Here are a few practices students can adopt to help keep themselves and their classmates safe:

  • 72% of crimes against students occur at night. Avoid walking alone after dark, especially in isolated areas.
  • When you go out, let others know where you’re going and when you plan to be back.
  • Always have emergency phone numbers, including the numbers for campus safety and local police, handy in your cell phone or wallet. Dial “5” from any campus phone to contact Adelphi Public Safety or 516.877.3511.
  • Always keep your dorm room locked. Don’t share your key or door combination with anyone, even friends.
  • Never accept drinks, alcoholic or otherwise, from others. 
  • Never prop secured doors open. They are locked for a reason. If you find a door propped open, alert your RA or Public Safety.
  • Avoid posting sensitive personal information on Facebook or other social networking sites.

The Adelphi University Department of Public Safety is partnering with the Garden City Police Department, Adelphi Counseling Center, Residential Life and Housing, Athletics, Health Services and the entire Adelphi community to provide programming on issues including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, the dangers of alcohol and drugs, active shooter, and pedestrian safety.


September is National Campus Safety Awareness Month.

The University offers a full schedule of programming and events during the month of September to enhance the safety of our campus. It takes all of us working together to keep Adelphi a safe campus and all are encouraged, students, faculty, and staff to participate in as much programming and events as possible. Theft prevention, active shooter survival, hazing prevention, sexual assault awareness, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, the dangers of alcohol and drugs are issues that many do not like to talk or think about but through awareness we want the Adelphi community to be mindful, not fearful.

Working together as a community will ensure a safe environment for everyone at Adelphi University.
 

For further information, please contact:

Public Safety and Transportation
Levermore Hall, Suite 113
p – 516.877.3500 or dial "5" from any on-campus phone

Regular Office Hours
Monday–Thursday: 8:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Friday:  8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

After hours calls will be received by the  24-hour Public Safety Command Center in Levermore Hall, Suite 113.

 
 
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