Public Safety and Transportation


Fire Safety

Adelphi has a comprehensive fire safety program.

To report a fire on campus call Public Safety at 516.877.3511 or dial “5” from any campus phone.

Adelphi University has long been committed to maintaining a comprehensive fire safety program for all members of the Adelphi community with the assistance of our students, faculty and staff, and through the cooperative efforts of the Garden City Fire Department, Nassau County Fire Marshal’s Office, and the New York State Office of Fire Prevention. Our fire safety program has contributed to what we believe is an excellent record of safety.

At Adelphi University all residence halls have a sprinkler/standpipe system. All residence halls have a smoke detection system with automatic alerting to the fire department and public safety. Residence halls with burning gas also have Carbon Monoxide detection in full compliance with Amanda’s Law. The Kerry Rose Fire Sprinkler Notification Act, we provide written information on fire safety and sprinkler systems to all students residing in university residence halls.

Adelphi University is concerned about the safety of every individual on campus and therefore has very strict fire safety regulations. Students who do not observe these regulations jeopardize the safety of others on this campus and therefore will be subject to disciplinary action and/or fines.

State Law requires that hallways and stairways be completely clear at all times. This means that students cannot store anything in these areas (examples: shoes, clothes racks, boxes, furniture, and bicycles.)

Fire and life safety programs must receive community-wide support in order to be effective. Cooperation from all students at fire drills, announced and unannounced, is expected.  Students who do not vacate in a timely manner are subject to disciplinary action. There are a minimum of four fire drills conducted in each of the residence halls each year.  Two drills are conducted in the evening, and two are conducted during the day.

The University bans dangerous items from resident’s rooms such as candles, microwaves, hot plates, floor lamps, holiday decorations, and lights. Candles (including those used for religious purposes), incense, and other open flame devices are not allowed in residential buildings or classrooms. Smoking is prohibited in all areas of all University residence halls. Smoking devices including, but not limited to pipes, bongs, vapor/e-cigarettes and hookahs are not permitted in residence halls. Students who violate the above will be referred to the Dean’s Office and may be disciplined up to and including suspension or dismissal from the University.

Students who misuse, tamper, or otherwise disturb fire safety equipment, including smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, pull stations, and fire doors, or remove batteries from detectors are subject to fines as well as the cost of restoring the equipment. (See Adelphi’s Fire Violations Disciplinary Actions.) These students will be referred to the Dean’s Office and may be dismissed or suspended from the University.

Fire Log

The Department of Public Safety and Transportation also maintains a daily campus fire log in the Public Safety Command Center located at the west side of Levermore Hall. This log records incident number, date of fire, time of occurrence, general location of the fire in a residence hall, and cause if known. 

The crime and fire logs are accessible for public view for the most recent 60 day period during normal business hours. The University will make available any portion of the log older than 60 days within two business days of a request for inspection.


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

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