Public Safety and Transportation


Threat Assessment Team

Preserving the safety of students and employees is a top priority.

To facilitate collaboration among the many individuals whose work affects our collective security, Adelphi established a Threat Assessment Team workshop.

Recent events nationally have made us all too aware of the random and unpredictable nature of violence. This important work-group has been effective since it was established, and meets twice a month to address important issues. The Team will continue to be coordinated and chaired by the Assistant Vice President for Public Safety and is designed to monitor and discuss reported incidents and implement action plans as necessary.

Group members include the:

  • associate vice president of student affairs
  • assistant vice president and dean of student affairs
  • associate vice president of public safety and transportation
  • director of employment and labor relations
  • director of counseling and support services
  • assistant dean of student affairs
  • director of health services
  • director of athletics, intramurals and recreation
  • title IX coordinator, director equity compliance
  • director of network communications
  • executive director for off campus administration
  • academic director, department of emergency management
  • director of the center for psychological services
  • vice president for communications

The team also includes one or more members of senior staff. The chair of the team may invite the participation of the Garden City police, or other uniformed service personnel, as appropriate.

The Threat Assessment Team was established on a recommendation of the Congressional report issued following the tragedy at Virginia Tech. Adelphi was one of the first institutions of higher education in the country to implement this recommendation. The work of the Threat Assessment Team relates solely to addressing potential or actual serious safety issues involving members of the campus community. It does not supersede, supplant, or replace the University’s current judicial procedure or the protocols for reporting incidents and safety concerns.

The Chair of the Threat Assessment Team has the authority to designate persona non grata (PNG) any individual from the grounds of Adelphi University if, in his/her opinion, that individual presents an ongoing threat to any member of the Adelphi community.

Any member of the campus community may become aware of a troubling situation that is causing serious anxiety, stress, or fear in or out of class. If such a situation appears to be imminent, including possible immediate risk of violence to self or others, it should be reported immediately to the Department of Public Safety. Their contact information is printed on the back of your Adelphi ID card.

» FAQ: When and How to Report Issues of Concern


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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