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Public Safety and Transportation


University and Community 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 Executive Director of Public Safety and Transportation and is designed to monitor and discuss reported incidents and implement action plans as necessary.

Group members include:

  • director of counseling and support services
  • associate provost for faculty advancement and research
  • associate dean of student affairs
  • director of athletics, intramurals and recreation
  • director of employment, employee and labor relations
  • vice president of diversity and inclusion
  • director of networking and communications
  • director of psychological services
  • director of health services
  • executive vice president of finance and administration
  • assistant vice president and dean of student affairs
  • executive director of off-campus administration
  • chief administrative officer and associate vice president
  • executive director, department of public safety and transportation
  • title ix coordinator, director of equity and compliance
  • associate director, department of public safety and transportation
  • clinical associate professor, college of nursing and public health

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

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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