SUNY Empire State College Security Policy and Procedures

As a nonresidential college, SUNY Empire State College’s facilities consist of office space where faculty meet with students and administrative work is conducted. Each location has its own procedures for maintaining the security of that particular facility.

This policy complies with Title II of Public Law 101-542, the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990. The cooperation and involvement of all members of the college community is essential to a successful safety and security program. All persons must assume responsibility for their own personal safety and the security of their personal belongings by taking common sense precautions. The college is not responsible for lost or stolen personal items. Students, faculty and staff should report suspicious persons, questionable circumstances, activities or unusual incidents they may observe to the Office of Safety & Security.

College Law Enforcement

SUNY Empire State College’s Office of Safety & Security is located in Saratoga Springs. In conjunction with local law enforcement and individual facility management at our various locations, Safety & Security works to ensure the overall safety of the college community as a whole. The office is staffed during business hours only, and does not provide 24/7 coverage. The office works cooperatively with law enforcement agencies having jurisdiction at each SUNY Empire location and has forged partnerships through Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) for assistance with the investigation of crimes, when applicable. All federal, state and local laws apply at SUNY Empire. Representatives of the Office of Safety & Security serve an administrative function and do not have law enforcement authority.

While we have developed policies and procedures to ensure that students and their possessions are protected as much as possible, it is primarily the responsibility of the student, faculty or staff member to provide for his or her own personal safety.