Campus Security &
|Introduction||How to Report a Crime|
|Emergency Alert System|
|Campus Security Objective||Confidential Crime Reporting Policy|
|Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act||Timely Warning Policy|
Security & Access to Campus
Peddling, Soliciting, etc.
of On-Campus Crimes
Committee on Campus
|Daily Crime Log||Policy on Alcohol and Drugs|
Security and Their
Relationship with Law Enforcement
of Violent Felony
Offenses & Missing Students
|Smoke Free Campus||Cars on Campus|
|Weapons on Campus||Student ID|
|Crime Prevention Activities||Visitors to Campus|
|Bias Crimes Information||Emergencies on Campus|
|Sexual Crimes Information||Offense Definitions|
& Community Resources
Mount Vernon Campus
The purpose of this report is to provide our faculty, staff, and students with campus security and safety information in order that their experiences at
This report is filed as required by the federal “Crime Awareness and
Campus Security Act,” (hereafter referred to as the Campus Safety Act) which
was last amended in 1998. This report includes statistics for the previous
three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain
off campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Westchester
Community College, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent
to, and accessible from the campus. This report also includes institutional
policies concerning campus security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention,
the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters.
The Advisory Committee on
Campus Safety will provide upon request all campus crime statistics as
reported to the United States Department of Education.
To obtain these crime statistics, access the U.S. Department of
Education website at:
Emergency Alert System
In case of a major campus EMERGENCY,
The college upholds the rights of students and staff to know of incidents which occur on campus, measures taken to promote precautions, and swift effective responses to crises. The responsibility for maintaining personal and campus safety is shared by all students, faculty, and staff of the College.Westchester Community College and the Security Department recognize the necessity of a community which is open and intellectually stimulating, where diversity of ideas is valued and every person’s safety, dignity and autonomy is respected whether they are students, faculty, or staff, and regardless of race, ethnicity, age, religion, class, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.
The Campus Sex Crimes Prevention
The Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act (section 106 of Public Law 106-39) is a federal law enacted on October 28, 2000 that provides for the tracking of convicted sex offenders enrolled at or employed by institutions of higher education. This law requires institutions of higher education to issue a statement advising the campus community where law enforcement agency information provided by a State, concerning registered sex offenders, may be obtained. In
In the Fall Semester of 2004, a total of 11,935 students (5,505 full time and 6,430 part-time) were enrolled at
Security and Access to Campus
In order to gain access to campus facilities outside of normal college hours (Monday-Friday ), persons must arrange with the Facilities Coordinator for the use of the facilities. After permission has been obtained, the Director of Security must be contacted for arrangements to gain access to the building(s). The Director of Security in conjunction with other administrators will determine the need for Westchester County Police or contract security officers to be assigned to events held at
Reporting of On-Campus Crimes and
The Director of Campus Security at Westchester Community records crime and incident statistics throughout the year. These statistics are recorded in monthly campus security reports sent to the President of the college and the Dean and Vice President of Administrative Services. These statistics are totaled at the end of the year and shared with the college community. These statistics are also reported to the United States Department of Education and made available to the public. The last section of this report contains campus crime statistics including arrests and disciplinary referral made to campus authorities for alcohol, drugs, and weapons possession. As defined by the Campus Safety Act, a referral is an instance when a student is formally reported in writing to a college officer for possible sanction.
As required by the Campus Safety Act,
Formal requests for crime statistics for areas defined as “public property” and “non-campus buildings and property” were made with local police departments for the main campus and all off site locations. The definitions of these offenses, which are defined in the “Uniform Crime Report” and the “Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act,” appear later in this report.
Daily Crime Log
Campus Security maintains a daily log of crimes and incidents occurring on campus that is available for the public to view. This information is recorded by date, time, general location, and disposition of the complaint. The daily log is available at the Security Office, Student Center, Room #113 Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Entries or updates are generally made within two business days after the event occurs. Incidents or situations deemed to pose a threat to the campus community are logged as soon as possible. While most events are logged, the Director of Campus Security may determine that an incident be temporarily classified as “confidential” in order not to jeopardize a criminal investigation or the identity of a victim.
Campus Security and Their
Relationship with Law Enforcement
The Westchester County Department of Public Safety has primary law enforcement jurisdiction at the Valhalla Campus and is responsible for the investigation of all crimes reported on campus. Primary law enforcement jurisdiction at each
Members of the Campus Security Department do not have peace or police officer arrest powers, but two members of the Westchester Community College Campus Security Department are former Lieutenants of the New York City Police Department and have extensive knowledge of police procedures. In addition, the following is the status of Campus Security:
Uniformed Security Officers and Supervisors are provided twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week through a contract service.
Uniformed security staffing levels are adjusted throughout the year as appropriate. Staffing levels are highest during the fall and spring semesters, when the college is open.
The guardhouse is staffed twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
Immediate response to emergencies is provided by Security Department personnel and by Westchester County Police, Fire, and Emergency Medical personnel.
Westchester County Police patrol the campus Monday through Friday, eight hours a day, during the fall and spring semesters.
Additional Uniformed Security Officers and/or Westchester County Police Officers are provided as needed for special events.
NOTE: The contract security officers receive eight
hours of pre-employment training, sixteen hours of on the job training, and
eight hours of annual refresher training as required by
Criminal activity at off-campus property is monitored by the Campus Security Department in cooperation with the local police. Students involved in off-campus situations involving alcohol/drug offenses or other criminal activities may be referred for campus disciplinary procedures.
Investigation of Violent Felony
Offenses & Missing Students
Article 129-A of the New York State Education Law requires all public, private, community colleges and universities in New York State to adopt and implement rules and a plan for investigating violent felony offenses committed on campus and also for the investigation of any report received of a missing student who resides on campus. Furthermore, the law requires that the plan shall provide for coordination with local enforcement agencies, and shall include written agreements with these agencies for the prompt investigation of these crimes. In compliance with this requirement,
Advisory Committee on Campus
As required by Article 129-A of the New York State Education Law,
Crime Prevention Activities
The Westchester Community College campus is generally a safe and secure environment; however, it is a public access facility, and we cannot guarantee who is on the campus and for what purpose. You must be alert for your own safety and security. Listed below are some suggestions for your safety:
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Bias Crimes Information
Generally, a person commits a hate crime when he or she commits a specified offense and is motivated in whole or in part by bias on the part of the offender toward the race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age (sixty or older), or disability of the victim.
Penalties for bias related crimes range from monetary fines up to a minimum of twenty years in prison, depending on the nature of a specific offense. Specific information regarding hate crime offenses and related penalties may be obtained from article 485 of the New York State Penal Law.
Whenever a member of the college community becomes a victim of a bias related crime, that member shall notify the Westchester Community College Security Department as soon as possible. The Security Department will respond, ascertain information for a report, and make the following notifications as appropriate:
Associate Dean of Student Personnel Services
Director of Personnel (staff involved)
Other notifications where warranted
All reports of bias crimes will be investigated and
perpetrators will be subject to administrative discipline consistent with
The Westchester Community College Department of Counseling and Student Development is available to assist any individual who believes they are the victim of a bias crime. The services include not only the coordination of intervention with other campus departments, but also on campus counseling as well as referrals to off-campus agencies and services.
The only bias crimes that have been reported to the Westchester Community College Security Department have been defacing of property by writing disparaging remarks, tearing/scratching posters, etc.
The Security Department utilizes the following methods to advise students, faculty and staff about security measures on campus:
Annual Campus Security & Safety Report
Informational brochures issued by the Security Department
Sexual Crimes Information
Westchester Community College () is committed to creating a community free from violence. Sexual assault, harassment, dating/domestic violence and stalking as defined by State and Federal law will not be tolerated at Westchester Community College, college supported events or activities, or at functions of recognized student organizations, on or off campus. Westchester Community College will take action, as needed, to discourage, prevent, correct and if necessary, discipline behavior that violates this standard of conduct. Such discipline will depend on the nature of the offense and may range from a disciplinary warning up to and including expulsion from the college. More detailed information related to disciplinary process and sanctions may be found in the Student Handbook.
Additionally, such offenses may constitute crimes according to Federal and New York State Law and would be subject to criminal prosecution.
Confidentiality is fundamental to all aspects of cases dealing with sexual assault. The names of sexual assault victims shall not be revealed by persons responsible for implementing and enforcing the provisions of this policy, except with the consent of the victim.
General Definition of Terms
Sexual Assault is defined as any sexual contact/ intrusion/ penetration that is absent or without consent by all parties. Examples include, but are not limited to: a) touching breasts or another’s genitals without their consent (through clothing or skin to skin contact), b) having sexual contact/ intrusion/ penetration with someone who is incapacitated (one who is incapable of making a rational decision; e.g. from alcohol/drug usage), c) continuing sexual activity after either party has made clear, either verbally or by conduct, that they do not wish to have physical contact.
Dating/Domestic Violence is the intentional use of abusive tactics and physical force in order to obtain and maintain power and control over an intimate partner.
Stalking is defined in general terms as engaging in a course of conduct or repeatedly committing acts towards another person, including following another person without proper authority with either: intent to place the person in reasonable fear of bodily injury, or intent to cause substantial emotional distress to the person.
Applicable Laws & Penalties
Forcing or coercing someone to have sexual intercourse or engage in other sexual behavior is against the law.
She is considered unable to consent if she is incapacitated or is physically helpless due to drug or alcohol consumption, is mentally incompetent, is asleep, or is less than 17 years of age. If a female has intercourse under these circumstances, it is rape. Forcing or coercing a man or a woman to engage in any sexual experience other than sexual intercourse under the circumstances mentioned above is considered sexual abuse.
In part, the law defines various offenses and applicable penalties as follows:
Misconduct, a class A misdemeanor, up to 1 year imprisonment
Rape in the Third Degree, a class E felony, up to 3 years imprisonment
Rape in the Second Degree, a class D felony, up to 19years imprisonment
Rape in the. First Degree, a class B felony, up to 25 years imprisonment
Sodomy in the Third Degree, a class E felony, up to 3 years imprisonment
Sodomy in the Second Degree, a class D felony, up to 10 years imprisonment
Sodomy in the First Degree, a class B felony, up to 25 years imprisonment
Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree, a class A misdemeanor, up to 1year imprisonment
Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, a class D felony, up to 10 years imprisonment.
Stalking in the Fourth Degree, a class B misdemeanor, up to 6 months imprisonment and a fine.
Stalking in the Third Degree, a class A misdemeanor.
Stalking in the Second Degree, a class E Felony.
Stalking in the First Degree, a class D Felony.
Allegations of sexual assault or rape should be reported to the Police by dialing 911 or Campus Security at the emergency number 6-911 or (914) 606-6730. A professional staff member from Westchester Community College will meet with you confidentially and will pursue formal disciplinary action only with your consent. Both the accused and the accuser are entitled to the same opportunities to have others present during such proceedings, and both the accused and accuser are informed of the outcome of such proceedings. Anyone may initiate such an action against a Westchester Community College student.
Victims of a sex offense will also be informed of their
option to notify either Campus Security or the
If You Have Been Sexually Assaulted
Go to a safe place. Call someone you trust for support. Sexual Assault Crisis Line Counselors are available 24 hours a day. To be automatically connected with 24-hour rape hotline, please call (914) 345-9111.
Help preserve evidence. Don't change anything about the scene where the assault occurred. Don't wash any part of your body, comb your hair or change clothes.
Get medical attention as soon as possible. A medical examination is important to detect injury and for possible protection against a sexually transmitted disease or pregnancy.
Think about reporting the assault to the police. Telling the police does not mean that you have to prosecute (go to trial).
If you do want to prosecute, it is essential to have a rape exam at a hospital emergency room soon after the assault. To increase your options later, this exam is recommended, even if you are unsure about prosecution.
Following a sexual assault, you may feel shock, embarrassment, shame, guilt, disbelief, anger, anxiety or nothing at all. These are all normal reactions to a violent crime.
Remember, IT IS NOT YOUR FAULT.
Sometimes months or even years after an assault, survivors re-experience feelings they had immediately following the attack. Counseling or support groups may help at these times.
You may be eligible for compensation of medical costs or losses incurred as a result of a sexual assault. In order to receive assistance, contact Victims Assistance Services at (914) 345-3113.
Decisions made after a sexual assault are difficult; there are no right answers, only what is right for you. Get the support you deserve.
Victims have the right to choose counseling and medical treatment and to prosecute and report their case through the college judicial system and or the off-campus court system. They have the right to refuse all these options without reproach from any university personnel.
Victims have the right to be treated with dignity and seriousness by campus personnel.
Victims of crimes against an individual have the right to be reasonably free from intimidation and harm.
College personnel are encouraged to inform all victims that:
Victims are not responsible for crimes committed against them
Victims are not negligent and do not assume the risk of crime
Victims should always report their crime, despite the possibility of adverse publicity for the university
Victims will be made aware of appropriate student services, including counseling
Victims are entitled to the same support opportunities available to the accused in a campus disciplinary proceeding
The victim has the right to information regarding the status of his/her case
Any victim who does not wish to remain in his/her present class section may be granted a transfer to another class section if available
Substance Abuse and Sexual Assault
Some Basic Facts on the criminal use of sedating substances to facilitate sexual assault:
For centuries alcohol has been used to facilitate sexual assault. Today it remains the substance most frequently associated with date rape, and the most accessible sedating substance. Other sedating drugs are increasingly being misused to commit sexual assault by spiking victims' beverages. These are referred to by a number of street names of which you should be aware. These include Liquid Ecstasy, Liquid X, Grievous Bodily Harm and Easy Lay for GHB, and Special K for ketamine. Common street names for Rohypnol include Roofies, Roachies, La Rocha and the forget pill.
The physical effects of alcohol and sedating drugs are very similar and include impaired judgment and motor coordination, disinhibition, dizziness, confusion and extreme drowsiness. If enough alcohol or sedating substances are consumed, an individual may fall unconscious or may not remember the details of what occurred. Depending on the substance and the presence of alcohol and other drugs in the person's system, more dangerous and sometimes life-threatening side effects may occur.
How to reduce the risk of being drugged and sexually assaulted:
Do not leave beverages unattended.
Do not take any beverages, including alcohol, from someone you do not know well and trust.
At a bar or club, accept drinks only from the bartender or server.
At parties, do not accept open-container drinks from anyone.
Be alert to the behavior of friends and ask them to watch out for you. Anyone extremely intoxicated after consuming only a small amount of alcohol may be in danger.
Limit alcohol consumption so you are better able to assess your surroundings and eat substantive food before drinking to help curb its sedating effects.
When drinking in social settings, make arrangements with a friend so that you can leave together.
Most importantly, remember that whether you follow these tips or not, if someone sexually assaults you, it is not your fault. You are never to blame for someone else's actions.
Even the best self-defense program cannot completely prevent sexual assault.
Be aware that everyone is a potential victim of sexual
assault. The most vulnerable target is a woman alone. It is a myth that
assault is provoked by a woman's dress or mannerisms.
The following tips are designed to increase your awareness of personal safety and to encourage you to think ahead about how you would react if assaulted:
alert to your surroundings
- Know your route and stay in well-lighted areas. Walk confidently.
- Walk with other people whenever possible.
- Consider carrying a whistle on your key chain and use it if you find yourself in danger.
- Know the locations of public and blue light telephones, and keep change handy.
- If you are walking alone, don't use headphones; they distract you and prevent you from being alert.
travel by car
- Always keep your car locked, while you are riding and when it is parked.
- When returning to your car, do so with your keys in your hand.
- Check the back seat before you get in.
- After you get in, re-lock the car immediately and keep the windows up.
- Do not stop to assist stalled drivers. Drive on and call the police.
- Do not accept assistance if your car is stalled. Tell anyone who offers help to call the police.
- Do not pick up hitchhikers.
you travel by bus
- Go to the bus stop with other people whenever possible, particularly at night.
- Don't accept rides from strangers.
If you feel
you are being followed
- Walk to the nearest occupied or well-lighted building, not to your car or a bus stop. If on campus, contact campus security for assistance; if off-campus, call the police. Note the appearance of the person or persons; note the license plate number of the car. Your personal safety should come before the security of belongings, such as books, bags, etc. When in doubt, leave them behind.
If you feel
- Shout "Leave me alone." Others may hear you and/or the potential criminal may be frightened away.
- Trust your instincts. If you feel in danger, you probably are; don't be embarrassed to seek assistance.
- The college provides free 911 cell phones to students and others on campus who have reason to fear for their safety. Contact Security or one of the offices listed for more information.
- There are 15 strategically located emergency blue light phones on campus that connect directly with the
At home, keep the doors and windows locked. Ask repair, service or delivery persons for identification or have them wait outside while you call to verify their employment.
Learn to defend yourself.
Teach children about the potential for sexual assault and what to do if they are ever approached inappropriately. Children should be told that they are never responsible for sexual assault and to tell a trusted adult if an assault should ever occur.
Report all incidents to Security if on campus, to the police if off campus.
Sexual harassment includes any unwanted verbal or physical sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, sexually explicit derogatory remarks, and sexually discriminating remarks which are offensive or objectionable to the person at whom they are directed or which cause a person discomfort or humiliation.
Sexual harassment can be as subtle as a look or as blatant as rape. Women are most often, though not solely, its victims.
Verbal harassment may include “humor” or “jokes” about women, sex, or sexual orientation, or remarks connecting a person’s sex with intellectual or academic abilities. Whether verbal or physical, sexual harassment is an act of aggression. It is a violation of both federal (Section 703 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title IX Education Amendments of 1972) and New York State Human Rights law.
Verbal harassment may include: sexual innuendos and comments and sexual remarks about clothing, body, or sexual activities; suggestive or insulting sounds; sexual propositions, invitations or other pressure for sex (“My office hours are limited. Why don’t you come by my house, or we can have dinner, and get to know each other better in privacy.”); implied or overt threats (“It’s simple; if you want to pass the course, you have to be nice to me and sex is the nicest thing I can think of. It’s up to you.”)
Physical harassment may include: patting, pinching or other inappropriate touching or feeling; brushing against the body; attempted or actual kissing or fondling; coerced sexual intercourse.
Other kinds of sexual harassment may include: leering or ogling (for example, an advisor who meets with a student and stares at her breasts); obscene gestures. If you feel you are being sexually harassed at , you may request help from several sources:
Allegations of sexual harassment should be reported to the college’s Sexual Harassment Officers, Susan Stanton (914-606-6931) or Dean Kevin Slavin (914-606-6733), The Women’s Forum (914-606-6901), your faculty advisor, or your counselor. They will investigate sexual harassment complaints and institute the formal procedures for resolving them. These procedures are in accordance with collective bargaining agreements and established college policies and guidelines.
As with other complaints about discrimination, students can contact Kevin Slavin, Assoc. Dean, Student Personnel Services, in the
Students may also feel comfortable approaching a counselor or a faculty advisor to get advice and support, or to make an initial complaint.
Adult women students may wish to go to counselors in the Women’s Forum for assistance. Employees, too, can consider Women’s Forum as a support service. Call 914-606-6901 for additional information.
Campus and Community Resources
The following programs and services are available in
Westchester Community College
Associate Dean of Students
Room 219, Student Center
Room 113, Student Center
Student Health Services
Room 112, Student Center
Counseling & Student Development
Room 217A, Student Center
Dean of Student Personnel Services
Room 118, Science Bldg.
Resources Domestic Violence
Westchester Medical Center
Westchester County Police
Westchester Jewish Community Services
845 N. Broadway,
Victims Assistance Services
2269 Saw Mill River Road
24-hr. Rape Crisis Hot Line
No matter where or when the assault occurred, support and referral resources are available to help you in notifying local law enforcement.
How To Report A Crime
All criminal incidents and emergencies should be reported to the Campus Security Office located in the
Campus Security will record, classify, and log all reports received. Individuals reporting incidents will be informed of their rights and given an opportunity to file a police report for insurance or criminal purposes. All reported incidents are reviewed on an on going basis to determine patterns and required corrective action. Any incident of extreme serious nature will be immediately reported to the President or his designee. A strong working relationship between Campus Security and the local police departments will be maintained. Third party reports will not be accepted by a police officer. Only persons who are involved directly in such incidents should report them.
In the event of a major emergency or anything that poses a threat to students, employees, or others, an alert will be prepared by posting notifications on all campus outer doors and distributing a campus e-mail notification.
Confidential Crime Reporting Policy
Persons wanting to report a crime or incident can do so confidentially by contacting the Director of Campus Security, or one of his assistants, in his office (room 113 in the Student Center) or by calling 914-606-6730. The reporting person’s name will be kept confidential, but the incident may be included in the annual crime statistics report without divulging the person’s name or any other information that would infringe on his/her confidentiality.
In addition to the campus Security Office, crimes or serious incidents may also be reported to individuals and officials having significant responsibility for students or campus activities, or those with responsibility for controlling access to buildings or facilities (i.e.- Security Department members, Deans, Extension Site Directors, Coordinators of Student Activities/Life/Athletics, Faculty Advisors to student groups, Director of Athletics, Coaches, etc.). These individuals also allow victims and witnesses to report crime on a voluntary, confidential basis. Reports of this nature are filed with the Campus Security for informational purposes.
Although professional counselors at the college are exempt from disclosing reported offenses when acting in their professional capacity, Westchester Community College encourages them, if and when they deem it appropriate, to inform those who they counsel of procedures for reporting crimes on a voluntary, confidential basis for inclusion in the Campus Security & Safety Report.
Timely Warning Policy
All visitors to the College not having an acceptable, legitimate reason for being on campus are subject to prosecution for loitering under the provisions of Section 240.35 of the New York State Penal Law.
Selling, Peddling, Soliciting, Etc.
Selling merchandise or services, soliciting funds, advertising or distributing leaflets or flyers is strictly prohibited without prior consent from the Office of Student Affairs. Additionally it is a violation of Westchester County Law and may result in arrest.
Weapons on Campus
Firearms and dangerous weapons of any type are not permitted on campus. Intentional use, possession, or sale of firearms or other dangerous weapons by anyone is strictly forbidden and is a violation of state and federal law.
Policy on Alcohol and Drugs
Alcohol and drug abuse are devastating both to the user and to the college community. Substance abuse is a major cause of accidents, and can seriously affect academic performance and campus morale. In addition, under local, state, and federal laws, illegal use of drugs and alcohol is a serious crime. Conviction of a felony carries serious consequences, including loss of citizenship rights during the period of sentence and a possible jail term. Convictions may also jeopardize future employment opportunities.
The college policy prohibits alcohol and illegal substances on campus. Violators of this policy will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action. Only by special permission from the President may wine or beer be served at special ceremonial occasions. Several documents (student’s rights document and a pamphlet on enforcement of federal and drug laws) are made available to students, which explain the college’s policy regarding the use of alcohol and illegal substances. The College Health Office and Counseling Department in conjunction with the National Council of Alcoholism and Drug Addictions conduct workshops which students are encouraged to attend for information and possible assistance with their alcohol and substance abuse problems.
Further information on the legal consequences of
alcohol and drug abuse can be found in the Library/Educational Technologies
Center under Public Law 101-226. Additional information is also available
from the Associate Dean of Student Personnel Services Office, Room 219, the
Office of Student Affairs, Room 109, or the Security Department, Room 113,
Cars on Campus
For further information about rules, handicap parking,
ticketing, towing, or fines please see the Automobile Regulations brochure
available through the Security Office,
Lost & Found
If you’ve lost something, check the Security Office in Room #113 of the
Smoke Free Campus
The Surgeon General of the
In response to these considerations, the following regulations have been adopted:
Smoking is prohibited in all indoor locations, including academic areas (classrooms, lecture halls, seminar rooms, laboratories, the library, and computing facilities), public places (conference rooms, auditoriums, exhibition areas, indoor athletic facilities, cafeteria, and bookstore), common areas (lobbies, hallways, waiting areas, restrooms, stairwells, elevators and service areas) and all offices.
Smoking will be permitted in all outdoor areas surrounding campus buildings as long as these areas are properly maintained (e.g., cigarette butts to be placed in receptacles provided). However, smoking is prohibited in any outside area where there is a roof or overhang above you, unless that area is specifically designated as a smoking area.
Cigarettes are not available for sale at any location on the campus.
Don’t leave home without your ID! You may be asked to show your ID to an administrator or to security. You’ll need your ID to use the pool, take out library books, view videotapes, use campus computers, or to enter special events held at the College.
The Photo ID card can be used as a debit card for
purchases in the Cafeteria and all of the Vending Machines on the Campus.
There are three locations where money can be added to the card: Library,
Visitors to Campus
All campus visitors must register in the Security Office, Student Center, Room 113. Questions? Call 914-606-6730.
Emergencies on Campus
All criminal incidents and emergencies should be
reported to the Campus Security Office located in the
In case of fire, pull the nearest alarm. This will activate an audible and visual alarm within the building which rings directly at the Security Information Gatehouse and in ’s Department of Building and Grounds. The Security Officer on duty will call the local fire department, telling them the fire location and giving them other relevant information.
When a fire alarm sounds, evacuate the building immediately. Walk - do not run, do not use elevators. Close doors to classrooms and offices, leaving lights on, and exit from the nearest enclosed stairwell. Take your belongings with you. Do not try to fight the fire.
If you are wheelchair-bound at ground level, exit the building immediately. If you are wheelchair-bound above or below ground level, ask someone to escort you to the nearest enclosed stairwell landing and close the door. The escort will tell firefighters the location of the stairwell in which you are located. Fire department professionals should then evacuate you.
Everyone who has exited the building should stay at least 100 feet away from building entrances until an "all clear" is announced by the fire department.
Injuries and Other Medical Emergencies
Report all classroom accidents to the professor immediately.
Report all injuries to Campus Health Services 914-606-6610, located in the Student Center Building, Room 112, staffed by registered professional nurses (R.N.'s). Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:00 am-8:30 pm; Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm.
has an emergency phone system which may be used when the Health Service is not open – after 8:30 pm Monday-Thursday, after 5:00 pm Friday, and on weekends. To reach Campus Security you may dial 6911 from any college phone or (914)606-6911 from any non-college phone. To reach the Westchester County Police you may dial 9-911 from any college phone or 911 from any non-college phone.
If you should witness a medical emergency, call for assistance and then stay with the patient until professional help arrives. Do not move the victim or injured person unless there is immediate danger to yourself and/or the patient.The Westchester Medical Center is the closest hospital, located one mile west on