Office of Public Safety & Emergency Management
The Office of Public Safety & Emergency Management (Public Safety) is located in the Center for Public Safety and General Services and is operational 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, year round. The Communications Center is staffed by a Public Safety member at all times and can be reached by dialing 911 from any campus phone or by calling (607) 274-3333.
Public Safety is a full service public safety provider with responsibility for campus safety, campus crime awareness, and campus crime prevention and education. Public Safety is a well-trained team inclusive of uniformed campus police officers and state-certified security officers. In addition to patrol and security operations (to include Investigations), Public Safety is comprised of Parking Services, Environmental Health & Safety, and Student Auxiliary Safety Patrol (SASP). Areas of responsibility include:
- emergency response,
- fire safety,
- crime prevention programming,
- special event staffing,
- providing safety escorts,
- repository for lost and found,
- administering vehicle assistance,
- and managing vehicular and traffic control on campus.
For a comprehensive view of services provided, visit the Public Safety website.
In compliance with federal requirements mandated by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Statistics Act [20 USC 1092(f)], Public Safety is responsible for preparing, publishing and distributing an annual security report by October 1 of each year, for the purpose of disclosing and disseminating certain information regarding campus crime statistics, security policies and campus law enforcement. Information mandated by this Act and included in the College's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report include important statements about:
- campus law enforcement policies;
- campus security education and prevention programs;
- alcohol and drug policies;
- domestic violence;
- dating violence;
- sexual violence;
- sexual assault education and prevention programs;
- procedures for reporting domestic violence and sexual assault/sexual violence;
- procedures for handling reports of sexual assault and domestic violence;
- and, victim advocacy information, to include services and resources available both on and off campus.
To view the publication electronically, visit the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management security reports website, or you may request a hard copy via phone or walk-in to Public Safety. The crime statistics for Ithaca College (also contained in the annual security report) are submitted to the U.S. Department of Education (ED) through a web-based data collection system and can be viewed on the US Department of Education Campus Safety and Security website.
SHARE (Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Education)
Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Education at Ithaca College: Ithaca College offers a multitude of sexual harassment and sexual assault programs and initiatives specifically designed to maximize education, awareness, prevention, intervention and community engagement. With the expansion of federal guidelines on sexual assault, campus-wide efforts are ongoing to further expand and diversify existing programming and education in target areas such as:
- domestic violence,
- dating violence,
- victim’s rights,
- victim advocacy,
- bystander intervention,
- medical care,
- and counseling and confidentiality (such as crime reporting and resources both on and off campus).
For a comprehensive look at sexual harassment and sexual assault response and education (SHARE) visit the SHARE website.
Reporting Crime and Other Emergencies (for Police, Fire and Medical Assistance)
In the event of an emergency on campus, contact Public Safety immediately. Dial 911 from any campus phone or call (607) 274-3333. Additionally, emergency phones are strategically located throughout the campus and are readily identifiable (by a blue light), offering immediate and direct contact with the Public Safety Dispatcher. We strongly encourage the campus community to immediately report any unusual or suspicious persons, vehicles, activities or circumstances. Don't wait! Don't hesitate!
Be Ready! Be Safe!
All campus community members are urged to become familiar with the Emergency Readiness and Response Guide which can be viewed and downloaded from the Emergency Readiness and Response Planning website.
Parking Services is a division of Public Safety and is responsible for all matters pertaining to parking and vehicle registration, including issuing parking permits to students, staff and visitors; enforcing parking rules and regulations on campus; and assisting with special events and other parking needs for visitors to campus. While most parking services are available online, to include vehicle registration/parking permit purchases and citation payment, the Parking Services customer service counter remains open during College business hours to provide assistance to the campus community. College parking areas are patrolled regularly by parking enforcement staff, student patrols, patrol and security officers, and EH&S staff for the deterrence of crime and enforcement of parking rules and regulations. After hours parking emergencies should be directed to Public Safety (Communications) at (607) 274-3333. For detailed information on parking and vehicle registration visit the Parking Services website.