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The campus telephone number for all emergencies is (585) 245-5222. This number is connected to the University Police Department and is staffed 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. There are a number of blue light emergency telephones located in parking lots, near academic buildings and at resident hall entrance doors on campus. A person in need of emergency assistance may use any of these direct dial telephones to establish an immediate connection to the University Police Department. All emergency telephone locations are outdoors and easily accessible.

Emergency Telephone Locations near Academic Buildings and Parking Lots
Blake - east side along sidewalk
Fraser Hall – southwest corner
Holcomb Building – main breezeway entrance
Lauderdale Health Center – main entrance
Letchworth Dining Hall – northeast and southwest corners
Letchworth Drive - near Schrader Hall, Letchworth Loop, and Genesee Hall
Lot H – southwest sidewalk
Lot J – north side second tier
Lot Q – east sidewalk
Mary Jemison Hall – east entrance
Merritt Athletic Center – northwest building corner
Saratoga Townhouse complex – north and south walkways, north entrance to Commons Building
Welles – southeast entrance

Emergency Telephone Locations near Resident Hall Entrances
Allegany - north, east and southwest entrances
Erie - northwest, southeast and southwest entrances
Genesee - northeast and south entrances
Jones - north, east and south entrances; northwest and southwest sides
Livingston - northwest, southwest, east, and south entrances
Monroe - northeast, southeast, east, northwest and southwest entrances
Nassau - east, west, southwest entrances; and walkway near MJ Drive
Niagara - east and south entrances; southwest walkway
Onondaga - north, east and southeast entrances
Ontario - northeast, northwest and southwest entrances
Putnam – northeast, south and west entrances
Steuben – two west side entrances and a southeast entrance
Suffolk Hall – northwest, southwest and east entrances
Wayne - east and south entrances
Wyoming – north and two southwest entrances

Geneseo First Response
The student volunteer Geneseo First Response is an emergency first response squad with a mission to provide high-quality auxiliary medical care to the campus community. Members are trained in first aid and many are certified EMTs. For more information call the Lauderdale Health Center at (585) 245-5736, the University Police Department at (585) 245-5651, or visit the GFR web site at:

University Police
University Police staff members work with the community to create a safe environment to live, work and learn. The department is primarily service-oriented, created to meet the specialized needs of a college campus. Services include but are not limited to safety awareness and crime prevention activities, bicycle, foot and ATV patrols, traffic and parking services, property and resident hall access security, emergency first aid treatment, and the maintenance of public order.

University Police officers are responsible for the enforcement of all state and local laws, as well as the rules and regulations of the College. The department provides a sensitive, measured approach to all situations requiring police assistance. Police officers are on duty 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. Emergency calls to the department can be made by dialing 5222 or by utilizing one of the emergency blue light telephones located throughout the campus. University Police submit monthly crime statistics to the New York State Department of Criminal Justice Services. Campus crime statistics are published annually by the United States Department of Education and Federal Bureau of Investigations in the Uniform Crime Report. For information regarding campus crime statistics, refer to the University Police Crime and Campus Safety - Your Right-To-Know brochure, or visit the web site


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Extraordinary Weather

In cases where there is extraordinary weather and there is a concern that classes may be cancelled, communication of the President’s decision to the Geneseo community will be through announcements via the College’s emergency weather messaging media (Weather-L).  Additionally, there will be a “Weather Alert” button on the SUNY Geneseo home page linking to applicable information when extreme weather-related conditions exist. Posts will also be made to Geneseo’s social media outlets, including Facebook and Twitter. NY-Alert may be used in extreme weather emergencies.  For more information on class cancellations and extraordinary weather go to: