Advisory Committee on Campus Safety

It is the policy of the State University of New York to comply with legal requirements of Article 129-A of New York State Educational Law §6431. Accordingly, the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York has adopted written rules requiring campuses to establish campus safety advisory committees. These committees will provide advice and written reports on issues relating to personal safety on the campus, as well as, perform identified requirements 20 USC §1092(f), also known as the "Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act."

Charges of the Committee, 2020 - 2021

  • Conduct an audit of the location, use and effectiveness of all surveillance cameras used for the recording and monitoring of public areas for non-instructional purposes and disseminate the results of that audit to the College community;
  • Coordinate the annual campus safety walk and prepare a report on the walk;
  • Review University Police Use of Force investigations for compliance with department policy, if needed;
  • Review University Police citizen complaint investigations for compliance with department policy, if needed;
  • Complete a review and analysis of safety education programming currently offered to students, which would entail outreach to first-year students, students taking evening courses and commuting students;
  • Periodically conduct formal and informal surveys of students and staff to gain their opinions relative to safety on campus; 
  • Review and identify potential sources of funding for future and current programs related to personal safety on campus; and
  • Include a state report at each regular meeting regarding the status of the Blue Light Emergency telephones on campus.