Dear Adelphi Community,
Just as we all return to Adelphi for Fall 2022, September will be National Campus Safety Awareness Month. Adelphi’s Garden City campus is rated one of the safest in the country, and we work hard to maintain that proud distinction.
Campus safety is everyone’s responsibility. Only by working together as a community will we ensure a safe environment for everyone at Adelphi University. I encourage you to review the important guidance and Adelphi’s safety resources below, and take advantage of our training and professional development opportunities.
Chief of Campus Safety and Emergency Management
National Campus Safety Awareness Month at Adelphi University
Important Safety Resources and Information
If you see something, say something: If you become aware of an issue, incident or troubling situation causing anxiety, stress, or fear, you should promptly report it. If the situation appears imminent and/or includes the risk of violence to self or others, you should immediately call 911 or Public Safety by dialing “5” from any campus phone or calling 516.877.3511.
Mass Notification System (RAVE): In the event of a hostile intruder, emergency lockdown/shelter-in-place order, or weather-related delay or closing, the Department of Public Safety notifies our community members via RAVE and/or our Emergency Public Address System. Be sure you’re signed up for Adelphi RAVE alerts.
Resources for Your Preparedness
- Participate in one or more of our on-campus National Campus Safety Month events/trainings hosted by Public Safety throughout September.
- Request a Public Safety training for your department or group to learn important ways to be prepared for hostile intruder events, including run, hide, fight guidelines and Stop The Bleed life-saving techniques.
- Videos to watch:
- Campus Safety 101: resources to help you stay safe on campus and in our community.
- When Lightning Strikes: learn what to do during a lockdown/shelter in place due to a hostile intruder.
- Door Lock Instructional Video: familiarize yourself with our three types of classroom door locks which can be used in the event of a hostile intruder or a lockdown/shelter-in-place order.
- Understand what to do during a campus lockdown/shelter-in-place situation.
- Know our evacuation procedures in case an emergency makes this necessary.
- Stop the Bleed kits are mounted in all public safety vehicles and across campus, in AUPAC, CRS, Swirbul Library, Nexus, Levermore Hall, and the University Center where we also have automated external defibrillator (AED) devices for trained individuals to use.
- Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT): Following the 2007 tragedy at Virginia Tech, Adelphi was one of the first institutions of higher education to establish a dedicated team for monitoring and addressing reported safety concerns. BIT (previously the Threat Assessment Team) is coordinated by Public Safety to help address or prevent serious safety issues that involve our community. We work in support of Adelphi’s formal incident reporting and resolution procedures.
- Testing and Practice: At least once a year we test our Emergency Operations Plan and our Mass Notification System (RAVE). Our Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is published annually in accordance with the Clery Act. And, in support of our goal to always be prepared and ready, our Department and Adelphi’s senior leaders practice the University’s emergency response on an ongoing basis with event-specific tabletop exercises.
- Local Police Support: We maintain close working relationships with the police departments of Garden City, Hempstead, Nassau County, Suffolk County, Poughkeepsie and New York City. All Adelphi campus locations are supported by these police services, including criminal investigation and emergency response.