Alert Updates

March 12, 2024
The Department of Public Safety, in coordination with Garden City Police Department, has identified all parties involved in the robbery reported to the community on March 13, 2024. The individuals were known to each other, and we are following all necessary procedures in addressing the situation. It was an isolated incident, and there are no ongoing safety concerns for the community at this time.

The safety and well-being of our community members remain our highest priority, and we are committed to maintaining a comprehensive safety and crime prevention program on campus. If you have any concerns at any time, please contact the Department of Public Safety at 516.877.3511.

Reported Offense

The Department of Public Safety and local authorities are investigating a reported incident of robbery that occurred on March 13, 2024 at approximately 3:45 PM in the Waldo Residence Hall on Adelphi University’s Garden City Campus. The victim received physical injuries, and property was taken from their person.

Report Information about the Incident

Anyone who has information on the identity of the person of interest or information on the crime can contact the Adelphi University Department of Public Safety by calling 516.877.3511 or visiting Levermore Hall, 1st Floor, Suite 113, or calling the Garden City Police Department at 516.465.4100. Please encourage anyone with information to assist us in keeping the campus community safe.

Report Suspicious Activity

If you become alarmed by or suspicious about any unusual activity, call the Department of Public Safety for assistance at 516.877.3511 (off campus) or dial “5” from any campus phone. 

Safety Tips

Crime survivors are not responsible for their victimization; perpetrators are accountable for their crimes and the outcomes of their actions. The following safety information may help reduce the possibility of becoming a victim of a crime.

  • Program your phone. Save the Adelphi University Department of Public Safety’s phone number to your phone so the number is readily available in the event of an emergency. You can contact the command center, which is operated 24/7, at 516.877.3507 and 516.877.3511. You can also dial “5” from any campus phone.
  • Always trust your instincts. If you are uncomfortable in a situation, or you suspect something is wrong, you are probably right. Leave the situation. Don’t worry about what others think; safety comes first.
  • Red Call Boxes: Be aware of the red call box telephones in parking lots and walkways throughout campus. Use these telephones to be immediately connected with the Adelphi University Department of Public Safety Command Center.
  • If you see something, say something! Intervene if you see a situation that seems risky to someone’s safety. By stepping up, you can possibly prevent a crime. Also, don’t be afraid to call school security.
  • Be aware of your surroundings. Whether you’re walking home from the library or at a party, be mindful of potential risks. Get to know your campus or neighborhood and learn well-lit walking or driving routes. Think of a safe exit strategy. Are there people around who might be able to help you? Is there an emergency phone nearby?

Robbery Safety Tips

Robbery is the taking of, or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear. Follow these prevention and awareness safety tips:

  • Remain calm and do not resist a robbery attempt. Remain calm, cool, and observant. Take no action that would jeopardize your safety or the safety of others.
  • Follow the robber’s directions, but do not offer more than what they ask for. Don’t argue. If you have to move or reach into your pockets to give the robber what they want, tell them what you are going to do and why.
  • Make mental notes of the robber’s appearance. You’ll need to describe the suspect when filing your report. Take note of their features including race, age, height, hair and eye color, clothing, etc. Is there anything unusual about their appearance such as scars or tattoos? If they have a weapon, make note of what it is so you can describe it later. If they come or go in a car, try to note the make and model and license plate number.
  • Notice what the robber does so you can include it in your report. If there are two accomplices, pay attention to any conversations they have with one another. Do they use each other’s names or nicknames? Do they mention any locations? Try to remember what they touch during the robbery so that police can check those areas for fingerprints.
  • After the robbery, go immediately to a safe location, then report the crime. Your personal safety is your top priority. Make sure you feel secure before you call 911 or the Department of Public Safety. If you’re in an isolated area, move to an area with people and ask someone to stay with you while you wait for help. If you opt to remain at the crime scene, try not to touch anything. If there are any witnesses, ask them to remain with you until Public Safety or the police arrive. If they must leave, write down their name, address and telephone number.

For more information and tips, review our Safety Tips and our brochures.

Community Support Services

Adelphi University offers on-campus community support services including: 

Adelphi also partners with experts who will provide support services to victims of sexual assault. Community services near Adelphi locations include: The Safe Center LI 24-hour Hotline: 516.542.0404 and Long Island Crisis Center Online/Mobile Chat Counseling.

Please note: Timely Warnings are advisories distributed via email and will not include a text message version. Adelphi University Emergency Notification System text messages are reserved for active emergencies.

This information is being released in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. The Clery Act requires all colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs to keep and disclose information about crime on and near their respective campuses, including timely warnings of crimes that may represent a threat to the safety of students or employees.
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