At The City University of New York the security and safety of our campus communities and visitors is always our top priority. The University takes a proactive approach to physical security, personal safety, and information security by providing our community with a broad range of services that meet the needs and expectations of a safe community.  Our goal is to maintain the safety and security of all people and property at the University.  Most importantly, campus safety is a collective and collaborative effort, and at The City University of New York, personal safety is a partnership between those whose responsibility it is to develop and enforce policies and procedures and the community whom we serve.

In accordance with federal and state law, the University maintains information regarding campus crimes and fire incidents; and security and emergency response policies and procedures.  Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Reports contain each campuses crime statistics and fire incidents reported to the United States Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education website.  The Report is made available online.  To find out more about public safety services, consult the CUNY Public Safety Directory.

Four ways to increase your personal safety are:

  • Reduce or eliminate opportunities that may make you a target.
  • Increase awareness in places you’re most comfortable.
  • Trust your instincts regardless of feeling embarrassed.
  • Prepare your schedule daily with safety in mind.


For more information about personal safety tips, visit the following resources:

Crime Prevention and Safety Tips

Criminal Description Worksheet

Scams and Safety

The City University of New York is a partner with The “If You See Something, Say Something™” campaign to help reach the public across the nation. CUNY’s partnership helps to increase awareness by displaying the campaign’s messages and distributing outreach materials.

Together, we can keep our community safe. If You See Something Say Something. Report suspicious activity by calling 888-NYC-SAFE (888-692-7233)

Safeguard New York Initiative

Plan Now NYC – Types of Terrorist Attacks

If you receive a suspicious letter or package:

  • Avoid handling
  • Don’t shake or bump
  • Isolate and look for indicators
  • Don’t Open, Smell, or Taste
  • Treat it as Suspect! Call 911


If you have handled the package, wash you hands with soap and water immediately. Read the US Postal Service’s tips for identifying suspicious packages.


Guide to Mail Center Security

Handling and Processing Mail Safely

Security and Safety Resources