College Advisory Committee on Campus Security & Campus Life Committee

This committee is responsible for promoting a safe and secure campus, the interrelation of the academic and social aspects of life on campus, assessing the quality of life on campus for the members of the community, including students, staff, and faculty, and sharing information and providing a forum for issues and concerns related to safety, security and campus life in general.  The committee makes policy recommendations fo the Senior Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Campus Life or other appropriate persons regarding safety, security and campus lire issues.

In addition, the committee constitutes the College Hearing Panel to accommodate the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act and the college policy regarding that act.  The College Hearing Panel shall be comprised of the Senior Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Campus Life (ex officio) 2 students, 2 faculty members, and 1 administrator, together with 5 alternates who reflect the previous constituencies.  One of the faculty members, one of the students and the administrator shall be members of the College Advisory Committee on Campus Security and Campus Life Committee.  The remaining members of the Hearing Panel are not to be members of the College Advisory Committee on Campus Security and Campus Life Committee.

As required by New York State law, the College's Advisory Committee on Campus Security/Campus Life shall review current campus security policies and procedures and make recommendations for their improvement.  It shall specifically review the current policies and procedures:

  1. for educating the campus community about sexual assault,
  2. for educating the campus community about personal safety and crime prevention,
  3. for reporting sexual assaults and dealing with victims during investigations
  4. for referring complains to appropriate authorities,
  5. for counseling victims, and
  6. for responding to inquiries from concerned persons.

The committee shall report its findings and recommendations each academic year in writing to the President and the Vice President for Educational Affairs.  A copy of the report of the College Advisory Committee on Campus Security is available upon request.

This committee reports to the Senior Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Campus Life. The committee elects its own chairperson.  The group meets regularly throughout the year and issues minutes and agendas of each meeting to the Faculty Council, Staff Council, Student Government, and Residence Hall Association.  One half of the total membership of the committee will be female. 

Co-Chairs:

Linda Koenig, Assistant Director, Housing Services and Communications, Residential Life

Terri Stewart, Director, Public Safety and Emergency Management

Members 2013-2014:

Steve Gordon, Faculty Representative
Julie Dorsey, Faculty Representative
Elizabeth Hall, Faculty Representative
Athena Zhang, Faculty Representative
Katelyn Madison, Student Representative
Joshua Couce, Student Representative
Jamila Carter, Student Representative
Melinda Carmichael, Student Representative
Nancy Reynolds, Staff Representative
Zach Newswanger, Staff Representative
Rory Rothman (Ex Officio), Senior Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Campus Life