Programs and Services
The Office of Public Safety offers the following services free of charge:
Escorts are available 24 hours a day to accompany any visitor or member of the Ithaca College community to destinations on campus. You can request an escort by calling 274-3333 or by using a blue-light telephone.
Has your car battery gone dead? Contact us at 274-3333 or by using a blue-light telephone. We will send out an officer as soon as possible to help you start your car.
If you've locked your keys in your car, we have equipment that can open most vehicles. Call 274-3333.
If you're having problems with your vehicle, contact the Office of Public Safety and an officer will respond and attempt to assist you. We can also recommend several qualified towing companies that can help get your vehicle running.
Crime Prevention Programs
Many crime prevention presentations are available to campus groups or organizations through the Office of Public Safety. Topics include drug and alcohol awareness, personal security and safety on campus, and more. If you have an interest in having an officer give a presentation, contact the operations sergeant during business hours at 274-3353.
Lost and Found
The Office of Public Safety serves as the official lost-and-found repository for the College. If you've lost something, please give us a call at 274-3353 to see if the item has been turned in.
Wildlife Control Program
Ithaca College is surrounded by both fields and wooded areas. By virtue of its setting, wildlife (deer, skunks, pigeons, bats, birds, raccoons, etc.) may require rescue, cause property damage, or create a hazard to themselves or to humans. Examples include a bird that has flown inside a building, a young raccoon separated from its mother, or a bird nest in an outdoor light fixture, creating a fire hazard.
If you notice an animal in distress on campus or a safety hazard involving wildlife, contact the Office of Public Safety at 274-3333. An officer will respond and, if necessary, contact a wildlife professional.
Please do not attempt to help a wild animal yourself. You are likely to put yourself and the animal at risk. Euthanasia of wildlife occurs only if the animal is severely ill, injured, or it cannot be humanely released on campus. State regulations specifically forbid relocation to another site. In most cases, animals that are safely captured by professionals can be returned immediately to campus wild areas or placed with a wildlife rehabilitator for care.