Student Auxiliary Safety Patrol

Duties

Nightly Campus Patrols

Student Auxiliary Safety Patrol (SASP) members patrol the Ithaca College campus in pairs between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m. on the weeknights and 9:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m on the weekends. They check all exterior doors of residential halls to make sure the doors are secured. Members act as eyes and ears for the patrol staff by enforcing quiet hours, and various laws. They also respond to various calls to assist public safety officers.

A great benefit to having SASP perform such nightly patrols is the members' visibility. Their presence helps make the campus safer, increasing the sense of security and well-being throughout the campus.


Campus Escorts

Between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m., SASP walking patrols conduct on-campus walking escorts for the campus community. Anyone desiring an escort can call the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management (Public Safety) at 274-3333 or contact a dispatcher on a blue-light phone. During SASP patrol hours, mostly members of SASP will assist. During all other hours, a public safety officer will assist.

 

Special Events

Various organizations on campus, such as the Bureau of Concerts and the athletic department, contract SASP members to be present at campus events. Duties at such events include crowd control, traffic details, and security. SASP is highly visible during such events, thus providing an increased sense of safety.

 

Blue Light Patrols

Every Sunday from 6:00 p.m. to 9 p.m., a group of three SASP members checks all the blue lights around campus.  They check for volume levels through the blue light, that the light works, and that the blue light box is operable, among other things.  Aside from blue lights, which are all exterior, once a month, a group of three SASP members checks all of the emergency phones on campus for similar problems.