The Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management

The Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management (Public Safety) is located in the Center for Public Safety and General Services and  is operational 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, year round. The Communications Center is staffed by a trained public safety professional at all times and can be reached by calling (607) 274-3333 or extension 3333 from an on campus phone.

Public Safety is a full service public safety provider with responsibility for campus safety, campus crime awareness and campus crime prevention and education. Public Safety members are a well trained team inclusive of uniformed campus police officers and state-certified security officers. In addition to Patrol and Security operations (to include Investigations), Public Safety is comprised of Parking Services, Environmental Health & Safety, and Student Auxiliary Safety Patrol (SASP). Public Safety areas of responsibility include:

  • Emergency response
  • Fire safety
  • Crime prevention programming
  • Special event staffing
  • Providing safety escorts
  • Repository for lost and found
  • Administering vehicle assistance, and
  • Managing vehicular and traffic control on campus.

In compliance with federal requirements mandated by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Statistics Act [20 USC 1092(f)], Public Safety is responsible for preparing, publishing and distributing an Annual Security & Fire Safety Report by October 1 of each year, for the purpose of disclosing and disseminating certain information regarding campus crime statistics, security policies and campus law enforcement.  Information mandated by this Act include statements about:


  • Campus law enforcement policies
  • Campus security education and prevention programs
  • Alcohol and drug policies
  • Sexual assault education and prevention programs
  • Procedures for reporting sexual assaults, and
  • Procedures for handling reports of sexual assault.

You can view the publication electronically, or you may request a hard copy via phone or walk-in to Public Safety. The crime statistics for Ithaca College (also contained in the annual security report) are submitted to the U.S. Department of Education (ED) through a web-based data collection system and can be viewed at



Be Ready!  Be Safe!

All campus community members are urged to become familiar with the Emergency Readiness and Response Guide along with our reoccurring message on Gorge Safety.