The Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management

The Ithaca College Office of Public Safety would like to provide the following information regarding procedural adjustments based on the COVID-19 pandemic.

In accordance with protocols and recommendations currently in place by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), as well as State and local health departments, Public Safety will be making the following modifications to limit exposure and the spread of COVID-19 within our community:

  • When calling Public Safety, please ensure that you provide a call-back number, if possible. Our officers will likely contact you before arrival to assess the need for an in-person response. Minor reports will likely be completed via the telephone, without personal interaction.
  • For reports that need to be handled in person, please be prepared to meet the officer outside or in an open-air space or environment. Public Safety will make every effort to abide by the CDC recommendations of social distancing to curb the spread of the virus.
  • Additionally, if you are not feeling well and would like to be assessed by medical staff, please contact the Hammond Health Center at 607-274-3177 or your primary care provider for advice. If you contact Public Safety, we will request that an ambulance be sent to you.
  • Public Safety will continue to respond appropriately to any emergency calls for service.

Public Safety would like to thank the IC community for your cooperation and understanding during this ever-changing and challenging time.


The Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management (Public Safety) is located in the Center for Public Safety and General Services building on Farm Pond Road 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.

We are responsible the safety of the campus, crime awareness, 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, the office is comprised of Parking Services, Environmental Health & Safety, and Student Auxiliary Safety Patrol (SASP). Areas of responsibility include:

  • Emergency Response

  • Fire Safety

  • Crime Prevention Programming

  • Publication of Daily Crime and Fire Log

  • Publication and dissemination of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

  • Special Event Staffing

  • Providing Safety Escorts

  • Repository for Lost and Found

  • Administering Vehicle Assistance, and

  • Managing Vehicular and Traffic Control on Campus.

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crimes Statistics Act (Clery Act) is a federal consumer protection law, enforced by the Department of Education’s Financial Aid Division. The Clery Act provides guidelines and expectations for campus crime classification and reporting, crime prevention and response and campus safety policy and procedure requirements that create transparency between institutions of higher education and their students and employees.

Some examples of campus safety topics covered in the campus safety policy statements include:

  1. to whom to report crimes
  2. the law enforcement authority and jurisdiction of campus security or police
  3. procedures to follow in the event of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence or stalking
  4. drug and alcohol policies and prevention programs and,
  5. for institutions with on-campus student housing, missing student notification procedures and fire safety procedures.

For more information on the Clery Act and Clery Act Compliance at Ithaca College, please click here.

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

Be Ready! Be Safe!

Contact Information

Communications Center (24/7)
(607) 274-3333

General Business
(607) 274-3353

In the case of an Emergency
Dial 911 from any campus phone or pick up any blue-light emergency phone on campus.

Public Safety's Anonymous Tip Line
(607) 274-1060

Ithaca College Emergency Hotline
(607) 274-1495

Mission Vision, and Guiding Principles
Emergency Readiness and Response Guide