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Student Handbook
A resource guide to valuable information about Ithaca College, including important regulations and policies as well as a guide to important student services.

Student Conduct Code
Outlines student rights and responsibilities as members of the Ithaca College Community.

Emergency Notification System
We urge all campus community members to sign up for the College’s Emergency Notification System which is a multilayered communication method for reaching students, faculty and staff with time-sensitive information during unforeseen events or emergencies. The system uses voice, e-mail and text messaging to allow Ithaca College officials to provide pertinent information and details on appropriate responses during critical situations. The information you provide will only be used for the Emergency Notification System and will be kept private and confidential.

Outdoor Warning System
The College has installed an outdoor public address warning system which is another component of the College’s comprehensive Emergency Notification System. The Outdoor Warning System (OWS) features two siren towers strategically situated on the campus. In the event of an emergency, and depending on the circumstances, a siren tone may be used to alert the campus community, followed by loudspeaker message giving information and instructions on how to respond.

Crime Prevention and Education.

The Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management is responsible for crime prevention education and programming across campus, to include fire safety and emergency preparedness and response. Public Safety is also responsible for preparing, publishing and distributing an annual security and 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 contained in this publication also 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.

Crime Statistics
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 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 may view the publication electronically or you may request a hard copy via phone or walk-in to Public Safety.

Be Ready! Be Safe!

The Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management publishes an “Emergency Readiness and Response Guide” that contains information about various emergency situations and conditions as well as response guidelines for campus community members to follow in the event of an emergency.

Students, faculty, and staff are urged to familiarize themselves with these guidelines in advance of a campus crisis which could include violent crimes, weather disasters, and hazardous materials incidents. The guide contains strategies for enhancing personal safety in emergency situations, including instructions for evacuation and shelter-in-place.

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