Campus Safety Programs

Security Reminders


  1. Be aware! Recognize your vulnerability.
  2. Report all suspicious persons, vehicles and activities to the Campus Public Safety Department immediately, by using any campus emergency call box or by dialing x3148 from any campus phone.
  3. Use the “buddy system” and watch out for your neighbor.
  4. Keep your doors locked whenever you find yourself alone in a building.
  5. Report lights that are out and any hazardous conditions immediately to the Campus Operations Office at x3163
  6. If you see someone being victimized, get involved and notify the Campus Public Safety Department.
  7. Remember the location of emergency call boxes that are located around campus.

Residence Halls:

  • Close and lock your door every time you’re away from your room, even if just for a few minutes.
  • Be alert to strangers on your floor. Call Public Safety if you suspect anything.
  • Let a neighbor know if you leave the campus for a few days. Have this person watch your room while you are gone and offer to do the same in return.


  • Try to park your car in authorized areas that have a constant flow of pedestrian and vehicular traffic.
  • Watch for suspicious looking persons loitering near a particular car or several cars in a parking lot. Call Public Safety if you suspect anything.



The Public Safety Department is asking you to become involved in the fight against crime by joining the Campus Watch Program.

What is Campus Watch?

Campus watch is a crime prevention program aimed at reducing the number of burglaries and larcenies on the campus. It is a self-help program in which concerned students help protect themselves and each other by watching and calling Public Safety when a crime or suspicious activity is observed.

Why do we need a Campus Watch Program?

The security of the campus and its residents depends upon the people. No police department can function effectively without the support and cooperation of the citizens it serves.
Security can’t be everywhere at once. Your help, your eyes and your ears are needed in the fight against crime. Criminals will not operate in areas where citizens are alert.

What types of things should you report?

Anything that seems slightly “out of the ordinary” for your area or during the time in which it occurs should be reported immediately. Some of the most obvious things to watch for and report include:

  • A stranger loitering in or around your residence hall
  • Someone “testing” doorknobs while walking down a hallway
  • A person carrying property out of a dormitory or academic building, especially at an unusual hour
  • A person screaming or calling for help
  • The sound of glass breaking
  • Anyone suspiciously tampering with an automobile or peering into cars in a parking lot
  • A loud explosion

The Public Safety Department would also appreciate your calls for any of the following:

  • Burned out or inoperative street lights
  • Broken or ineffective locks and security devices
  • Parking problems

Tips on calling the Public Safety Department

Call Security immediately about all suspicious persons or activities – and do it yourself. Don’t take it for granted that someone has already called. Please include the following information when you call:

  • What happened
  • Location
  • When
  • Any injuries
  • Description of suspects
  • Vehicle license number
  • Direction of escape

When reporting “crimes in progress” stay on the phone until the police arrive.

Who should you call?

Public Safety Office-718 390 3165 For non-emergencies, please contact the Public Safety Office during office hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM-4:00 PM

Main Booth 718 390 3148 The Main Booth on Howard Avenue may be contacted for both emergencies and non-emergencies. The booth is staffed 24 hours a day. Emergencies include crimes in progress, fires, medical emergencies, etc.

Wagner College sponsors educational programs and events for the entire College community. The programs begin during Orientation and continue throughout the academic year. The topics covered are safety and security while in New York City, alcohol and drug abuse education, crime prevention, campus security policies, healthy choices on dating, and sexual misconduct. A variety of awareness weeks/months are sponsored by the Campus Life Office. Many of the programs are sponsored, planned and executed by the student organizations on campus. The students are very instrumental in developing educational programs for the College Community. For more information on programs please contact the Campus Life Office at (718) 390-3423.