Security in the Residence Halls

The residence halls are supervised and all the guests are required to register upon entering the residence halls. The safety provided by automatic high-security locks on the residence hall doors is supplemented by regular Resident Life patrols.

Residence Hall Safety Coordinators routinely patrol the outside and inside of the residence halls. Desk attendants are on duty from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm while Resident Assistants and Graduate Resident Managers attend the reception desk from 8:00 pm to midnight.

Replacement of Residence Hall Room Keys

If a student loses his room key, he/she must report it to the residence hall director.

  • Harbor View Hall Extension #3442
  • Parker Towers Hall Extension #3161
  • Guild Hall Extension #7359
  • Foundation Hall Extension #4536

Residential Dorm Safety Tips:

  1. Always lock the door. If you’re stepping out for even a couple minutes make sure to lock up. Never give your key or a copy of it to another person, and if you lose your key, report as soon as possible. If you’re going to sleep, do not leave the door unlocked for your roommate.
  1. Keep your valuables hidden. It’s always a good idea to keep important items locked away.
  1. Most theft happens as a product of opportunity. If you leave stuff out in plain sight, it’s easier to just grab and run. When your roommate has friends over that you don’t know or you have a party or leave your door open, don’t leave valuable items like tablets and phones in the open where everyone can see them.
  1. Never leave your laptop in the open. It only takes a few moments for someone to walk by and swipe it. If you must leave it temporarily, invest in a laptop lock to act as a deterrent.

Sexual Harassment / Sexual Misconduct Policy

Colleges and universities have a moral obligation to develop policies that protect students and employees from sexual harassment and any other forms of sexual misconduct. Effective policies can help shield higher education institutions from potential liability , as well as address legitimate faculty and student concerns.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission defines sexual harassment as unwelcome verbal, physical or sexual conduct that is 1) made a condition of academic success and employment; 2) used as the basis for employment/academic decisions; 3) results in discrimination or harm caused by an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work/academic environment.

The Equal Opportunity Grievance Committee shall consist of the Provost, the Vice President for Finance and Administration, the Associate Provost and a student.

Sexual misconduct is nonconsensual, intentional physical contact of a sexual nature which includes unwelcome physical contact with another person’s genitals, buttocks and/or breasts. Lack of consent may be inferred by physical intimidation, coercion, force, or advantage gained by the alleged victim’s mental and/or physical incapacity, of which the perpetrator was, or should have been aware.

If you feel you have been assualted, you should report the incident to one of the following:

  • Director Public Safety, Public Safety Office, 718-390-3165 (office), or 718-390-3148 (24 hours)
  • Assistant Dean of Campus Life, 718-390-3423
  • Counseling Services, Campus Hall, 718-390-3158
  • Director of Housing, Towers Residence Hall, 718-390-3420
  • Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, Wagner Union 4th Floor, 718-420-4124


During a discussion with the alleged victim of sexual misconduct he/she will choose the recourse deemed most appropriate. (See Major Offense section under “Reporting of Campus Incident of Major Offense Violation”.)
Please note the Sex Crimes 24-Hour Hot Line is 212-267-7273. The Victim Services Community Office is at 25 Hyatt Street, 5th Floor, Staten Island, New York 10301. The telephone number is 718-448-3118.

Alcohol Policy

Wagner College adheres to the following alcohol policies as stated by the New York State Alcoholic Beverage Law:

  1. No one under the age of 21 may purchase, possess, or consume alcohol.
  2. The transporting of alcohol in open containers (i.e., bottles, cans, cups, glasses, etc.) or the consumption of alcoholic beverages within public areas is prohibited.
  3. No alcoholic consumption is permitted in public areas unless otherwise verified.
  4. The sale or distribution of alcoholic beverages to persons under the legal drinking age is a serious criminal offense. Individuals can be held both criminally and civilly liable for the injury or death of any person resulting, either directly or indirectly, from the distribution of alcoholic beverages by them to a person under the legal drinking age.
  5. No kegs are permitted on the College campus. The only exceptions are registered events through the Director of Dining Services. The fine for possession of a keg is $100.00.

Substance Abuse

In compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989, Wagner College informs students of the New York State Alcoholic Beverage Law listed in the current Student Handbook. The Counseling Center, Health Center and the Dean of Students Office are all places for students to seek counseling and receive resource information. The Alcohol Policy allows the students who are 21 years of age or older to drink alcohol in the privacy of their room. All Federal, State and City laws concerning alcohol, illegal drug use, sale and possession are strictly enforced.

If you have any questions or need more information, please feel free to contact the Public Safety Office at 718-390-3165 or the Main Gate at 718-390-3148.