It is extremely important to be aware of your surroundings at all times. Remember: "If you see something, say something!" If you notice anything that seems unusual, report it immediately.

Watch for:

  • Visitors who claim to be lost/disoriented.
  • Unexpected deliveries or suspicious packages.
  • Unscheduled or unannounced maintenance work.
  • People asking about the Department of Public Safety, the utility rooms, or air filtration systems.
  • Bags, backpacks, and luggage left unattended in public spaces.

If an attack occurs, the type of attack will dictate the response.

You should:

  • Follow the instructions of emergency personnel.
  • Remain inside your residence hall or academic building during a chemical, nuclear, or biological event.
  • Seek shelter in an internal room without windows when possible.
  • Segregate and treat exposed individuals.
  • Attempt to get upwind of the contaminated area (if event occurs outside), and seek shelter immediately.
  • Remain in the protected area until instructed by emergency personnel or public safety personnel.


  • Evacuations will follow our building fire evacuation procedures with fire wardens assisting the process.
  • Biological events require medical intervention, as affected individuals must be decontaminated before proceeding to a medical facility.
  • Ventilation and air conditioning systems will be shut down by Facilities Operations during a terrorist event.

Department of Public Safety 

Rose Hill
718-817-2222 or 718-817-5832
Extension: 2222 or 5832

Lincoln Center
212-930-8888 or 212-636-6076
Extension: 6076

914-367-3001 or 914-367-3333
Extension: 3333