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Violent Crime

  • Never try to handle a situation that is potentially dangerous to yourself or others.
  • Inform Campus Security (x7-7777 or 212 217.7777) about any individuals deemed to be threatening or dangerous.
  • Eliminate opportunities for violence by:
    • Alerting Campus Security (x7-7777 or 212 217.7777)
    • Knowing your escape route
    • Placing a barrier between yourself and the aggressor
    • Using effective people / communication skills
    • Having a second person with you
  • Reacting to violent situations:
    • Maintain eye contact and a positive posture to send out positive signals.
    • Do not touch or approach a person who may become violent.
    • Keep the person talking as you maintain a controlled, calm demeanor.
    • Show concern yet maintain a safe distance; avoid being alone with the person.
  • If you are the victim of, or are involved in, any on-campus violation of the law such as assault, robbery, theft, overt sexual behavior, etc., do not take any unnecessary risk. Notify Campus Security (x7-7777 or 212 217.7777) as soon as possible and give them the following information:
    • Nature of the incident
    • Location of the incident
    • Description of the person(s) involved
    • Description of the property involved
  • If you witness a criminal act or notice person(s) acting suspiciously on campus, immediately notify Campus Security (x7-7777 or 212 217.7777).
  • Assist the police when they arrive by supplying them with any additional information requested.