Campus Safety and Security

Policy No. SS003

Policy Statement

At FIT, the safety and well-being of our students, employees, third parties, and visitors are of paramount importance. A safe and secure environment can only be achieved with the cooperation of all members of the college community. FIT maintains a Department of Public Safety to ensure a safe environment for the campus community. Department of Public Safety personnel are not police officers and are not empowered as such. The department’s primary protective means is to restrict campus access and use only to those authorized students, employees, third parties, or their guests for reasonable and safe purposes. In addition, FIT upholds the rights of students and employees to be aware of incidents that occur on- or off-campus and the college’s policies and procedures intended to promote efficient and effective responses to incidents and crises. While FIT’s Department of Public Safety provides a range of safety and protection services for the entire FIT community, the college encourages all students and employees to be responsible for their own security and the security of others, including through safe and positive bystander intervention.

Who is Affected by this Policy

  • The entire FIT community (employees and students)
  • Third parties

Policy Information

  • Responsible Administrator: Treasurer and Vice President for Finance and Administration
  • Responsible Office: Department of Public Safety
  • Implementation History: Issued August 2008, Last Updated September 2017, May 2024; Reviewed July 2022, June 2023
  • Contact(s): Director of Public Safety and the Department of Public Safety

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SS003, Campus Safety and Security (.pdf)
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