Reporting Accidents & Incidents
The University is committed to maintaining a safe environment that will encourage and enhance the learning experience of each student. We encourage your active participation in maintaining this safe environment. To assist in this endeavor, each student should report any unusual activity and any accident or injury you observe immediately to YU Security.
- Accident is defined as an event that results in personal injury or property damage.
- Incident is defined as an event that may have caused or resulted in injury.
A student or a visitor, who has had an accident and needs emergency medical attention or requires other assistance, should call the YU Security emergency number at ext. 200, or 212-960-5200 if you are off campus. The responding security personnel will assess the situation, coordinate assistance gather information and document the information in an Incident Report.
General Security Tips
- If you see something, say something
- Lock doors at all times (residence and vehicle).
- Do not prop doors open.
- Be aware of unusual or suspicious people or conditions.
- Stay in well-lit areas of the campus.
- Call YU Security immediately to report crime or suspicious activity
Personal Safety Tips
- Always be aware of your surroundings.
- If you see something, say something.
- Try to stay in well-lit areas.
- Don’t walk alone at night and always avoid areas where there are few people.
- Be careful when people stop and ask you for directions; always reply from a distance.
- If you are in trouble, attract help in any way that you can. Scream; yell for help, or yell, “fire!”
Safety Alerts and Reports
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, commonly referred to as the Clery Act, requires higher education institutions to collect, report and disseminate crime data to the campus community and U.S. Department of Education; to provide timely warnings of reported crimes that represent a threat to the safety of students or employees; and to make public their campus security policies.
Jeanne Clery was a 19-year-old Lehigh University freshman when she was assaulted and murdered in her dorm room in April 1986. The "Clery Act" was enacted in the belief that crime awareness can prevent campus victimization.
The Clery Act specifies that higher education institutions disclose statistics for incidents that are reported to a campus security authority or local police that take place on campus, in or on noncampus buildings or property, or on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from campus. The Act mandates that institutions disclose three categories of crime statistics:
- Types of offenses: criminal homicide; forcible and non-forcible sex offenses; robbery; aggravated assault; burglary; motor vehicle theft; and arson;
- Hate crimes; and
- Arrests and referrals for disciplinary action
Learn more about the U.S. Department of Education's enforcement of campus security issues.