Crime and Civil Disturbances


Yeshiva University has historically provided a very safe learning environment with a low incidence of serious crime occurring while on campus grounds. If you observe a crime in progress or are a victim of a crime please be guided by the following: 

  • Do not attempt to apprehend or interfere with the criminal except in case of self-protection.  If possible, move to a safe location.
  • In the event of a robbery, do not resist.
  • If safe to do so, attempt to get a good description of the criminal. If the criminal is entering vehicle, note the license number, make, model, color and outstanding characteristics of the vehicle.

If you observe a crime or are a victim, call Security and advise us of the following information:

  • Your name
  • Location of incident
  • Description of the suspects involved (clothing and physical features)
  • Injuries that have occurred
  • Description of any weapons involved
  • Description of property involved
  • The suspect's direction of travel and vehicle description(if applicable)
  • Make sure that the officer understands that the incident is in progress

If possible, stay on the line with the officer until help arrives. Keep the officer updated on any changes in the situation so responding personnel can be updated. Even if you cannot communicate, keep the line open so the officer listening in can learn more about what is happening.

Meet with Security personnel when they arrive.

Civil Disturbances

Most demonstrations such as marches, meetings, picketing and rallies are peaceful and non-obstructive. However, demonstrations can become disruptive if one or more of the following conditions exist:

  • Interference with the normal operations of Yeshiva University
  • Prevention of access to an office, building or other university facility.
  • Threat of physical harm to persons or damage to university facilities.
  • Disorderly conduct which disturbs the university or the outside community.

If any of these conditions exist, contact Security and report the location, nature and size of the disturbance.

Continue as much as possible with your normal routine. If the disturbance is outside, stay away from doors and windows.

Avoid provoking or obstructing demonstrators. Do not interfere with those persons creating the disturbance or law enforcement authorities on the scene.

Emergency Numbers

Yeshiva University Security

  • Wilf Campus - 212-960-5200
  • Beren Campus - 212-340-7460
  • Cardozo Law School - 212-790-0303
  • 911 – EMS & NYPD Police Response

Program these important numbers into your cell phones in advance so they are readily available when needed.