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Campus Safety

The department strives to maintain a safe and secure environment that is conducive to learning.
Campus Safety

Contact Information

Campus Safety is at 88 Hamilton St. (next to Merrill House), and has officers on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Emergencies (all hours):
911 (campus phone)
315-228-7911 (cell phone)
Routine requests:
315-228-7333
E-mail: cusafety@colgate.edu

If there is an immediate threat to self or others, physical injury or a safety concern, do not use these forms, call Campus Safety immediately at 315-228-7911.

If you wish to report an incident, or if you are concerned about a student, it is important to share that information so we can seek to provide assistance.

Sexual Assault, Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Harassment (Title IX)

Incidents or concerns that involve sexual assault, sexual misconduct, intimate relationship violence, or sexual harassment.

Bias, Discrimination, and/or Harassment

Incidents or concerns that you believe to be based on actual or perceived race, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, physical or mental disability, age, veteran or military status, marital status, or other legally protected.

Concern About the Well-being of a Student

Concerns regarding the physical, emotional, or mental well-being of a student. The concerns might include things like anxiety, depression, eating disorder, drug or alcohol consumption, bizarre or uncharacteristic behavior/thoughts, or thoughts about suicide/harm to others.

Disruptive or Aggressive Behavior

Behaviors or incidents that interfere significantly with normal living and working conditions, or that involve vandalism, graffiti, damage or destruction of personal or university property.

Hazing and/or Organizational Misconduct

Actions or situations that recklessly or intentionally endanger mental or physical health, or create substantial embarrassment, harassment or ridicule, or involve the forced consumption of food, alcohol or drugs in the course of initiation or continuing affiliation with an organization.

Campus Safety Tip Form

Information, concerns or observed actions that you are unsure how to categorize or that don’t fit any of the categories listed above. These might include information about a drug/alcohol violation, a theft, a crime that has been or will be committed, a weapons violation, or any other law/policy violation.

Other Agencies

Safety Statistics and Guides

Emergency System

The university has a state-of-the-art emergency notification system that includes text messages, social media feeds, voice mail, and broadcast speakers. Register easily through the portal by clicking Colgate Alert.

Motor Vehicle Use

Driver Safety

The Driver Safety and Motor Vehicle Use Policy provides employees and students with information needed for safe operation of university owned, leased, or rented motor vehicles. The policy and driver authorization form are here.

Advisory Committee on Campus Safety: 2013–2014 Report

Committee report (PDF)
President's response (PDF)