Personal safety and crime prevention are always a concern. At SUNY Plattsburgh, we take a proactive approach to educate our students, faculty, staff, and the wider community before issues arise.
Our teams dedicated to policing and public safety are vigilant and visible. They build awareness of risks, take proactive steps to get in front of issues, and dedicate their lives to helping others.
University Police has a close working relationship with the Plattsburgh Police Department, the Clinton County Sheriff's Office, and the New York State Police. This relationship includes University Police having regular radio communications with other local law enforcement and emergency services.
The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) assists the campus in mitigating for, preparing for, responding to and recovering from the effects of all hazards (natural, technological and/or man-made).
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Safety & Prevention
SUNY Plattsburgh assists students and employees in creating an environment that supports intellectual, social, personal growth, and promoting health and safety. The College offers many opportunities for campus-wide education at various times throughout the year.
These education programs include primary prevention and awareness programs for all incoming students and new employees to promote the awareness of rape, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
These education programs include: a statement that these crimes are prohibited at the College; definitions of consent, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking in the College’s jurisdiction; safe and positive bystander intervention when there’s a risk of one of those incidents; information on risk reduction to recognize warning signs of abusive behavior and avoiding potential attacks; and information about disciplinary procedures. Educational programs provide information on College policies and regulations, procedures and practices for when violence occurs, and how to prevent future violence.
"Our teams dedicated to policing and public safety are vigilant and visible. They build awareness of risks, take proactive steps to get in front of issues, and dedicate their lives to helping others."
Child and Youth Protection Program
Activities involving children and youth are an integral part of our role as a center of learning in the North Country. SUNY Plattsburgh is committed to protecting the safety and well-being of children/youth who participate in a College-related program or activity (whether on or off-campus) and has developed a child and youth protection program that establishes appropriate conduct for employees charged with the custody, control, or supervision of children/youth.