The New School's Department of Campus Safety seeks to ensure that the rights of every member of the campus community are respected and that there exists a safe and secure atmosphere in all campus buildings.
New York City Police Department strategies have cut crime dramatically since 1993, making New York one of the safest large cities in the nation. These
Student Safety Tips are provided by the NYPD and the Metropolitan Transit Authority Police.
When a situation arises that disrupts normal university operations or has the potential to place the New School community at risk, the university will communicate with students, faculty, and staff using New School Alerts, a notification system designed to provide quick and reliable mass communication. The New School Alerts system allows the university to broadcast important messages via cell phones, landlines, and email using contact information provided by students, faculty, and staff.
In addition, information about conditions that cause or may cause a disruption or change in university routine (e.g., weather delays, transit interruptions, or facilities problems) and any resulting directives to students and members of the New School community will be available on the automated 24-hour campus alert phone number (212.229.7008) and, when appropriate, on my.newschool.edu and The New School website homepage. These systems can be updated remotely at any time of day. If phone and Internet service are disrupted, information will be disseminated to all members of the university community (in dorms, classrooms, and administrative buildings) in-person through an organized chain of public announcements. Students, faculty, and staff will be directed to assemble in central locations to receive updates.
The priorities of The New School’s Emergency Management plan are to:
Depending upon the nature of the situation, immediate and follow-up response will be provided by the Emergency Response Team and/or the Student Services Crisis Response Team.
Campus Security (24 Hour)
Student Medical Services
212.229.1671, option 2
Student Counseling Services
212.229.1671, option 1
University Advisory Message
Security Director's Office
Annual Campus Safety Guide (PDF)