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Safe Havens

CU safe havens
Local businesses have partnered and registered with the CU Department of Public Safety and pledge to assist Columbia affiliates in distress by contacting Public Safety or the NYPD. These businesses display a distinctive logo on their storefronts as part of the safety program called "SAFE HAVEN".  Safe Haven locations are throughout the Morningside  Heights Community and offer a safe area for students, faculty or their guests if they feel threatened while walking on the city streets.   

If you suspect you are being followed, indicate your suspicion by looking behind you.  If you are on foot, cross the street, change direction, or vary your speed.  Walk to a location where there are other people, to the nearest open store, or to a Columbia University "SAFE HAVEN" location (RED LION DECAL ON WINDOW).

Download a guide to area Safe Haven: Safe Havens