Safety In the Residence Halls

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Safety in the Residence Halls

Residents are reminded to:

  • Always lock your door; even when you’re sleeping or just briefly away from your room or suite.
  • Do not allow strangers to enter your room, suite  or complex. 
  • When entering the building, do not let unknown individuals “tailgate;” ask who they are visiting and offer to call Public Safety.
  • Do not prop any exterior doors open to allow unescorted visitors into the residence hall (delivery men, friends, etc.).
  • Report lost / stolen / malfunctioning keys or locks to the staff at Residence Life or to the Community Assistant (CA).
  • Do not leave your keys lying around in your room when you are not there. Do not leave messages on your door about when you will be returning to your room.
  • Tell a roommate or friend if you are planning to be away overnight or for a few days.
  • Secure your valuables and engrave expensive items with identifying information.
  • Always lock your doors and windows at night, especially if you reside on the first or second floors.
  • Do not leave your identification, keys, wallets, checkbooks, or other valuables in open view.
  • Get to know your  Community Assistant (CA), residence life staff and neighbors. 
  • Report any suspicious persons or activity (including solicitors) in or near your residence hall to your residential hall staff (CA), Public Safety or the Police.   







Emergency Phone Numbers 

  • Campus phone X3333
    Non campus or from cell phone 212-678-3333

Public Safety Alerts


Non-emergency College Services

  • TC PS Non emergency 3220
  • TC PS Administrative Office 3111
  • TC Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S)   8164/6640
  • TC Facilities 3010  
  • TC Residential services 3235  
  • TC Student Development and Activities 3690  
  • TC Risk Management 3482

TC College Services

  • TC General College Information  3000
  • Office of Diversity 8410   
  • CU  PS 212-854-5555    
  • CUMC 212-854-(HELP) 4357 
  • Barnard College  212-854-3362  
  • Counseling and Psychological Services   212-854-2878 
  • CU Medical Center 212-305-8100