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.   







Public Safety Alerts


Emergency Phone Numbers 

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

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