Your Right To Know

Below is information students should familiarize themselves with about the campus' safety regulations.

All university buildings and residences are private property of Alfred University and are advertised in publications and posted as such with trespass warnings. These buildings, to include all residence halls and residential facilities, are opened for business at a designated time each morning and secured at a designated time each evening by assigned university personnel. Public Safety officers and student security aides routinely patrol residence halls periodically to check doors and windows. Unauthorized persons who trespass on university property are subject to prosecution under state law.

Public Safety reports any and all maintenance deficiencies that are security risks to the Facilities Department immediately and documents all such work orders. Employees are encouraged to do the same. The Office of Public Safety ensures that established security measures are applied with all new construction and in all facilities on campus.

Alfred University and the Office of Public Safety work to maintain a cooperative and supportive relationship with local, state, and federal law enforcement authorities in all criminally related matters occurring on or near campus. This includes the sharing of pertinent information, investigations, and mutually beneficial projects and issues relating to the safety and well-being of the Alfred University campus and adjoining community. This cooperative and supportive role is mainly with that of the Alfred Police Department. Three of our Public Safety Officers are also Alfred Police Department Officers.

As private property, Alfred University reserves the right to limit campus access to its students, faculty, staff, as well as visitors who have valid business on campus. Public Safety is charged with the responsibility of addressing possible trespassers.


Trespasser: an individual who is not a member of the Alfred University faculty, staff or student population and who has no legitimate activity requiring his/her presence on campus.

*As considered appropriate, the Chief of Public Safety issues a keep-away letter to those individuals who the University wishes to keep off campus, e.g., non-students who have been involved in incidents on campus, students who have been judicially dismissed, etc. The letter serves as a warning that future appearances on campus will result in arrest if found in violation of the directive.

Possession or use of weapons while on property owned, affiliated with, or controlled by Alfred University (including sidewalks, driveways, and parking lots) or where Alfred University events are occurring, is expressly prohibited, except as may be required by law enforcement officials. This policy further applies to those operating Alfred University Motor Pool vehicles, whether on or off University property.

The definition of "weapons" covers all items capable of inflicting serious injury. Examples include, but are not necessarily limited to the following:

  • Firearms
  • Knives
  • Air Guns
  • Spear Guns
  • Paint Guns
  • Bow and Arrow
  • Explosives: Gunpowder, Firecrackers, Ammunition, etc.

Because such items are capable of inflicting serious injury and thereby pose a clear risk to persons and/or property, violations of this policy may result in disciplinary action up to and including suspension of students or termination of personnel and may likewise be prosecuted under applicable law.

Note: On occasion, academic programs may require the use of tools falling under this definition. Such tools, when applied directly to program-related activity, are exempt from this policy.

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act requires all colleges and universities in the United States to report their crime statistics and their campus security/law enforcement policies and reporting procedures to the United States Department of Education and the campus community annually by October 1. These crime statistics are compiled and reported in accordance with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Reporting System. This information is available on the university’s website at Campus Safety Report.

A paper copy of this information is also available from Public Safety upon request.

The official university authority for reporting criminal incidents or obtaining information concerning crime prevention and campus safety and security is the Office of Public Safety 607-871-2108, Night Watchman 607-871-2157. The number to call for incidents off-campus or for police or ambulance assistance is 911 or 607-587-8877. The Department of Public Safety reports to the Vice President for Student Experience. This information fulfills the requirement for information concerning the availability of crime statistics and security/law enforcement policies and procedures on campus. Copies of the federal law, as well as the university publications that meet the requirements of these laws, are available upon request.

You may also review our campus crime statistics at the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education Campus Security Statistics website.

The Office of Public Safety
Alfred University
Alfred, NY 14802

The mission of Alfred’s Office of Public Safety is to work to enhance the safety of the members of the university community and the security of all of the university’s facilities. The department enforces university policies and municipal and state laws in support of the academic mission of the university. Providing professional safety and security services to the academic community and educating its members on how to be aware of safety and security issues are two of this department’s most important responsibilities.

The information in this report is compiled to assist you in understanding the issues of safety and security on the campus of Alfred University. This report informs new students and their families, new employees, applicants for admission and employment, and all present members of the campus community about good crime prevention practices and the services provided by the Public Safety Department. We strive to be a safe community but no community is crime-free. Crime prevention is everyone’s business and it requires the community’s awareness, support, and participation to be effective.