NYU Public Safety

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The main campus of NYU is located in the heart of New York City’s famed Greenwich Village. Our campus surrounds Washington Square Park, and is woven into a neighborhood of charming row houses and cobblestone streets that are dotted with outdoor cafes and unique shops. NYU isn’t an enclosed campus and while many students will live only a few blocks away from their classes, there will be opportunities for students to explore outside of the Greenwich village area.

NYU in Brooklyn’s round-the-clock security coverage is also provided by NYU Public Safety. There are NYU Public Safety officers located at posts in the Rogers Hall main lobby and the Othmer Hall lobby. NYU Public Safety coordinates coverage and security activities with Summit Security, the firm that currently provides security coverage for NYU Tandon School of Engineering.

Students are advised to stay within close proximity of the main Washington Square and Downtown Brooklyn campus, which is patrolled and serviced by the NYU Public Safety officers. Students who choose to leave the campus area at any time should understand that the farther they are from the main campus area, the more difficult it is for University staff to assist them should they need help. Students and their families should discuss and decide upon appropriate boundaries and guidelines for travel off campus while attending this summer.

NYU Public Safety

Security on campus is provided by NYU Public Safety.  Public Safety handles emergency help and information 24 hours a day.  If a student has an emergency on campus, he/she can call Public Safety at 212-998-2222 or ask a guard!  Guards are posted in most NYU buildings, and any building with a green light above the door has a guard on duty 24 hours a day.

Around downtown Manhattan, students can also utilize Safe Havens should you have an emergency or need assistance.  Safe Havens (or Emergency Safety Locations) are local businesses that you can identify by a Safe Haven sign in the window.  A list of Safe Havens is available online.

In addition to guards, the emergency campus number, and Safe Havens, Public Safety also manages Lost and Found on campus.


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