The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act
In accordance with the guidelines established by the State University of New York, and pursuant to federal law, identified as the "Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998," all currently enrolled students, campus employees, and all prospective students and prospective employees are entitled to request and receive a copy of the Purchase College Annual Campus Security Report. To learn more, visit The Jeanne Clery Story.
The report contains crime statistics about certain specified crimes/incidents that have been reported to the University Police Department and other college officials over the past three years and which have occurred either on-campus, in off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the college, or on public property adjacent to campus.
The report also contains policies and practices pertaining to campus security, crime reporting, alcohol and drugs, victims assistance programs, student discipline, campus resources, community safety alerts, crime prevention, access to campus facilities/properties, and personal safety tips. The report encourages the reporting of all crime occurrences. The report tells how and to whom to report crimes, especially sexual assault crimes.
Copies of this report may also be obtained in person from the University Police Department.
Missing Persons Policy
If a member of the Purchase College community has reason to believe that a student who resides in on-campus housing is missing, he or she should immediately notify UPD at (914) 251-6911. University Police will generate a missing person report and initiate an investigation.
In addition to registering a general emergency contact, students residing in on-campus housing have the option to identify a confidential individual to be contacted by Student Affairs in the event the student is determined to be missing for more than 24 hours. If a student has identified such an individual, Student Affairs will notify that individual no later than 24 hours after the student is determined to be missing. A student who wishes to identify a confidential contact can do so through the Student Affairs. A student’s confidential contact information will be accessible only by authorized campus officials and law enforcement in the course of the investigation.
After investigating a missing person report, should University Police determine that the student has been missing for 24 hours, Student Affairs will notify the student’s emergency contact no later than 24 hours after the student is determined to be missing. If the student is under the age of 18 and is not an emancipated individual, Student Affairs will notify the students parent or legal guardian immediately after UPD has determined that the student has been missing for 24 hours.
“Note that while the above notifications are required under federal law, nothing precludes contacting these or any other persons during the investigation if doing so may further the investigation, whether 24 hours has past or not; regardless if over the age of 18, emancipated, or confidential contact. Appropriate to the particulars of the report, other resources may be contacted to assist with an investigation, including other law enforcement agencies.”
Policy on OFF-Campus Crimes
When a University student is involved in an off-campus offense, UPD officers may assist with the investigation in cooperation with local, state, or federal law enforcement. This includes, but not limited to, the following law enforcement agencies:
- Harrison PD
- Rye Brook PD
- Port Chester PD
- White Plains PD
- Westchester County PD
- New York State PD
The University does not recognize or permit any off-campus student groups, such as fraternal groups or sporting groups, to have official off-campus property.
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Programs
Alcohol-Free Social and Recreational Activities: The Wellness Center has a calendar of wellness activities and programs that occur on an ongoing basis throughout the year. In addition to the Wellness Center, these programs are also held in the Wellness Residence Hall and in smoke-free residences and buildings. Such programs as yoga and meditation are offered daily. Each semester, two major alcohol-free events are held: a Mocktail-Dance Party and Spa Night. Additionally, a Wellness-Sober tent was added in 2011 to the Spring Weekend, which has become an annual tradition.
The following undergraduate programs offered through the Wellness Center directly or indirectly address the topic of alcohol and other drugs:
- First-Year Seminars
- “Natural High” Yoga and mindfulness Series
- Health and Wellness
- Wellness Internships
- Marijuana Prevention Class and Groups
- 12-Step Anonymous Recovery Meetings: On-Campus AA and OA meetings
- Wellness Fair
Should you have any questions, feel free to contact the University Police Department:
- University Police
- Purchase College, State University of New York
- 735 Anderson Hill Road
- Purchase, NY 10577-1400
- Emergency (914) 251-6911
- Non-emergency (914) 251-6900
- Fax (914) 251-6158
- Purchase College, State University of New York