We examine each alleged crime to determine if they should be additionally classified as hate or as bias crimes. Hate crimes are those crimes which are motivated by a bias against a particular individual or group based on perceived or actual personal characteristics such as ethnicity, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.

Please feel free to navigate this web-site for crime prevention and safety tips.

Tips for SAFETY:

  • Attend a New York State University Police Department personal safety workshop for incoming Freshmen.
  • Report any suspicious persons or activity to the New York State University Police by calling directly (914) 251-6900.
  • Report any suspicious persons or activity by using one of the many Emergency Blue Light Phones.
  • Keep your room and suite doors locked at all times.
    • Prevents unwanted visitors
    • Prevents theft of property
  • Do not place coins in door latches: this prevents the door from locking.
  • Walk in groups of two or more and walk / jog in well-lit areas.
  • Lock your vehicles: avoid leaving items such as cell phones and laptops in plain view and consider bringing such items with you or placing them in the trunk.
  • Don’t leave purses / wallets / backpacks and laptops unattended.
  • Secure bicycles to bicycle racks throughout campus using a bike chain / lock.
  • Utilize R.A.V.E. or a walking escort provided by fellow students or the New York State University Police.
  • Keep car keys ready while walking to your car at night.
  • Permanently mark your property.
    • Read about the Operation Identification Program, which permanently engraves your property.
  • Avoid touching or interfering with wildlife.
  • Avoid drinking and driving: have a designated driver or take a cab.