Sarah Lawrence College is committed to creating and maintaining a safe campus environment for all members of our community.
Security and Public Safety
SLC's Department of Public Safety and Security is committed to the safety of the Sarah Lawrence community. Public safety officers are trained, certified, and registered in compliance with the New York State Security Act of 1992. They must obey and enforce the laws and regulations of the federal government, New York State, the City of Yonkers, and Sarah Lawrence College. The College also works closely with state and local police agencies/authorities where appropriate. Public Safety and Security utilizes various methods to advise students about security procedures and updates. Public safety alerts and advisories are sent in the form of e-mails to all students via their SLC accounts. In addition, at the beginning of each academic year, the director of public safety gives a security and safety orientation to all incoming first-year and transfer students.
Emergency Notification System
In case of school closings, delayed openings, or a crisis on campus, the College uses an external notification system that sends an e-mail, text message, and voicemail. Students are expected to sign up with this system and keep their information current. If a student changes to a different cell phone provider, the student will need to update the emergency notification database.
The Higher Education Act requires colleges to publish a yearly security and fire safety report. This report includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that have occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Sarah Lawrence College; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report includes institutional policies regarding campus security, such as policies about sexual assault, emergency procedures, missing students, and other matters. Fire statistics and a description of the fire safety system for each on-campus student housing facility can also be found in the report.
To access security reports and learn more about public safety at SLC, visit the Security and Public Safety site.
S.A.F.E. (Sexual Assault Free Environment)
Sarah Lawrence College is an intellectual community founded on mutual respect and is committed to providing a living, learning, and working environment that is free from sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and sexual assault. Such offenses can impair or limit the educational and occupational opportunities of any person at Sarah Lawrence and have no place in this community. The College has named Dean Allen Green as its Title IX Coordinator; his role is to oversee College compliance with Title IX regulations. In addition, the College makes clear its policies and procedures related to sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and sexual assault.
- Policy on Student Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, and Sexual Assault
- Student Conduct Process: Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, and Sexual Assault
- Employee Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, and Sexual Assault Policy
- Procedures for Filing and Addressing Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault Complaints against Faculty, Staff or Student Employees
- S.A.F.E. Campus
Resources for what to do in the event of a sexual assault
- Health and Wellness Center