All NYU buildings have either officers permanently posted or are patrolled by the University's Protection Services office. NYU Protection Services maintains its own dedicated communications system, and coordinates much of its emergency efforts with the City of New York.
As every emergency is different and may require its own set of circumstances, it is important to follow the instructions of Protection Services officers, emergency workers, as well as University officials during an emergency.
While emergencies are certainly difficult to predict, the most important thing is for you to remain calm. Your judgment will be your best asset in an urgent situation. Familiarizing yourself with these procedures will help you stay safe, and could save your life.
In addition to ConEd, some NYU buildings are powered by the University's own electrical plant. During a power outage, it is likely that some NYU buildings will still have power. In the event of a power outage:
Fires often start out small and spread very quickly. Do not assume that you can extinguish a fire on your own. In the event of a fire, or if you smell smoke:
If an evacuation is necessary, it is important to try and remain calm to ensure your safety.
If severe weather occurs while you are on campus, a coordinated effort between Protection Services and appropriate officials will occur. New York City's climate is most subject to thunderstorms, bilzzards, and hurricanes.
If you see somebody acting suspiciously:
If you receive mail, or see an object that you find suspicious:
New York University has many communication methods in place that may be employed depending on the nature of the emergency.
Multiple web servers are positioned in Manhattan, as well as secondary locations across the globe. For this reason, NYU's homepage is the most reliable mass communications method in an emergency.
All possible methods of communication include:
If you use another system for your email other than NYU, such as AOL or Hotmail, you are encouraged to provide email forwarding information to ITS so that you will receive any status reports sent via email.