Responding and Reporting to an Emergency
The campus maintains three 24-hour emergency call boxes, which can be used to contact and speak with Campus Safety and Security personnel immediately. A supervisor will respond at once to your location. These boxes are located in the Villa Lot (on the West side), the rear of the Science Building, and at the 261st entrance to Marillac Lot.
To facilitate a fast response, students should contact Campus Safety and Security immediately at (718) 405-3434 or (718) 548-2116 if police, fire department, EMS, or other emergency departments are needed on campus. The Campus Safety and Security staff will then assist in this process by making the call and directing the responding units to the appropriate campus location.
If you must call 911 directly, make sure to give the proper address as 6301 Riverdale Avenue, Bronx, NY 10471, College of Mount Saint Vincent. The cross street is West 263rd Street and Riverdale Avenue. Notify Campus Safety and Security as soon as you have made your call to 911.
In addition to reporting a crime, you should notify Campus Safety and Security even if you are merely suspicious that criminal activity has taken place, or if you have observed a suspicious act, person, or vehicle on campus or in the immediate area.
When contacting Campus Safety and Security, please try to provide a complete and accurate description of the relevant individuals or vehicles, and the specific location of the incident. If you leave your name and number, every attempt will be made to inform you of outcome. Calls of this nature will be given the highest possible priority.
Any problem that occurs when notifying Campus Safety and Security, or in response to a call, should be brought to the attention of the Director of Campus Safety and Security as soon as possible.
The federal “Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act” mandates that statistics on campus crime be compiled and made available to students and other interested parties. Prompt reporting of criminal activity allows for correct and up-to-date reporting to the entire community, and assists in instituting preventative measures.
The Office of Campus Safety and Security is not automatically informed of information reported to the city police, so a separate notification is important. While the Campus Safety and Security staff will gladly assist in reporting alleged incidents to the police, they cannot always do so without the student’s authorization.
If you are the victim of or witness to a criminal incident on campus or in the immediate area of the College, you are urged to report the crime immediately to the Campus Safety and Security staff or the municipal police agencies responsible for our area. This can be accomplished by calling one of the phone numbers listed below or by calling 911 directly.
Campus Safety and Security obtains, from the relevant police department, a complete and accurate account of the crime and provides that information to the administration as quickly as possible. Depending on the severity of the incident, the administration may hold meetings to clarify the report to the College community. When appropriate, meetings with the Director of Campus Safety and Security, administrators, staff, and students provide up-to-date information regarding the direction and scope of the police investigations.
Any criminal activity on campus can also be reported to the Campus Safety and Security booth (24 hours), the Director of Campus Safety and Security, the Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students, and Director of Housing and Residence Life.