Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness

At Glasgow Caledonian New York College (GCNYC), the safety and security of our students, staff and faculty is our number one priority. All employees and students should familiarize themselves with GCNYC’s Emergency Action Plan and its requirements. Our staff receive training to ensure they are prepared to help in the unlikely event of an emergency or other incident. Click here to access this policy in the College Catalog. For all questions and concerns please contact: titleixcoordinator@gcu.ac.uk.

Annual Security Report

In compliance with the U.S. federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, GCNYC’s releases an Annual Security Report. This report provides crime statistics for the past three years and information regarding campus security and personal safety topics such as crime prevention, reporting policies, awareness programs, services for victims, disciplinary procedures and other information related to the safety and security of the GCNYC community. GCNYC’s 2021 Annual Security Report can be accessed from the Student Services section of this website.

Campus Alerts

In the event of a campus-wide emergency, GCNYC will notify students, faculty, and staff in a timely manner via text message, email, web posting, in-building announcements and/or public placards. Please find further information in the Campus Safety and Emergency Action Plan sections of the College Catalog.

Learn more about emergency preparedness in New York City.

General Procedures for Reporting and Investigating a Crime or Emergency

Community members, students, faculty, staff, and guests are encouraged to report all crimes and emergencies, in an accurate and prompt manner, directly to the NYPD by dialing 911. During normal business hours, we encourage people reporting a crime or emergency to the NYPD to also report the incident, as soon as practicable, to GCNYC’s Title IX Coordinator, a CSA or other College official, and complete an incident report (copies available from the Title IX Coordinator or any other CSA.) Crimes should be accurately and promptly reported to the appropriate police agency, when the victim of a crime elects to, or is unable to, make such a report.

Members of the community are helpful when they immediately report crimes or emergencies to the NYPD and/or to the College’s Title IX Coordinator, CSA or other College official, for purposes of including them in the annual statistical disclosure and assessing them for issuing Emergency and Timely Warning Notices, when deemed necessary. Title IX Coordinator: 646-768-5357 or titleixcoordinator@gcu.ac.uk.

To access the full policy, please refer to GCNYC’s Annual Security Report on the Student Services section of this website.

Prohibited Items

GCNYC complies with federal and state law in handling reports of violations, including drug laws. Our Smoke-Free Campus Policy can be found in the College Catalog in section 17.24 and our Alcohol and Drug Policies can be found in section 17.27. Weapons (defined as instruments designed to cause injury, intended to cause injury, or imply a threat to cause injury), including simulated weapons, are not allowed on the GCNYC campus except when those possessed by Law Enforcement officials as recognized by appropriate governmental agencies. Those in possession of a weapon or a simulated weapon will be dealt with as a threat to campus safety and duly reported to NYPD and/or appropriate law enforcement agencies.

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