To talk to an informed person during emergencies:
- Students living on campus will be kept informed by their Residence Hall staff during
- Students living off campus should go to the Williams Center for information during
- Faculty and staff will be kept informed about emergencies by their supervisors.
The people in our community can and do make a difference. You can be instrumental
in the fight against terrorism.
If you notice something suspicious, call University Police at (716) 673-3333.
To provide the most useful information to law enforcement, record and report:
- Who did you observe?
- What did you see? Be specific.
- Where did you see it?
- When did you see it?
- Why is it suspicious?
Your safety net on campus
The SUNY Fredonia University Police Department is a close partner with local, county,
and state law enforcement agencies, ensuring a safety net that stretches far outside
the perimeters of our campus.
Within this campus perimeter, safety and security is strengthened in a variety of ways:
- Emergency/Disaster Response Plan: SUNY Fredonia has a detailed Emergency/Disaster Response Plan, which is continuously
monitored and re-examined by a committee of essential college officials and department
heads. The plan coordinates a network of strategies and responses that have been tested
by past experience, as well as possibilities and scenarios based on events that have
occurred elsewhere, or could occur.
- International Education Center: Our International Education Center coordinates services and resources that would be essential during emergencies to
students from other countries who are studying at Fredonia. It provides the same services
to Fredonia students who are studying overseas.
- Professional Policing: Our fulltime University Police department is armed and trained in many specialized
areas including active shooter response and sexual assault investigations. Officers
patrol the campus and monitor closed circuit television cameras 24 hours a day, seven
days a week.
- Upgraded fire alarms: Electronic fire alarms in our residence halls allow the local fire department and
university police to pinpoint the exact location of a fire inside a building.
- A well-lit campus: High intensity sodium vapor lights are mounted on buildings, in parking lot areas,
in areas with heavy landscaping and trees, and along pathways frequently traveled
- Outdoor emergency telephones: This map shows where the blue light emergency telephones are strategically located throughout
the campus, which are connected directly to the university police. We also provide
indoor emergency telephones in several locations for use when offices are closed.
- Residence halls locked 24 hours: All residence halls are locked 24 hours a day. Residents get in by using their card
access "key." Visitors can only gain entry by calling in using the courtesy telephones
at the main entrances of the halls. All outside doors are alarmed and will sound if
someone exits at an inappropriate location.
- Security cameras: Video cameras are posted at the entrance of every residence hall, and are monitored
by University Police. They are also posted in selected academic buildings and parking
lots around the campus, connected to a bank of monitors within the University Police
department, which are viewed 24 hours a day.
- Extra night security in residence halls: Students staff the residence hall main desks nightly from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m., checking
the ID's of visiting students, registering guests and visitors, and making sure visitors
have a host or hostess accompanying them. They report anything unusual to University
- Trained staff: A Residence Hall Director is a professional who lives in the hall with the students,
is trained to handle many crises, including emergencies and security hazards. On almost
every floor of a residence hall, a Resident Assistant enforces safety and security
policies and keeps an eye on the health and safety of the residents, as well as visitor
- Knowing what chemicals are on campus: The Department of Environmental Health & Safety is staffed with professionals whose goal is to protect the campus and community from
dangers posed by the natural presence of hazardous or combustive materials. Their
procedures involve regular inspections, providing extensive education and training
to campus citizens, labeling, keeping records, and working with federal, state, and
local environmental and safety authorities.
Your safety net in the community
- Chautauqua County Counter-Terrorism Task Force: SUNY Fredonia is a member of the Chautauqua County Counter-Terrorism Task Force and
was the site of the first terrorism defense drill this summer, a comprehensive, practical
test that involved every hospital, fire department, emergency response crew, and law
enforcement agency in the county. This enactment improved our preparedness in responding
to any terrorist incident. Afederal grant has helped equip Chautauqua County to respond
to an attack.
- The Chautauqua County Hazardous Response Team: This dedicated group protects 145,000 people living in an area of 1,069 square miles,
which includes SUNY Fredonia and the village. It operates out of four stations, one
in Village of Fredonia, that can respond immediately to any request of University
Police. Its services include: fire management, Emergency Medical Services, Hazardous
Materials management, Search and Rescue, and Extrication.
- Chautauqua County Sheriff's Department
- Chautauqua County Emergency Services Department: Chautauqua County Executive Mark W. Thomas appointed Fredonia resident, Julius J.
Leone Jr., to head this department after the September 11th attacks. "The United States
experienced one of the most catastrophic attacks on its safety and security this past
September," said County Executive Mark Thomas. "Julius Leone has the experience to
continue the counter-terrorism efforts we have begun in Chautauqua County and further
our safety efforts."