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The University's text alert system has been expanded to allow anyone, including non-affiliates and community members, to sign up for emergency communications in cases where ongoing events pose an immediate threat or have a significant impact. 

We celebrate our Public Safety staff for their outstanding support and service 24/7/365.

Public Safety recently published its Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for 2020.

The University released its Report of the Inclusive Public Safety Working Group in response to President Bollinger’s July 2020 call to action on Columbia’s anti-racism commitment. The Report of the Inclusive Public Safety Working Group includes observations and initial recommendations from this working group of students, faculty and staff from across the University.

We celebrate our Public Safety Officers for their outstanding support and service 24/7/365.

We celebrate our Public Safety Officers for their outstanding support and service 24/7/365.

We celebrate our Public Safety Officers for their outstanding support and service 24/7/365.

Columbia University ranked as the fifth safest campus in New York State according to an analysis conducted by Yourlocalsecurity.com, a website operated by ADT Security Services and partner of SafeStreets.  

Reminders about new and enhanced resources available to the Columbia community during this time.

All the resources of Columbia University Public Safety are now available at your fingertips through Lion Safe, a user-friendly app available for your smartphone or tablet. 

Effective Monday, June 22, 2020, all faculty, staff, and students are required to complete a COVID-19 symptom self-check (screening) every day before they enter campus premises. This requirement also extends to all visitors prior to being permitted to enter a Columbia University building or facility.

Service Provider Health Screening Form.pdf

Columbia Transportation and Public Safety have partnered with Via to transition the Evening Shuttle service to an app-based rideshare system to provide a new and improved on-demand, safe, convenient and free transportation service for Columbia affiliates after hours. 

Our institution respects the dignity of every human life, and we condemn all acts of anti-Black violence. We acknowledge the deep pain that the events of the past few weeks have caused those in our Columbia community and our wider society. 

Due to COVID-19, only essential personnel are required to be physically present on campus. Earlier this week, all academic and administrative buildings on the Morningside campus with card-reader-only access were set to weekend access.