Welcome Back to Campus

A reminder about new and enhanced resources available to the Columbia community.

January 21, 2020

To the Columbia Community:

Welcome back to campus. As we begin the spring semester, I am writing to remind you about safety resources and enhancements available to students, faculty, and staff. I encourage you to reach out to us at publicsafety@columbia.edu if you have questions about these or other Public Safety resources.





In addition to these University measures and resources, the New York Police Department and Parks Department have informed us about additional enhancements at Morningside Park, including creating a park enforcement substation at 123rd and Morningside Avenue with six Parks Enforcement Patrol officers assigned; installing all-LED lights in conjunction with the Department of Transportation over the next few months; and installing additional cameras along the main commuter routes through the park, with other safety measures under consideration.

If you have not already done so, sign up for the University’s emergency text and email notification system.

As is always the case, if you are in immediate danger on campus, call Public Safety, 24/7 (Morningside: 212-854-5555; Manhattanville: 212-853-3333; CUIMC: 212-305-7979.) Off campus, call New York City emergency services at 911.

The safety and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff remains our top priority.


James F. McShane
Vice President
Columbia University Department of Public Safety