Safety and Security
The Safety and Security Department, located in Haffey Hall, is responsible for campus safety and operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Security officers are responsible for enforcing federal, state, and local laws, as well as College policies and regulations. Although security officers do not make arrests, the department works closely with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office in investigating and reporting criminal activity on our campus. The department will make timely reports to the campus community of incidents that represent a threat to students and employees. The Advisory Committee on Campus Safety will provide upon request all campus crime statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education.
The department can be contacted at (585) 385-8025 or for an emergency at (585) 385-8111.
Note: All calls to the College switchboard and the Safety and Security Department are recorded.
The Safety and Security Department issues identification cards to all faculty, staff, and students. All members must produce ID upon request from a College official.
Parking and operating a motor vehicle on the St. John Fisher College Campus is a privilege. All vehicles on the Fisher campus including Park & Ride (Lot S) must be registered with the Safety and Security Department and display a valid parking permit or pass on the vehicle.
Learn more about Parking Regulations and Fines.
Lost and Found
Lost and found articles, including books and clothing, may be taken to and claimed at the Safety and Security Department.
Security of and Access to Campus Buildings
Safety and security officers conduct regular foot, bicycle, and car patrols of all campus buildings, grounds, and parking areas. Access to the residence halls is controlled either by locked entrance doors or the card access system. Residence halls are patrolled and monitored 24 hours a day by security officers or resident assistants. All other campus facilities are locked and unlocked daily according to established schedules. No pets—except service animals—are allowed in any campus building, stadiums or areas of assembly..
Campus Escort Services
The Safety and Security Department offers a campus escort service available for on-campus use by all students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The service operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Reporting Criminal Activity
Students, faculty, staff, and visitors are urged to report all campus criminal activity and emergencies immediately to the Safety and Security Department, who will in turn contact the local law enforcement and the appropriate emergency services.
Campus Sexual Misconduct Policy
St. John Fisher College fully supports and enforces all College policies as well as federal, state and local laws governing rape and sexual assault.
Sexual misconduct in any setting is prohibited at St. John Fisher College. For the purposes of this policy, sexual misconduct includes sex discrimination, intimate partner violence, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and sexual exploitation.
Please Note: St. John Fisher College recognizes that sexual misconduct effects individuals of all genders, gender identities, gender expressions, and sexual orientations and does not discriminate by racial, social, or economic background.
Alleged violations of College policy will be subject to the Student Conduct Process for situations involving students or the process and procedures applicable to College employees for situations involving College employees. All St. John Fisher College students, faculty, staff, visitors, and guests are expected to comply with federal, state, or local laws.
The College recognizes its responsibility to develop and implement educational programs to help its students and employees to recognize and address sexual misconduct and/or remedy the effects of sexual misconduct and is committed to the prevention and/or re-occurrence of sexual misconduct in the College community.
Confidential Support After a Sexual Assault
For more information regarding support after a sexual assault, visit the Health and Wellness Center’s Sexual Assault page.
Reporting Sexual Misconduct
For more information, please visit refer to Reporting Options for Sexual Misconduct.
Crime prevention is the responsibility of all members of the Fisher community. In order to develop crime prevention awareness within the College community, the Safety and Security Department, the Office of Residential Life, and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office provide crime prevention information and training by means of residence hall floor meetings, department briefings, campus newspaper articles, safety brochures, flyers, and electronic mail..
Discrimination, Discriminatory Harassment, and Hate Crimes
Physical, psychological, or verbal harassment or discrimination and Hate Crimes are prohibited at St. John Fisher College.
Alleged violations of College policy will be subject to the Student Conduct Process for situations involving students or the process and procedures applicable to College employees for situations involving College employees. All St. John Fisher College students, faculty, staff, visitors and guests are expected to comply with federal, state, or local laws as well as College policies.
Emergency Notification System
The College has partnered with Rave Mobile Safety to provide an emergency notification system to alert students, faculty, and staff of emergency conditions on campus by delivering messages to their Fisher or personal email addresses, as well as their landline and cell phones.
Members of the campus community are automatically enrolled in the program with contact information from Fish ‘R’ Net and Banner. To manage your account and confirm your emergency contact information, just log in to Rave Alert using your Fisher network credentials (email user ID and password). Note that your cellular phone provider may charge a per-text-message fee for the delivery of emergency notifications to your phone.
If you need assistance managing your Rave Alert account, please review the Emergency Notification System Help Topic or contact the OIT Service Desk for additional information.
If the campus needs to be evacuated, the Rave Alert system, as well as responding safety and security officers and other responsible campus officials, will provide instructions.
St. John Fisher College will, without unnecessary delay, and taking into account the safety of the community, determine the content of the notification and initiate the notification system, unless the notification will, in the professional judgment of responsible authorities, compromise efforts to assist victims or to contain, respond to, or otherwise mitigate the emergency.
When an emergency is reported, safety and security personnel will respond immediately and determine the nature and scope of the incident. The on-duty supervisor will notify the director of safety and security or, in his/her absence, the assistant director who will determine the need for an emergency notification. The following people are authorized to determine the content of and initiate an emergency notification: director of marketing and communications; director of safety and security; or the director of network services.
This system will be tested periodically and at least once a year.