Student Handbook

Campus Safety Policies

The Director of Campus Safety is responsible for maintaining a safe campus environment. Campus Safety works with Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution, Residential Life, and other offices and programs to present a comprehensive program of personal and fire safety seminars, notify the community of emergencies and investigate complaints, including complaints about criminal behavior. 

Campus Safety enforces College regulations including those regulating parking, the operations of motor vehicles and alcohol. A full description of parking, motor vehicle, and snow removal policies is available on the Campus Safety website at www.skidmore.edu/campus_safety.

To report an emergency or request assistance, call 518-580-5566. 911 calls will be answered by the Saratoga Springs police. Cell phone 911 calls will be answered by the New York State Police.

Skidmore College Emergency Medical Services (SCEMS), a student-run Basic Life Support First Response (BLSFR) organization, will be dispatched by Campus Safety to medical emergencies on campus while SCEMS is in service. SCEMS is in service during the fall and spring semesters from 4:30 pm to 8:30 am on weekdays and offers 24-hour service on Saturdays and Sundays. Saratoga Springs Fire Department, or another emergency medical service, will also be dispatched if transport to a hospital is necessary or if SCEMS is not in service. A full description of SCEMS’ operations can be found at www.skidmore.edu/sga/scems.

Skidmore College Safety and Security Report

Skidmore College’s Annual Safety and Security Report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by Skidmore; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, bias related crime, and other matters. The Advisory Committee on Campus Security will provide, upon request, all campus crime statistics as reported to the Campus Safety (518-580-5566). View the Skidmore College report at http://www.skidmore.edu/flip-books/campus-safety/.

Losses

The College does not accept responsibility for any thefts or losses in student rooms, trunk rooms, storage areas, or anywhere in College buildings or on campus at any time, either during an academic term or during recess. This applies to damage from water, steam, soot, smoke, fire, or any other destructive force. It is strongly advised that all students be certain that they are protected by family homeowner’s insurance.

Lost and Found is located at the Campus Safety office in the basement of Jonsson Tower. Any student losing property on campus should immediately report the loss to Campus Safety. Additionally, all found property should be turned in to Campus Safety. All such property will be retained until claimed or until the expiration of the legally required retention period.

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