Links to Safety Related Information, Initiatives, and Organizations at Binghamton University
I. Clery Act Information
As per the requirements of the Clery Act, on an annual basis all faculty and staff are to be informed of the website containing information about crime statistics at the University. A copy of Binghamton University's Annual Security Report is available by accessing the following website: http://asr.binghamton.edu/ . This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Binghamton University; 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 sexual assault, and other matters.
II. Mandatory On-line training for employees
Right to Know,Sexual Harassment,Internal Controls and Workplace Violence Prevention at: http://www.wecomply.com/wc2/login.aspx.
III. Voluntary Safety Training for Students and Employees:
Safe Zone Training: The Binghamton University Safe Zone was established to provide a visible institutional support network for gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender and questioning individuals. Its mission is to create a safe, supportive and welcoming environment for all LGBTQ people. The Safe Zone initiative is consistent with Binghamton University's anti-discrimination policy and its commitment to building an inclusive community. Allies of the Safe Zone are committed to providing an environment in which every student and University employee can live and work in a community based on respect. Allies of the Safe Zone have undergone training and are supportive of LGBTQ individuals.
IV. Interpersonal Violence Resources
V. Employee-centered reports/policies include:
VI. Campus Safety Resources
VII. Emergency Alert System and Emergency Communications
Binghamton University has an emergency communications system at including use of an outdoor siren. The system utilizes the University's website, BU Alert Line, Dateline, B-line listservs, campus cable channel 42, voicemail and electronic message boards. For more information, visit http://www.binghamton.edu/emergency/.In an emergency, students, staff and faculty receive critical information through multiple official sources:1) RAVE Alert text/e-mail messagesA text message would be sent out to all students, faculty and staff with information regarding the emergency. If you are not signed up for the RAVE Alert Text Messaging service, follow this link to register: http://www2.binghamton.edu/registrar/students/rave.html 2) Binghamton University WebsiteThe University home page (www.binghamton.edu) is the official site of Binghamton University. This page will contain important information regarding critical incidents. 3) Outdoor Emergency SirenThis public address speaker/siren is designed to warn only individuals who are outdoors on the Vestal campus. It is not intended to be heard by people inside buildings on campus. The alert tone may or may not be followed by voice instructions. Regardless if you can comprehend the voice instructions, the default action anytime the siren is sounded is to: Take shelter in the nearest building and seek further information. 4) BU Alert Line at 607-777-7700Calling this number will provide a recorded message with updated information regarding all emergency incidents and weather-related information for the Binghamton University campus. 5) Campus TVStudents, staff and faculty can turn their on-campus televisions to channel 42 for more information. 6) Electronic LED message boards and TV screensThe University manages a series of electronic message boards and TV screens that are placed at various locations throughout the campus. Common locations for these types of signs include the entrances to campus as well as dining facilities. These boards may be quickly 'captured' and programmed to display emergency messages whenever necessary. 7) Campus Listservs (B-Line, Dateline)E-mail messages can be sent to all students, staff and faculty with up-to-date information on the emergency and all relevant safety information. 8) Campus voicemailAll University-owned, hard-wired phones are capable of receiving voicemail messages. During an emergency incident, a recorded message containing critical information can be distributed to all campus phones.
VIII. Other Safety Initiatives:
Advisory Board member, Lisa Havtur, serves as the Domestic Violence in the Workplace prevention liaison for the BU campus and works with UPD in that capacity. DV statistics are provided in a report every six months to SUNY. Lisa attended certificate training in Albany in 2009 and 2011. Advisory Board member, Lisa Havtur, coordinated the Risk Assessment site visits campus-wide in 2010 and 2011. Tied to this are two annual surveys, the Risk Assessment Survey, which is intended to solicit workplace safety concerns and input from department heads and the All-Employee Workplace Violence Survey, intended to solicit workplace safety concerns and input from ALL Employees.
IX. Binghamton University Committees/Groups/Departments that Address Safety Issues on Campus
Affirmative Action - http://www2.binghamton.edu/affirmative-action/
Alcohol and Other Drug Committee (AOD) - Smart Choices - http://www2.binghamton.edu/smart-choices/
Campus Life works to prevent drinking – see Alcohol and Other Drug Committee (AOD)
Domestic Violence in the Workplace – http://www2.binghamton.edu/human-resources/policies/domestic-violence.html
Environmental Health and Safety (fire, general, lab safety) - http://www.binghamton.edu/ehs/
Greek Life - http://www2.binghamton.edu/occ/greek-life/
Harpur's Ferry - http://www.harpursferry.org/
MultiCultural Resource Center - http://www2.binghamton.edu/multicultural-resource-center/
New York State University Police - http://www2.binghamton.edu/police/
OCC/Dave Husch works with the Binghamton Coalition - http://www2.binghamton.edu/occ/safety.html
Office of Student Conduct - http://www.binghamton.edu/student-conduct/
Ombudsman - http://www2.binghamton.edu/ombudsman/
Personal Safety Advisory Committee - http://www2.binghamton.edu/personal-safety/index.html
Residential Life - http://reslife.binghamton.edu/staff.html
Sexual Assault Programs – see Team20:1
Student of Concern Committee, Chair, Dean of Students email@example.com ,
Women's Studies - http://www.binghamton.edu/womens-studies/
Workplace Violence - http://www2.binghamton.edu/human-resources/policies/workplace-violence.html
CSEA Safety/Tool Crib Safety (CSEA reps and PF reps)
X. Student Association chartered student groups related to safety concerns:
Last Updated: 11/5/13