The New School's Department of Campus Safety seeks to ensure that the rights of every member of the campus community are respected and that there exists a safe and secure atmosphere in all campus buildings.
New York City is one of the safest large cities in the nation. These Student Safety Tips are provided by the NYPD and the Metropolitan Transit Authority Police.
Communication During an Emergency
When a situation arises that disrupts normal university operations or has the potential to place the New School community at risk, the university will communicate with students, faculty, and staff using New School Alerts, a notification system designed
to provide quick and reliable mass communication. The New School Alerts system allows the university to broadcast important messages via cell phones, landlines, and email using contact information provided by students, faculty, and staff.
In addition, information about conditions that cause or may cause a disruption or change in university routine (e.g., weather delays, transit interruptions, or facilities problems) and any resulting directives to students and members of the New School
community will be available on the automated 24-hour campus alert phone number (212.229.7008) and, when appropriate, on my.newschool.edu and The New School website homepage. These systems can be updated remotely at any time of day. If phone and Internet
service are disrupted, information will be disseminated to all members of the university community (in dorms, classrooms, and administrative buildings) in-person through an organized chain of public announcements. Students, faculty, and staff will
be directed to assemble in central locations to receive updates.
Know Where To Go
- Campus Security Office, 68 Fifth Avenue, mezzanine level
- Student Health Services, 80 Fifth Avenue, 3rd floor
- List Courtyard (general assembly point), 66 West 12th Street
- Beth Israel Hospital ER, East 16th Street between First and Second Avenues
- View Campus Map
New School Emergency Management
The priorities of The New School's Emergency Management plan are to:
- Protect and save the lives of all members of the university community
- Protect and preserve university property
- Maintain or quickly restore university operations, activities, and services
- Provide assistance to the local community
Depending upon the nature of the situation, immediate and follow-up response will be provided by the Emergency Response Team and/or the Student Services Crisis Response Team.