Safety and Security
Bard College provides round-the-clock, year-round safety and security coverage. The Safety and Security Department consists of a director, an assistant director, and 15 officers. In addition, a professional dispatching staff coordinates all security communications. All safety and security officers are highly trained, registered New York State security personnel. Their main mission is to be a positive presence on campus and thus encourage the Bard community and its many visitors to follow the rules and guidelines established by the College.
Bard College is a close-knit community that offers space and atmosphere for study, recreation, and reflection to members and neighbors.
The Bard College Safety and Security Department has taken steps to make the campus as safe as possible. It is unlikely that you will be a victim of a crime, but it is a possiblility. No community is risk-free. Thefts, assaults, and other violations of the law sometimes occur. Most campus incidents can be avoided if students use common sense and recognize that they can become victims and then take basic precautions to reduce the risk of harm, such as walking with a friend during daytime and in groups at night; as well as keeping interior and exterior residence doors locked at all times.
The Department is available 24 hours a day to assist all members of the College community. It is service oriented, providing assistance and information to students daily, often successfully solving student problems without the need for intervention.
Are you concerned about a Bard student? Do you have information regarding campus policy violations, inclusive of vandalism and damages? If so, please contact a Peer Counselor (PC), Area Coordinator (AC), the Dean of Student Affairs Office, Counseling Services, the Office of Safety & Security or other appropriate campus resource.
You may also click here to submit an electronic report.
IF THIS IS AN EMERGENCY PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE OF SAFETY & SECURITY AT
845 758-7777. Electronic reports will take at least 1-2 business days to process. VIEW MORE >>