Safety & 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 reoccurrence 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 the Reporting Sexual Misconduct section of the Student Conduct Policy.
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.