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What security service(s) does Clarkson University's Capital Region Campus offer?

  • Clarkson University's Capital Region Campus employs Safety officers who patrol during evening and weekend hours.
  • Students are encouraged to review safety procedures and general tips (see below)

Safety Procedures and General Tips

Clarkson University's Capital Region Campus continuously aims to protect its students, faculty, and surrounding community. Seeing this, please take a few short moments to review the following list of general safety hints and tips. Safety education and knowledge goes a long way towards building awareness and furthering prevention.

Reducing exposure to risks

You can protect yourself by taking steps to decrease your exposure to risks.

  • Be aware of your surroundings and the people around you at all times.
  • Use assertive body language to communicate that you are aware and in control.

How to act during a confrontation

Trust your instincts. If something or someone makes you feel uneasy, get out or away from the situation. If you feel threatened, don't be afraid to make a "scene".

  • Public embarrassment is the least concern when you are in a dangerous situation.
  • If you are ultimately confronted, it is best to comply with instructions and not resist.

Leaving Clarkson University's Capital Region Campus or Union College after dark

If you are leaving College buildings after dark, try to leave with someone you know & trust, who can walk with you to your destination.

  • If this is not possible, travel with friends or use the college walking escort services.
  • Upon reaching a vehicle, don't fumble in your purse/pocket for car keys. Have them ready in your hand before you reach your car/home

Walking alone on Clarkson University's Capital Region Campus or Union College

If you must walk alone:

  • Do so with confidence.
  • Keep your head up, always being alert with shoulders back.
  • Make eye contact with anyone you may be suspicious of.
  • A passerby with honest intentions will not be irritated with you for acting cautiously.
  • Let others know that you are aware of their presence
  • Travel only in well-lighted areas.
  • Don't take shortcuts through vacant, wooded, or dark areas.
  • Avoid delays in secluded areas; waiting to meet with people, speaking on cell phones, or stopping for any reason can make you a target.
  • If you think someone is following, switch direction abruptly.
  • If you still feel uncomfortable, seek an area where there are other people, call or find an Emergency Phone and alert Security.

Safety for working or studying after hours

If you plan to work or study in a building after normal hours and are concerned about being alone, let Security know the following:

  • Where you are working or studying.
  • Where you will be throughout the time period.
  • When you anticipate leaving.
  • Any concerns or demands you may have.

Reporting an Event General Safety Tips

If you ever witness a crime or see any suspicious sounds, activities or behavior occurring, please report it to campus safety immediately:

  • For emergency situations, please call 911.
  • Non-emergencies, please call 518-631-9912.

Anonymous reporting of tips, concerns or observations can be done by using the “KnightWatch” link or for mobile device go to: