At Nyack College we believe that a safe campus is your right -- and your responsibility. Campus security is a team effort that involves the cooperation of all concerned: students, faculty and staff. Our goal is to foster a stable environment in which security is balanced with freedom of movement on an open campus. Nyack College welcomes neighbors and visitors to enjoy the campus and to attend athletic and cultural events. The academic, athletic and administrative buildings are open to all students, faculty and staff. Access to residence halls is limited to students and guests as prescribed by student life policies.
Nyack College also works closely with local law enforcement, ensuring the college's policies are in compliance with federal, state, and county regulations. In summer 2011, administrators reviewed the comprehensive Emergency Operations Plan with key personnel. Demonstrating his support for Nyack’s commitment to campus safety, Village of South Nyack Police Chief Robert VanCura made himself available to speak to the campus employees for the orientation and gave his endorsement of the plan.
In addition to complying with governmental regulations, Nyack College also comes alongside local law enforcement, not only to assist in their training, but to familiarize emergency responders with the campus. In January of 2012, the Rockland County Special Weapons and Tactics team (SWAT) utilized Simpson Hall for a day of training. Members of Nyack’s men’s and women’s basketball teams, who remained on campus during the winter break, were among the role players who served as the endangered, wounded, or fatalities in several scripted scenarios (link to full article here). In addition, the Nyack Fire Department used Moseley Hall for training during summer 2012.
Nyack College will continue to enforce and improve the Emergency Plan as each new emergency situation arises. For questions or more information, please contact Auxiliary Services at 845.675.4500.