Campus Safety and Security

Office of Campus Safety and Security

SUNY Orange’s Office of Campus Safety and Security is responsible for emergency response, hazard control, crime prevention and parking and traffic management. In addition, Campus Safety and Security offers lockout assistance, lost and found service, and is available to address any other safety and security concerns of students, faculty, staff and campus visitors. The office is located in the Orange Hall, first floor, and is staffed by campus employees

The Middletown Office of Campus Safety and Security is open Monday though Friday from 7:00 AM to 12:00 AM for office hours. After hours, Officers can be contacted by leaving a message on the office cell phone 845-239-9497.  Message notification is forwarded to them and the caller is contacted. In an emergency, use the emergency phone numbers listed below. The Newburgh Office of Campus Safety and Security is open Monday through Thursday from 7:00 AM until 11:00 PM and on Fridays from 7:00 AM until 6:00 PM.  Weekend hours vary.

Contact Information

Safety and Security Main Office 4710
Director of Security 4932
Assistant Director of Security 4934
Newburgh Safety and Security Main Office 4556

Emergency Calls

From a Pay Phone - (No coin required) Dial 911
From any Middletown campus office phone –  9-911
From any Newburgh campus office phone 6-911
From a Red Phone (Middletown) 77
From a Red Phone (Newburgh) 33
Call Boxes

(Located in rear of P.E.; rear of Harriman Hall; South St. entrance of Bio-Tech; Hudson Hall inner campus; Shepard Student Center Bennett St. entrance; Horton Hall inner campus;, Alumni Green tower near Harriman)

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Additional Safety and Security Services

In addition to providing a safe and secure environment at SUNY Orange, the Office of Campus Safety and Security also provides the following support services:

  • Assists campus motorists by providing battery jumper cables and guidance with other problems.
  • Assists faculty and staff with after-hour access to campus facilities.
  • Assists in making emergency notifications.
  • Provides guidance and written material on personal safety and property protection.

Security and Access to Campus Facilities

Throughout the year, the campus is open for regularly scheduled classes and activities daily Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.  The specific days and hours that classroom and support facilities are open to students for registration, counseling, classes, final examinations, and special events (meetings, seminars, workshops, or other activities) are advertised in various college publications.  If this general schedule of access to the campus is adjusted temporarily during the year for holidays, inclement weather, power outages, etc., the new temporary schedule will be made known through radio announcements, campus switchboard operator/voice mail information, campus distribution bulletins, and/or notices posted at entrances to facilities.

During those hours when the campus or a specific building is not scheduled to be open, only maintenance/custodial staff and faculty and other staff with urgent work are allowed access to the campus or to that facility.  Although students are expected to leave all college buildings at 10 p.m., an exception to this procedure exists if the students are with a SUNY Orange teacher/advisor/coach and engaged in a college activity.  No student will be allowed to remain in any facility for any reason beyond 11:00 p.m.

College employees with keys should contact the Office of Campus Safety and Security at ext. 4710 before entering or departing from a campus building beyond scheduled open hours for their own safety.  Employees without keys should have picture ID, i.e., SUNY Orange photo ID or NYS driver’s license, ready for the security officer for proper identification and access to facilities.

Elevator Access

  • Individuals needing access to elevators because of temporary or permanent impairments may request access through the Student Support Services Office ext. 4642.
  • Emergency access to a malfunctioning elevator is provided by Campus Security and/or maintenance through the use of special keys/tools that are also available to rescue personnel.

Campus Parking Regulations

Note: See SUNY Orange Parking Regulations and Procedures flyer for full details.

All employees must register their vehicle(s) at the Student Information Desk in the Shepard Student Center and obtain appropriate parking permit hangtags. Hangtags must be clearly displayed on the rear view mirror. Everyone, including visitors and guest speakers, must obtain a parking pass.  Guest passes are available through security ext. 4710.

Faculty and staff must park only in the lot designated for them with the following exceptions:

Disabled employees, students, and visitors may park in those spaces reserved for people with disabilities in any campus parking lot.  Their vehicles must display the SUNY Orange “handicapped” parking decal and H/C pass which are obtained through the Department of Motor Vehicles or local police departments.

There is no parking permitted in the following areas unless authorized by the President of the College:

  1. Space reserved for “handicapped” parking.
  2. Fire zones in parking lots (marked spaces along perimeter and driving lanes within lots).
  3. Roadways, sidewalks, grass, or any other area other than spaces marked for parking.
  4. Blocking roadways, entrances, loading docks, curb cuts, wheelchair ramps.
  5. Areas where “No Parking” signs are posted.
  6. Areas that are restricted for reasons of safety or reservations.
  7. Space that would impede normal and emergency traffic in campus parking lots (parking outside lined spaces).

No overnight parking is allowed on campus.  If a car is to be left overnight, the owner/operator must notify the Campus Security Office. The speed limit on campus roadways is 5 MPH.  These limits are strictly enforced.

Any violation of campus traffic/parking rules will result in a ticket and related fine at the expense of the vehicle operator/owner.  For further information on SUNY Orange traffic and parking rules and procedures, including the process to appeal a ticket, please contact the Office of Campus Safety and Security at 341-4710.

Crime Statistics

In compliance with the Campus Safety and Security Act of 1998 (Clery Amendment) and New York Sate Education law Article 129-A, SUNY Orange maintains crime statistics related to crimes reported to campus security and local law enforcement agencies.

These statistics can be obtained by visiting the U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education website at:  (Clicking on this link will take you out of the SUNY Orange Web site. The college cannot be responsible for the content on these pages, although it has been reviewed and is recommended by the members of the Department of Safety and Security.)

This site offers the statistics for colleges across the nation. You may search the web site for SUNY Orange by name or by using our OPE ID. The OPE ID is an identification number used by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) to identify schools. SUNY Orange's ID is 00287600. For more information or a hard copy of the report, contact the Director of Campus Safety and Security at 341-4710/4932.

Crime Prevention

In order to successfully prevent crime, Campus Safety and Security needs the support, cooperation, and individual involvement of all members of the campus community.  Taking several simple, common sense precautions should ensure your personal safety and the security of your property:

  1. Walk with someone whenever possible.
  2. At night, walk in well lit areas.
  3. Have keys between fingers before leaving buildings and while walking to car.
  4. Park your vehicle in your assigned or designated lot and then lock your vehicle.
  5. Park your car in a well lit area.
  6. Valuable items carried from your vehicle should be labeled or marked for easy identification.
  7. Do not leave purses, wallets, jewelry, or books out of your sight.
  8. Contact campus security officer for an escort to or from various locations on campus at night.
  9. Lock all desks, lockers, file cabinets, and offices.
  10. Make sure your keys are in your possession at all times and are not loaned to anyone.
  11. Immediately report any criminal or suspicious activity to the Office of Campus Safety and Security at ext. 4710.  Reporting an incident or condition without delay helps the security officer resolve the matter quickly and efficiently, and better protect campus personnel and property.