Campus Safety

Elmira College is located near the heart of the City of Elmira nestled in the beautiful hills of the New York Finger Lakes region. Making safe decisions is important no matter where you live and study. In order to provide a safe campus and enable the college community to enjoy the college’s resources and support its achievements, the College provides professional, trained officers along with campus escorts as needed.

The Office of Campus Safety which is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week and 365 days per year, has a team consisting of a Director, Assistant Director, four full-time and one part time officers including an EMT; all are licensed through the State of New York. The Office of Campus Safety maintains a close relationship with local authorities who stand ready to keep the campus safe as well.

In addition, the Office of Campus Safety oversees building access and key controls as well as other safety programs such as “No Eagle Left Behind”, “Enough is Enough,”- “No Means No,”- and Anti-Cyber Bullying. The Office of Campus Safety maintains all federally required records to generate the Annual Security Report as well as conducting required fire safety drills. The Office of Campus Safety is an active member of the New York State Finger Lakes Higher Education Emergency Management Consortium which meets quarterly and shares pertinent information which could impact campuses regionally and is a resource for campus related safety drills.

The Office of Campus Safety can be reached at X1777 for campus residents or employees; 607-735-1777 for those off campus, or electronically at security@elmira.edu.

Elmira College Campus Safety
(607) 735-1777

Annual Security Report

Timely Warning Policy

Clery Missing Person Policy

Campus Access Policy

Campus Evacuation


Text Message Alerts

One of the many ways that Elmira College communicates with students in the event of an emergency is a text message alert system. This secure messaging system is available to members of the college community and is only used in the case of an emergency. Since the system relies on text messaging, it will function effectively even if cell traffic increases during an emergency.

Campus community members may “opt into” the system, which sends messages to cell phones, PDAs, e-mail addresses or pagers. No one will receive unsolicited text messages from EC. The system will not deliver advertising content. There is no cost to participate, though your service provided may charge normal texting fees.

The log-in information for registration is your Elmira.edu email address and your secure password. After log-in, you will be able to enter your cell phone number and carrier to Opt-In.


Sign Up for Text Message Alerts