Posted on Thursday, November 10th, 2011 at 3:03 pm under Helpful Hints

Chelsey, Class of 2013

Many students worry about safety on college campuses, but that is something you definitely don’t have to worry about at Potsdam! Our college puts a lot of effort into protecting our students.

University Police:
We have University Police that make rounds constantly. Many residence halls have an officer on call nightly to make sure everything is running smoothly.  Something unique about our campus’ policing system? University Police are trained state-official officers!

Educated Staff and Student Population:
Our staff is sure to notify us when there’s something we should be looking out for. We get urgent messages to our school emails and brightly colored notifications are hung on many doors throughout the campus.

Campus Rescue Squad:
We have a group on campus that looks out for our medical safety! Campus Rescue Squad is constantly available for anything you may need – from a sprained ankle to a concussion! They are heavily trained, and many have even taken EMT courses!

Night Guide Team:
Potsdam has very recently instituted a Night Guide Team. This is a team of students that operate between the hours of 8pm and 2am. In groups of two (one female and one male) they are on call every night to deliver students to their destination safely. They walk into town as well.

Blue-Light System:
There are blue lights across campus. These are stations where you can contact campus police should you feel you need them for any reason. They are easy distinguishable by the glowing blue light on top!

Potsdam has an incredibly secure campus and we are constantly developing new ways to ensure safety! The best part? Students can easily become involved in protecting themselves and their peers by joining the volunteer systems like the Night Guide Team and Campus Rescue Squad!

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