For each campus, as the utilization of a building diminishes
during the day or evening, Public Safety locks the building. These
buildings are patrolled throughout the night on a random basis to
ensure the safety and security of the campus. The same procedure is
repeated during the weekend hours. On the Staten Island campus,
Public Safety locks many of the classrooms after the last class of
Exterior door access to a locked building is granted only on a
limited basis of proven need. Public Safety is prepared to escort
anyone to and from a building during non-working hours. Anyone
entering or leaving a building during non-working hours is required
to notify the Department of Public Safety.
Students, faculty and staff are required to show a valid St.
John's ID in order to gain entrance to the computer facilities, the
University Center, Alumni Hall, the Libraries, Residence Halls and
St. Albert Hall (after 11 p.m.) on the Queens campus and the Gym,
the Campus Center and the Library on the Staten Island campus.
Public Safety personnel are stationed at the entrance points to
check all persons entering the above mentioned buildings.
If an individual, regardless of status, does not have valid
identification, he/she should report to the following office to
Department of Public Safety
- Queens - ext. 5561
- Staten Island - ext. 4487
- Manhattan - ext. 5155
Emergencies may necessitate changes or alterations to any posted
schedules. Areas that are revealed as problematic have security
surveys conducted on them. Administrators from the Department of
Public Safety, Student Life and Facilities review these results.
These surveys examine security issues such as landscaping, locks,
alarms, lighting, and communications. Additionally, during the
academic year, the Public Safety, Student Life and Residence
Life meet weekly to discuss issues of pressing concern.