Syracuse University to Remain Open Today (Jan. 31, 2019)

After reviewing the most up-to-date National Weather Service data and following consultation with an independent meteorologist this morning, Syracuse University will remain open today (Thursday, Jan. 31). However, and as always, campus community members should be aware and take precautions when severe weather is in the area. For more information, visit

Nighttime Classes Canceled Today

Due to extreme cold temperatures forecasted for this evening through early tomorrow morning, with wind chills reaching as low as -30 degrees, Syracuse University has determined to cancel all nighttime classes as of 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30. Additionally, all University-sponsored events scheduled for this evening are canceled. The University otherwise remains open at this time. For more information, visit

Winter Weather Reminder

Syracuse University is currently monitoring and assessing weather conditions for Wednesday, Jan. 30, and Thursday, Jan. 31. This effort includes reviewing the most up-to-date National Weather Service data and forecasting, and consulting with an independent meteorologist. Visit the Department of Public Safety website for more information.

Office of Risk Management and Regulatory Compliance Publishes Annual Drug Free Schools and Campuses Act Report

Every year, we release an informational report on drug and alcohol policy and services. This report is required of all universities, in compliance with the Drug Free Schools and Campuses Act, to give campus community members information about substance use and abuse, and institutional policies and programs in place to provide intervention and support.

We hope you will take time to review this report because we believe that information, education and personal awareness are powerful tools to ensure your health and safety and that of others on campus.

The 2019 edition of the Syracuse University Drug Free Schools and Campuses Act Report is now available online.

To request a print copy of the Syracuse University Drug Free Schools and Campuses Act Report, please contact Risk Management and Regulatory Compliance at or 315.443.4011. Once you submit your request, your print copy will be delivered within 10 days.

Thank you for your cooperation as we strive to make Syracuse University a safe and healthy place for living, learning and working.

2018 Annual Security Report is Now Available

The 2018 edition of Your Safety and Security at Syracuse University is now online and can be found by visiting This report is required by The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (“Clery Act”) and is one of the many ways we communicate with our campus community about crime and fire safety data, crime prevention programs, student safety guidelines, and important information on our campus safety reporting procedures.

We urge you to familiarize yourself with this information. And we ask that you be a vigilant partner in our ongoing and collective efforts to maintain a safe environment where all our community members can thrive.

To request a print copy of the Your Safety and Security at Syracuse University report, please contact Nikki Cooter, regulatory compliance manager, at or by calling 315.443.5476. Once you submit your request, your print copy will be delivered within 10 days.

National Test of the Emergency Alert System on Wednesday, October 3

On Wednesday, October 3, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) on Wednesday, October 3. The WEA portion of the test commences at 2:18 p.m. EDT, and the EAS portion follows at 2:20 p.m. EDT. The test will assess the operational readiness of the infrastructure for distribution of a national message and determine whether improvements are needed.

Learn more at

Text SUSafe to 444-999 to Download Important University Contacts

The Divisions of Campus Safety and Emergency Services and Enrollment and the Student Experience are rolling out a new initiative to make storing relevant campus safety information on your cell phone easier. With a simple download, you will be able to import contact cards that contain information for the following campus resources:

  • Department of Public Safety
  • Safety Escorts
  • Syracuse University Ambulance
  • Counseling Center
  • Sexual and Relationship Violence Response Team
  • Title IX Office
  • Student Assistance

Once you download the contact cards, it will automatically save information, including phone numbers, e-mail addresses, websites, and other links, for the above listed resources, to the address book in your cell phone.

To download the contact cards, text “SUSafe” to 444-999 to get both contact cards added to your cell phone today; follow this link to start the download; or a text message will be sent to your cell phone tomorrow with a link to download the cards.

Once you send the text, follow the instructions below to download the contact cards:

  1. You will receive a text with a download link shorty after.
  2. Click the download link in your texting application. You will now be brought to a KeynectUp web page with a link to the contact card.
  3. Click “download card” or “open in contacts” on the KeynectUp web page. The contact card will now be brought to your contact book.
  4. Click “save” or “open in contacts” on the web page. That is it, you are done!

If you have any problems with downloading the card, you can reach out to KeynectUp directly via text or phone call at 603.531.3211 or by email at

Finally, during this introductory period only, our service provider, KeynectUp, will draw the phone number of one user, and our lucky winner will receive a $100 Visa gift card! You must complete the download in order to be entered for the drawing.

Operation Safeguard

Leaders from the Division of Campus Safety and Emergency Services and the Department of Public Safety provide training sessions at faculty and staff meetings around campus focusing on suspicious activity reports, classroom safety and security tips, emergency procedures, crisis notification processes, community response to active shooter situations, and other safety and security related information.

To have representatives come to your meeting, please send us an email.

Department of Public Safety Conducts 2018 Emergency Drill

On Tuesday, July 31, the Syracuse University Department of Public Safety (DPS), Fire and Life Services (FLSS), and Syracuse University Ambulance (SUA), teamed up with the Syracuse Fire Department for a fire drill at the Biological Research Laboratories (BRL) building.  To learn more, visit