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Violent Offenses

Policy Statement

Adelphi University is committed to providing a safe, inclusive, and respectful learning, living, and working environment for its students, faculty, and staff members.

Reason for Policy

This policy furthers the university’s commitment to creating a learning, living, and working environment free of bias, discrimination, harassment, and sexual and related misconduct, and to meeting applicable legal requirements.

Who Is Governed by this Policy

Faculty, Staff, Students, and Visitors


Our policy on violent felony offenses in accordance with NYS law.

Under New York State Education Law, section 355 the University has implemented a violent felony offense plan. Any violent felony occurring on the Garden City campus or any of the Adelphi centers will cause for immediate notification to the appropriate jurisdiction. The Garden City campus and the Manhattan Center have Memorandums of Understanding between the University and the Garden City and New York City Police Departments agreeing to the coordination, response and subsequent investigation of violent felonies. The Hudson Valley Center faculty, staff and students should report crimes to the Poughkeepsie Police Department while crimes reported from the Suffolk Centers community report to the Suffolk County Police Department local precinct.


In the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, violent crime is composed of four offenses: murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. Violent crimes are defined in the UCR Program as those offenses which involve force or threat of force. For the purposes of this policy domestic and dating violence and stalking will be considered violent offenses.


Public Safety Violent Offenses Policy


Incident Complaint Report

Related Information

Public Safety Prevention Reporting Brochures

Annual Security & Fire Safety Report

New York Consolidated Laws, Education Law – EDN § 355


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Document History

  • Last Reviewed Date: July 10, 2019
  • Last Revised Date: June 2016
  • Policy Origination Date: Not known

Who Approved This Policy

Gene Palma, Chief Administrative Officer

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