Student Life & Resources

Campus Safety

The Albertus Magnus College Department of Public Safety continually works to ensure that the Campus remains unexposed to threat of loss or injury. It is the mission of the Department of Public Safety to provide campus security services which foster a safe and welcoming learning environment conducive to the mission of Albertus Magnus College, thereby improving the quality of campus life for students, faculty, and staff utilizing the most professional, effective campus safety services. It is important, however, that all members of the Albertus community – students, faculty and staff – contribute to making Albertus Magnus College campus comfortable and secure.

The Albertus Magnus Department of Public Safety provides the following services:

  • Security within all Albertus Magnus buildings and Albertus Magnus grounds surveillance 24 hours a day, seven days a week by car and foot patrol.
  • Response to all requests for assistance including the Walking Companion service-a security officer accompanying individuals moving about the Campus grounds 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

Albertus Emergency Alert System

Albertus Magnus Emergency Alert System is a free mass notification system. It enables Albertus students, faculty and staff to receive alerts and updates through a combination of e-mail, text messaging and phone calls in an emergency situation.  This will help to keep participants informed of what is happening and any action that they might need to take.  The system is tested each semester to ensure it is in proper working order. The College strongly encourages all students, faculty and staff to sign up for the free Albertus Magnus Emergency Alert System as it MAY be used for:

  • Major disaster
  • Safety alerts in situations where there is an immediate potential for personal injury
  • Health concerns  
  • Class cancellation due to weather/snow days

Personal Alarm Locator

Easily carried on a keychain or lanyard, the personal alarm locator (PAL) allows students in duress to request help at the touch of a button. Within seconds, a small transmitter inside the PAL sends information on the PAL's holder and location to the Security Office prompting and immediate response from Security Guards.

Card Key Access

Residence Hall front doors have card key access.  Each resident is assigned a key fob that opens the front door to only their residence hall.  Should a resident lose their keys, the key fob can be turned off in seconds.  This allows for maximum access control over these doors.  In an emergency, doors on this system may be locked or unlocked with a few clicks of the mouse.

Fire Safety

Every residence hall has a sprinkler system and a fire alarm detection system.   Evacuation routes are posted in each resident room and common areas.   Fire drills are conducted in the residence halls at least once a semester.

Vehicles on Campus

All students on campus who intend to operate a motor vehicle on campus must register the vehicle. The registration decal must be affixed in the lower right hand corner of the rear window of the vehicle. The transfer, exchange, misuse, or reproduction of the decal is unauthorized.  Individuals parking a car on College property does so at his or her own risk.

Partnership with City of New Haven Police Department

The College has a strong partnership with the City of New Haven Police Department (NHPD).   During the evening hours, seven days a week while classes are in session, the College has a NHPD Officer on campus to work alongside of Security.  The Police Office has the authority to issue City of New Haven tickets and has full arrest powers.

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) is a federal law that requires all colleges and universities to annually disclose information about crime on and around their campuses.  This report is prepared to meet the requirements of this act.  Statistics included in the report are for the three most recent reporting periods.  A hard copy of the crime report is also available upon request.

Contact Information
James Schafrick
Director of Public Safety
203.773.8507