Life At RIT
Student safety is a top concern of parents, and something that RIT takes seriously. While RIT is seen as a very safe campus, the campus community needs to remain aware of safety concerns and available resources. Below you will find RIT-specific resources, but you should also remind your student about general safety tips: do not walk alone at night; do not carry valuables; lock your door; and pay attention to your surroundings.
RIT Alert is used to immediately notify the campus community in significant emergency or dangerous situations involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students, faculty and staff occurring on or near campus. Students' cell phone numbers are automatically transferred into RIT Alert from the Student Information System (SIS).
Many parents and students are aware of the blue light phones located across college campuses. Tiger Safe is an app that allows students to bring that blue light alert with them wherever they are on campus. Along with this emergency button, students can use the Tiger Safe app to access Public Safety phone numbers, escort services, lock services, and more.
Tigers Care is a campus-wide effort to enhance, promote, and sustain a culture of caring and support at RIT. This program includes a resource list and tips for knowing the signs for when it is time to get help for yourself or a friend in need.
The Public Safety Department, which is staffed by 33 full-time, uniformed, registered New York State Public Safety officers, patrol campus seven days a week, 52 weeks a year and provide services dedicated to creating a safe community for the RIT campus. All Officers are trained in emergency medical procedures, CPR, automated external defibrillators, American Sign Language, and crisis intervention. Services include:
You can learn more about RIT Public Safety in the 2014 Public Safety Department Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
Student Behavior Consultation Team (SBCT)
The SBCT coordinates RIT resources to address inappropriate, disruptive, or harmful student behavior in order to recomment collaborative and purposeful (and non-punitive) interventions aimed at helping studentsachieve success. Any member of the RIT community (faculty, staff, or students) can report concerns about a student through a Tiger Concern Report.
RIT Ambulance is a student-run Emergency Medical Services (EMS) organization, which responds to the medical needs of the RIT community. RIT Ambulance is dispatched by the Monroe County 911 Emergency Communications Department.