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About the Program

Safety at Hofstra is everybody's business. Hofstra students, faculty and staff are partners with the University in creating an atmosphere that is safe and conducive to learning. The Resident Safety Program is an integral part of campus safety. Resident Safety is a unique effort that strives to provide students with the safety they deserve on a college campus. By providing 24-hour coverage, seven days per week, the program serves to effectively regulate the flow of residents and guests who enter the residence halls, and ultimately safeguards the buildings.

If you have visited a residence hall, you have come in contact with a Resident Safety Representative (RSR). RSRs are Hofstra University students who are part of the Public Safety Team. The Department of Public Safety regularly employees over 300 students in the Resident Safety Program. They are stationed in the security booth at each residence hall. They are responsible for monitoring the entrance to the residence hall to ensure that unauthorized persons do not enter the residence hall.

Access to residence halls is limited to resident students and their guests. Students must carry Hofstra University ID (HofstraCard) at all times and must swipe their card in the card reader in order to enter their residence hall. Students who live on campus and are visiting another residence hall on campus must surrender their HofstraCard and be signed in by the RSR before they can enter the building. Anyone who does not live on campus, including commuter students, must surrender valid photo ID, sign in with the RSR and must be announced to his/her host.


In case of an emergency, call 516-463-6789