About the Resident Safety 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 200 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.