Public Safety


Local Safety Bulletins

The Clery Act requires higher education institutions to give timely warnings of emergencies that represent an ongoing and immediate threat to the campus community. Hofstra University will provide an Emergency Alert through the Hofstra CANN system.

There are other times when University officials become aware of situations that should be shared with the campus community so that appropriate actions may be taken to prevent similar occurrences. In this case, a Local Safety Bulletin will be issued by Public Safety.

When a situation occurs on campus or close to campus and the University has credible information upon which to base a Local Safety Bulletin, the University will send an email notice to all individuals registered in CANN advising them of the situation. In addition, local safety bulletins will be posted on this website.  

The Department of Public Safety will also post recently issued Local Safety Bulletins on this website for reference by all community members.

 In an emergency call Public Safety at 516-463-6789. If off campus, dial 911 for assistance.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

The federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and other federal law requires colleges and universities to publish and distribute an annual security and fire safety report containing policies and procedures as well as campus crime statistics.

Hofstra University’s annual security and fire safety report contains information regarding security and personal safety, including topics such as crime prevention, fire safety, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures, and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus. The report also has information about crime statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Hofstra University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Department of Public Safety at 516-463-6606 or by downloading this page in Adobe Acrobat.

View the latest campus safety report [PDF]