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Safety and Preparedness

Stony Brook University is situated on a 1,039 acre site on the north shore of Long Island in southeastern New York. We are approximately 60 miles east of New York City and the safety and welling of our community members is priority!  Seven day a week, twenty four hours a day, both professional and student teams work together to keep the Seawolf Community safe and informed.

Please visit the Campus Safety page to view all our safety and preparedness resources and information. 

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Emergency Management

Stony Brook University's  Emergency Management Office  maintains an Emergency Management Plan and has created an Emergency Operations Center and an Emergency Management Team. The team is trained to evaluate and respond to major emergency situations using the Incident Command System, ensuring effective management of the people, organizations, and resources on campus.


SB Alert  is an emergency notification system that alerts the campus community about major emergencies, immediate threats or other emergency situations such as inclement weather. The system can send a message to any device you select. We strongly recommend students sign up to receive alerts on the mobile phone or email. 

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SB Guardian  is frequently referred to as a "personal blue light phone" in your pocket. The system can provide a one-touch call to notify University Police. It also offers a precautionary timer that alerts police if a traveling user does not reach a campus destination by a given time. 

To Report an Emergency:

If you become aware of a possible emergency situation, please call    University Police at 333 from any campus phone, or dial (631) 632-3333 using a cell phone (for campus emergencies). 


Emergency Contact Information

Students should update their Emergency Contact Information in SOLAR before the start of the new semester . This information is essential so that we may contact  loved ones in the event of an emergency or hospitalization.  This tutorial shows how to update this information. 

International student studying on Stony Brook’s campus should include a contact person in the United States, if possible. This contact person could be a relative, family friend, host family, etc. 

In addition, we recommend students update the Whom to Contact If I’m Reported Missing in SOLAR under the Security and Personal Data tab. 


Residential Safety Program

The Residential Safety Program (RSP) is a professional and student managed organization that promotes safety on campus. RSP patrols the residential buildings and grounds to help ensure a safe community. It also offers a walk/escort service to any points on campus from 12:00PM - 3:00AM. Students can call 631-632-WALK (9255) to arrange a walk. 

Tips to Stay Safe on Campus 


RSP Students