In the event of an emergency, including any serious injury, you should seek help immediately. Call 911 from any campus phone, other landline or mobile phone. When 911 answers, stay calm and be prepared to answer the operator’s questions, which may include:
- Where is the emergency located?
- What is the emergency? (fire, medical, hazardous material, etc.)
- How did it happen?
- When did it happen?
- Who are you? (your name)
Do not hang up until instructed to do so by the operator. You do not need to know all the answers to these questions, but try to gather as much information as you can. Give a telephone number or other safe location where the emergency responders can call or meet you, and wait for the responders at that location.
After the emergency has been responded to, an incident report and witness statement should be filed with SVA Security. Reports concerning an SVA student’s physical or mental health will be forwarded to the Office of Student Health and Counseling Services, and a staff member will follow up with the student(s) involved, if appropriate.
Notify SVA Security
After calling 911, contact the nearest security officer at one of the following locations.
|10th Street Residence||212.592.2768|
|132/136 West 21 Street||212.592.2754|
|133/141 West 21 Street||212.592.2581|
|209 East 23 Street||212.592.2001|
|214 East 21 Street||212.592.2320|
|380 Second Avenue||212.592.2602|
|335 West 16 Street||212.592.2741|
|George Washington Residence||212.592.2248|
|Gramercy Women’s Residence||212.592.2278|
|Security Command Center, 209 East 23 Street (24 hours a day)||212.592.2025|
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND NOTIFICATION
SVA has a standing committee comprising officials from various offices at the College that is dedicated to ensuring the health and safety of the SVA community and the continuity and/or recovery of critical operations in an emergency. The committee meets regularly to review, allocate and coordinate resources; seek guidance from the New York Police Department, New York City Office of Emergency Management and other local authorities; and put in place written response plans.