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Call 911

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.

132/136 West 21st Street 646.336.6252
133/141 West 21st Street 212.675.7993
209 East 23rd Street 212.696.4632
214 East 21st Street 212.475.1659
380 Second Avenue 212.614.8026
335 West 16th Street 212.929.0296
Gramercy Women’s Residence 212.777.2843
Ludlow Residence 212.254.3730
23rd Street Residence 212.889.2797
24th Street Residence 212.592.2768
SVA Theatre 212.675.1314 
Security Command Center, 209 East 23 Street  (24 hours a day) 212.696.4632

School of Visual Arts | 209 East 23 Street, NY, NY 10010-3994 | Tel: 212.592.2000 | Fax: 212.725.3587