Campus Safety

The Department of Campus Safety supports the overall educational mission of Wells College by providing a safe, friendly and welcoming environment for students, visitors, faculty and staff to live, learn, work and play.

Department of Campus Safety


NON-EMERGENCY: 315.364.3229

Located in the Bellinzoni Building, adjacent to Main Building, the Department of Campus Safety is staffed by a team of professionals whose primary function is to work with the Wells community to provide for the security and safety at both on-campus and off-campus locations. The Department strives to achieve a balance between enforcement, education, and community expectations in our daily interactions with students, staff, and visitors to Wells College.

Our Campus Safety Officers are N.Y.S. Licensed Security Guards and have additional training in emergency procedures, First Aid, CPR, AED, and a wide variety of law enforcement and crisis intervention skills. Campus Safety Officers conduct foot and vehicular patrols of campus properties and residence halls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Department Campus Safety works to develop a strong rapport with the community through partnerships with students, staff, faculty, and various campus organizations to balance enforcement with community service. The Department also provides community-oriented policing initiatives with the goal of enhancing communication and interaction within the Wells Community.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1990, known informally as the Clery Act, all colleges and universities that receive federal financial aid funding from the U.S. government are required to publish a report by October 1 of each year regarding the previous year’s crime and fire statistics; the report must also include details on each college’s efforts regarding overall safety and security measures, and its efforts in preventing sexual assault, domestic violence, violence against women, and other types of violence.

The current year’s report may be found at the link below. Paper copies are available at no charge upon email request from the College’s Office of Campus Safety.

Wells College Annual Security and Fire Safety Report


Anonymous Incident Report

This reporting form is a way to anonymously provide the Campus Security Office with information regarding suspicious or criminal activity that has occurred either on-campus or off-campus. All information is kept Confidential and Private by Wells College to the extent allowed by law. NOTE: If you need IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE call Campus Safety directly at 315-364-3229 or 911. This form generates a report that is normally reviewed during business hours and should not be used if you need an immediate response.

Bias Related Incident Report

In the event that you experience or witness an incident that may be rooted in bias, you may choose to report it by visiting our Bias Incident Response page and completing our online form. Anyone can use this form and it is recommended that you file as soon as possible after the incident. You may report an incident even if you are not sure that it was motivated by bias. If immediate attention is needed, please call Campus Security (315) 364-3229.

Sexual Misconduct Report

Visit our Sexual Assault Resources and Support page to complete an online report. This page should be used by members of the Wells College community who have experienced or have been witness to prohibited conduct as defined by the college’s sexual misconduct policy.

Blue Light Phones

Wells is equipped with a network of “blue light” phones around campus, which individuals may use in case of emergency or to report a potential crime.

Locations include:

  • AA Field House, south door
  • Barler Music Building, south side of building
  • Boathouse, outside building entrance
  • Leach Lot, upper lot
  • Macmillan Hall, rear of building
  • Morgan Hall, south door
  • Schwartz Center, front entrance
  • Woods lot, lower lot
  • Zabriskie Hall, south entrance, near greenhouse