Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

Office of Campus Safety

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To enhance the safety of college campuses by providing guidance to students and college officials on reporting, investigating and addressing sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and/or stalking in order to enhance campus security and the well-being of the campus population.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Office of Campus Safety is responsible to work with New York State colleges and universities to determine best practices in relation to responding to, investigating and adjudicating student reports of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking. The Office of Campus Safety will work with community-based advocacy organizations to enhance the collaboration between them and the colleges in their areas related to student access, student referral and student outreach. The Office of Campus Safety will also make recommendations regarding policies and legislation to allow for continuous improvement of campus responses to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.


Ellen C. Schell
General Counsel / (518) 457-5757