Campus Safety and Security
The primary responsibility of the Safety and Security Department is to ensure the safety and security of the students, faculty, staff and visitors to The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Cooper Union provides a 24 hours a day, 365 days per year security presence on campus. The Cooper Union has been fortunate in maintaining an atmosphere where serious criminal activities have not occurred. Our goal remains to encourage the integrity, honesty and responsibility of each individual student to maintain an atmosphere of harmony and mutual respect.
Every incident of behavior that seems inconsistent with our philosophy and principles of safety and security should be reported to appropriate campus authorities. The security officers in the lobby of each building should be notified immediately of any emergencies and depending on the circumstances, it may also be appropriate to call the police at 911.
Students and staff should also file an incident report by contacting any security officer. Such reports help The Cooper Union respond to breaches in security. The Director of Safety and Security maintains a daily log of such incidents. This log is available for inspection in room 111, 41 Cooper Square. Prompt reporting will assure timely warning notices on-campus and timely disclosure of crime statistics.
The Campus Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 requires colleges and universities to make available statistics concerning the prevalence of certain types of crime on campus and in the neighborhood to all current students, employees and applicants for enrollment or employment. See the 2020-21 Annual Security Report.
The Health and Safety Committee
Hala Alkasm, assistant director of international advisement
Natalie Brooks, chief talent officer
Brian Cusack, director of campus enterprise applications
Ryan Gambino, director of residential education & housing
Grace Kendall, Title IX coordinator / director of student diversity and inclusion
Deirdre Kennedy, Facilities Office Manager-Facilities Management, Capital Planning and Security Services
Mary Ann Nissen, director of human resources
Robert Reinckens, chief technology officer
Ruben Savizky, professor / campus-wide faculty safety coordinator
Tom Tresselt, director of campus safety and security