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340 Western Ave - Security

The Department of Safety and Security supports the mission of the College by providing professional services that ensure a safe campus environment which fosters the educational and learning process for all constituencies of the College community.

The Safety and Security Headquarters is located at 340 Western Avenue, on the corner of Western Avenue and Partridge Street. The headquarters is open 24 hours/7 days week.

Contact Information

  • 518.454.5187 – Non-Emergency Line
  • Emergency Blue Light boxes located around the campus
  • Press “Security” button on any campus phone
  • RAVE Guardian App

General Information

Access to the campus is restricted to card access only. With the exception of events which are open to the public, all campus buildings require a valid Saint Rose ID for admissions. If you need help with your Saint Rose ID card, please review the card office information here:

Golden Knights Card Center

This service is provided Monday through Friday in partnership with Saint Peter’s Hospital College of Nursing. For a shuttle schedule that is updated each semester, please go here and review the “Campus Shuttle Services” located at the bottom of the page.

Parking and transportation

The College has emergency blue lights throughout the campus and parking lots at fixed locations which provide direct contact to Security. Downloading RAVE Guardian provides an emergency blue light on your phone which you can take anywhere.

Rave Guardian APP

In the event that the College delays opening or closes due to an emergency or winter weather conditions, an announcement will be communicated by the media sources listed below, as well as on the College website,  Closing information will also be communicated via the Rave Alert System and will be posted on the emergency closing phone line at 518-458-5377.  (If you have not enrolled for, but wish to receive, RAVE alerts via a text message, you may enroll through the Personal Information section in Banner Self-Service.)

The following delayed opening and closing options may be implemented by the College.

  • Closing – In the event of a closing, the announcement will indicate whether both classes and College offices are closed. If College offices are closed, employees in essential departments (for example, Facilities, Security, Campus Dining) will report.
  • Closing Early – Classes are cancelled and offices may be closed beginning at the time specified in the announcement. Classes scheduled to begin after the time specified will not meet. The announcement will indicate whether both classes and College offices are closed. Employees in essential departments will report.
  • Delayed Opening – Classes are cancelled and offices may be closed until the time specified in the announcement. Classes scheduled to begin prior to the time specified will not meet. If office opening is delayed, employees in essential departments will report.
  • Remote Classes – Occurs when offices on campus will be closed for weather but classes and work will be conducted online.

The College attempts to make closing or delayed opening decisions as far in advance as possible, but delays in securing information or the timing of the arrival of a storm often makes meeting this goal a difficult challenge. For a full day closing or delayed opening, the College strives to ensure that the announcement is communicated no later than 6:30am.

In deciding whether or not to close or delay opening, the prime consideration is the safety of students/employees both in traveling to the College and in traveling around the campus. However, weather conditions in the Capital District can be quite variable. For example, while a cold rain may be falling on campus, areas to the north may be experiencing a significant ice storm. Students and employees should use their own judgment in determining whether or not their route to the College is safe to travel.

Snow and Ice Response Guide


Security officers provide walking escorts 24/7 to students and staff upon request. Students may also take advantage of “Safety Timers” on RAVE Guardian to have a virtual escort with a friend on campus whom also has RAVE Guardian.

Rave Guardian app

Physical and mental wellness plays a critical role in the success of students. The College of Saint Rose recognizes the importance of providing support, when needed, through our Counseling Services and Health Center.

  • If you would like to report an issue to Student Affairs for further follow-up, please download and complete the statement form and bring it to the Office of Student Affairs, Suite 210 in the Events and Athletics Center.

Statement form

Counseling Center

Health Services

ID cards are issued through the Golden Knights Card Center which is located in the Security office at 340 Western Ave. Your Golden Knights ID Card should be carried with you at all times as it is your official College ID and campus access card.

Golden Knights Card Center

The Department of Safety and Security oversees the parking and transportation services on the Saint Rose campus.


Parking and Transportation

In order to be notified of weather-related closing of the College and other emergencies, employees and students are advised to enter their contact information into the RAVE Alert System available under the “Personal Information” heading in Banner:

  • Go to
  • Click on Login to Secure Area and log in
  • Click on Personal Information
  • Click RAVE Alert. This brings up your user’s profile
  • To receive text messages, click “add” on Mobile Phones, and add number. Be sure to include a “1” and the area code. Click “Save”
  • To update for voice messages on land lines, click “add” on Voice Only Contacts and add number. Be sure to include a “1” and the area code. Click “Save”

The Security Advisory Committee includes administrators, faculty, staff and students who examine policy and procedures and make recommendations to maintain the safest environment possible.

The College requires that all accidents or unusual occurrences on-campus be reported to Campus Security, as the Campus Security office maintains Accident/Injury Reports and utilizes these records to develop strategies to reduce crime and unsafe conditions on-campus. Accident/Injury Reports are reviewed regularly by the Campus Safety Committee and Crime/Incident Reports are reviewed regularly by the Security Advisory Committee.

The College has an agreement with CDTA that allows College students and employees to ride free on any CDTA line, except for the Northway Express and STAR Paratransit service. Just show your College ID to the driver to swipe through the bus fare box. Contact the ID card office at 518.485.3945 if you have further questions.

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