Policies, Regulations and Reports

The safety of students, staff and visitors on campus is the primary concern of the Public Safety department.

Campus Security Report (PDF)
Please read this report to learn how to foster a safe campus environment for yourself and others.

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The college community supports victims of sexual assault, stalking, dating violence and domestic violence by strictly enforcing its code of conduct against offenders and by providing support services to victims.

Service Animal Policy
Hudson Valley Community College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities.

Tobacco-Free Overview and Policy
Tobacco use is prohibited on all Hudson Valley Community College grounds, college-owned or leased properties, and in campus-owned leased, or rented vehicles. This includes any buildings or grounds that are located off campus.

Visitor Policy
All visitors to Hudson Valley Community College are required to request temporary visitors' identification cards and temporary parking permits at the Public Safety Department. Visitors having legitimate business on Hudson Valley's campus must present personal identification and car registration when applying for visitors' credentials. Visitors' cars must be parked in the designated area. Violations of campus regulations by any organization authorized to be on campus may result in immediate ejection from the campus and the organization may be subject to any sanctions provided under applicable law.

Credit Card Advertising
Hudson Valley prohibits the advertising, marketing or merchandising of credit cards on campus.

Self-propelled Vehicles on Campus
Skateboarding, roller skating, rollerblading and the use of foot-operated recreational scooters is prohibited on campus grounds. Bicycles are permitted on campus. Bicycling is allowed on college roadways and parking areas. Bicycles are to be walked on college walkways and sidewalks. The college reserves the right to determine the use of other devices or self-propelled vehicles on campus grounds.

Additional Policies and Information
The following information can be found in the [Loading College Academic, Student and Community Services link…] section of the College Catalog:

  • Campus Facility Access and Security Policies
  • Counseling
  • Enforcement Authority of Security Officers
  • Escort Service
  • Keeping Safe
  • Missing Students
  • Policies Regarding Alcohol, Drugs, and Drug/Alcohol Education Programs
  • Parking
  • Reporting Incidents

Important Reminders

In addition to the specific policies and regulations listed above, please keep in mind the following:

  • All faculty, staff and students are required to have their current, college-issued identification with them at all times, and to present their identification at the request of an identified Public Safety Officer.
  • Possession, transportation and/or use of any illegal drugs on campus are not allowed.
  • No alcoholic beverages may be brought to, possessed or consumed on campus. No person who appears intoxicated is allowed on campus.
  • Gambling, of any kind, is not allowed.
  • Any illicit behavior which appears motivated by a victim's race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, ethnicity or disability is not allowed.
  • Smoking and other tobacco use is prohibited on all college grounds, college-owned or leased properties.
  • Disruption (fighting) or interference with the operation of the college is not allowed.
  • Harassment of student(s) or employee(s) is not allowed.
  • No display of inflammatory or incendiary signs, posters or banners.
  • No firearms (guns, firecrackers, fireworks, etc.) of any kind are allowed.
  • No cutting instruments (knives or blades) except pocket knives two inches or less in length are allowed.
  • Unauthorized use of the college's duplicating or reproduction equipment, public address system, radio station or computer systems is not allowed.
  • Defacing, damaging or maliciously destroying any college, faculty or student property is prohibited.
  • Any violation of a local, state or federal law on campus is prohibited.
  • Students are expected to adhere to the Code of Conduct for Academic Ethics that is listed in the [Loading Judicial System link…] section of the College Catalog.
  • Students are expected to adhere to the college's Computer Learning Center's policy that prohibits inappropriate behavior that interferes with the rights of other individuals to benefit from the college's programs and activities, or behavior that creates an offensive or hostile academic or work environment.

In an effort to maintain an atmosphere of civility and high ethical standards, where all members of the college community are treated with courtesy and respect, students enrolled at Hudson Valley Community College are expected to adhere to the Code of Conduct for Campus Regulations and Computer Ethics, Code of Conduct for Academic Ethics and Computer Ethics Policy, all of which are outlined in the [Loading Judicial System link…] section of the College Catalog.

Students who violate any campus regulations, including the Computer Learning Center policy, may be suspended or expelled from classes, the Computer Learning Center, and/or receive indefinite suspension of computer accounts.

To report a campus violation, please contact the Public Safety Office at (518) 629-7210.

Get in Touch

Department of Public Safety
Siek Campus Center, Suite 170

Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.