Wells College Office of Campus Safety

The Mission of the Wells College Office of Campus Safety is to support 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.

Located in the Bellinzoni Building, adjacent to Main Building, The Office 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. Campus Safety 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 Office of 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.
The main telephone number for the Office of Campus Safety is 315-364-3229.

Any student can submit their Emergency Contact Information online. 
New Students: Please submit your your Emergency Contact Information for the first time in the Admissions Portal..
Returning Students:  Have your parents/family moved?  Do you have a new cell phone number?  Let us know!  Click here to update your Emergency Contact Information.

HEOA Missing Person Information

Pursuant ot the Higher Education opportunity Act (HEOA), at the beginning of each academic year, students age 18 and over or emancipated minors who will be living in on-campus housing will be given the opportunity to designate an individual or individuals to be contacted by the College no more than 24 hours after the time that the student is determined to be missing in accordance with procedures set forth in this Order. A designation will remain in effect until changed or revoked by the student.

The form used to designate emergency contacts, which may be completed on-line and e-mailed directly to Campus Safety, is found below. You may also print this form out and turn in in at Check-In in August.

To request an office or room key (non-residential rooms), please complete our online key request. Key requests are reviewed by Campus Safety. An email will be sent when the keys are ready to be picked up at Campus Safety.

Campus Safety understands that not everyone wants to report incidents in person.  It is important that the college is aware of incidents that occur in our community.  If you do not wish to speak with someone to report an incident then please use one of the forms below to report an incident. 

Please understand that under certain circumstances, the College may have an obligation to act upon the information you provide even if you request that the College take no action beyond recording the incident. For example, the College will need to investigate situations that may threaten the safety or anyone mentioned in this form or the Wells College community. Alternatively, please understand that if you do not complete the form fully (or if you request anonymity), the College may be limited in its ability to take action, even if you would like the College to do so.

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 Incident Reporting Form

A bias incident is characterized as a behavior or act—verbal, written or physical—which is personally directed against or targets an individual or group based on perceived or actual identity. Efforts will be made to protect the identity of individuals involved and to maintain the level of privacy requested by the reporting party. Persons reporting an incident may self-identify or remain anonymous. Anonymous reporting, however, may impact the college’s ability to respond or pursue appropriate action against the alleged perpetrators.

Please click here to be taken to the Bias Reporting Form

Sexual Misconduct Anonymous Reporting Form

Any individual may make an anonymous report concerning an act of sexual misconduct. An individual may report the incident without disclosing their name, identifying the Respondent or requesting any action. Depending on the extent of information available about the incident or the individuals involved, however, the College’s ability to respond to an anonymous report may be limited. 

The Title IX Coordinator/Deputy will receive the anonymous report and will determine any appropriate steps, including individual or community remedies as appropriate, and in consultation with the Dean of Students, compliance with all Clery Act obligations.

Please click here to be taken to our Sexual Misconduct Reporting page

Anonymous Incident Reporting Form

This form is to be used for all incidents that do not fall under bias or sexual violence.  This form, when completed, is sent directly to the Associate Dean of Residence Life & Student Conduct and Campus Safety Supervisor for review. This form is not to report an incident in progress; it is typically reviewed the next business day. For immediate assistance, please call 911 or contact Campus Safety at (315) 364-3229.

Please click here to be taken to our Anonymous Incident Reporting Form.

We strongly encourage all members of our community to subscribe to the Wells Express Alert System so you can receive text messages, e-mails and voicemails in case there is an emergency on campus.  To subscribe and read more about the Wells Express Alert System, click here.

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