Parents who send their children to Manhattanville have little to worry about when it comes to safety. Campus Safety at Manhattanville makes sure that everyone on campus is safe. For example, when entering campus, if a car does not have a Manhattanville parking decal, the driver is required to announce his or her purpose and whom he or she is going to see on campus. That puts many parents and students at ease, knowing that random people are not allowed to roam on campus. Something else that makes Manhattanville’s Campus Safety exceptional is that each member is friendly, personable, and approachable. It is not uncommon to see students stop by the Campus Safety office and chat with whomever is on duty. They are very nice people and try to reach students on more than just a safety level.
Though Campus Safety does a wonderful job of keeping the campus protected, Resident Directors (RDs) and Resident Advisors (RAs) are responsible for making sure that the residence halls are safe for the students. Every night, in all of the residence halls, there are two RAs on duty in a building and one RD on duty for the whole campus. Being on duty requires the RAs to “make rounds," or survey each and every floor in their building at various times during the day and/or evening. The RAs on duty are responsible for making sure all noise and other building rules are being followed. If there is a discrepancy of some sort, the RAs will take necessary actions to reinforce the rules. Not only are students safe in their rooms, but they are also safe when walking around campus. There are blue-light stations located in different spots on campus. The blue-light stations have a button, which students can push when they find themselves or others in an emergency situation. There is also a phone ready for immediate use that is directly connected to the Campus Safety office. In addition to the emergency help button and phone, there is a surveillance camera attached at the top. The security guards on duty can see activity that is happening in these areas at all times.