Public Informational Notice: No Direct Threat to Syracuse University

Since our last Public Safety Informational Notice, the Department of Public Safety has been working closely with the Syracuse Police Department, New York State Police, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to investigate the document purported to be a white supremacist manifesto. The law enforcement agencies are actively working to determine the origin of the document. Thus far, based on the preliminary information, there is no appearance of a direct threat. As the investigation continues, we will provide appropriate updates as information becomes available.

In light of this recent incident, the Department of Public Safety immediately implemented additional safety measures including:

  • Doubled patrols
  • Stationed DPS vehicles strategically around campus
  • Dedicated and increased walking patrols to all residence halls and campus buildings

In the event that you feel unsafe while traveling on campus, please call for a safety escort at 315.443.SAFE. Also, please sign up for the LiveSafe App on your smartphone, which acts as a mobile blue light, allowing you to contact the DPS Emergency Communications Center with the touch of a button and transmit your physical location during the call. We also have a list of safety strategies that we urge you to review.

This public safety information is issued for your safety in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act.