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  • 2015 Annual Security and Fire Safety ReportStatistics for 2012, 2013, and 2014

    Florence Global Academic Center

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    In compliance with the federal JeanneCleryDisclosureofCampusSecurity

    PolicyandCampusCrimeStatisticsActof1998 (formerly the CrimeAwareness

    andCampusSecurityActof1990) and the 2008 Higher Education Opportunity

    Act, NYU Florence submits its annual campus security and fire safety report,

    including crime and fire statistics for calendar year 2014.

    The utmost safety of our students, faculty, staff and visitors is a top priority

    for New York University. We are dedicated to maintaining an academic site

    where learning excels in an environment unencumbered by safety concerns or

    fear for personal well-being.

    Although the area surrounding the site has a low rate of violent crime,

    crime prevention remains a high priority. NYU seeks to ensure the safety of its

    students and employees. The local police force, a closely screened and well-

    trained staff, and the students themselves all share in the responsibility of

    making NYU Florence a safe place to study, work and live.

    Security and Safety

    NYU Florence utilizes contractual security personnel who do not have police

    designation. The company providing security personnel has been carefully

    vetted by the University with the goal of ensuring that the standards enjoyed by

    the students at the NYU campus in New York City are met. Representatives from

    the company regularly meet with site administrators to discuss arising issues

    and ways to improve services.

    Site administrators also maintain a dialogue with the local police department

    and the United States Consulate to foster a good working relationship with both


    At their pre-departure orientation before arriving at NYU Florence, students

    are introduced to common safety issues and a few basic prevention tips.

    Immediately upon arrival, students receive more detailed information about

    safety issues and prevention, emergency telephone numbers, what to do in

    an emergency, and how and to whom to report incidents. A Guide to Safety is

    provided to students pre-arrival via an online Student Life Handbook, and the

    presentation slides for the orientation session Health and Safety 101 are posted

    on the online Handbook after orientation concludes. Local personal safety issues

    are addressed in the Global Health and Wellness Orientation module, which is

    mandatory for all students to complete. All new Residence Life staff members

    receive training, including safety components, before the beginning of each

    semester, and any safety issues that arise are discussed in weekly staff meetings.

    The University encourages students, faculty and staff to promptly report all

    incidents to site administration, as well as the local police if a crime takes place.

    In the event that an emergency, criminal act or other event occurs that

    necessitates notification of the student population, the NYU Florence staff posts

    an announcement around campus, sends a group e-mail, and if appropriate,

    addresses the issue in hall meetings. Staff might also post Safety Alerts on

    the online Student Life Handbook or on Facebook. All safety-related incident

    reports are forwarded to the NYU Public Safety Department in New York City,

    where the appropriate incidents are reflected in the annual security report for

    the site.

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    NYU Florence provides a 24-hour emergency response service to students

    when programs are in session. To reach the Residence Hall Manager (RHM) on

    duty, students can call the Office of Student Life general number (+39-055-

    5007450) or the on-duty cellular phone (+39-335-7000164) directly. All RHMs

    are bilingual and trained on how to assist students in an emergency. The RHMs

    report to a full-time supervisor, who is on call 24 hours a day and maintains

    contact with the local director, the Office of Global Programs, and health and

    safety professionals at the Wellness Exchange and Public Safety at NYU in New

    York. Additionally, students and parents may call Public Safety (+1-212-998-

    2222) or the Wellness Exchange (+1-212-443-9999) at NYU in New York for

    emergency assistance. Both of these offices collaborate closely with the NYU

    Florence staff.

    NYU Florence also encourages students to make full use of the NYU Traveler

    online system so that their travel schedules can be checked against any

    potential issues at destination countries and through which they can receive up

    to date travel advisories.

    Security and Access in NYU Florence Housing

    Students studying at NYU Florence have a variety of housing options, including

    on-campus dormitories, non-campus residences, and homestays.

    The on-campus housing, Villa Natalia and Villa Colletta, is located on the

    campus grounds, with persons accessing through the Villa Natalia gate entrance.

    Access to on-campus housing is achieved through card readers, security staff

    posted at the front gate and inside Villa Natalia and Villa Colletta, a security

    alarm system, and identification displayed upon entry. Guests must be met by

    their host, sign in, leave valid photo identification, and take a guest pass. They

    must sign out and leave the property by 11:00 p.m.

    Visitors and deliveries must be authorized by staff to enter before accessing

    the campus. Students must show NYU Florence identification to the guard in

    order to gain access. The gate is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The

    Villa Natalia reception is also staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week when the

    program is in session. The Villa Colletta reception is staffed from 11:00 p.m. to

    7:00 a.m. during the week and 24 hours a day during the weekends and on

    holidays. Security technology includes cameras, card readers placed both on

    entrances and on floors where students live, and panic buttons in the gym and in

    the student lounges.

    In addition to the security staff at the reception areas and gate, there is a

    roving guard who surveys the entire estate 24 hours a day. The roving guard

    also does daily checks in the area between the Villa Natalia gate and the nearest

    bus stop.

    The Office of Student Life and Office of Facilities Management work

    together to develop and enforce the access policy in collaboration with the

    security providers. Other entrances to the campus property are locked and/

    or automated and monitored via video cameras. Once on the property, card

    readers are used which allow access only to staff and students who live or work

    in these facilities. Emergency exits allow egress when the buildings are closed.

    When the program is not in session, the street gate is closed and locked, and

    visitors must call or ring a bell to speak to security staff to be admitted.

    Maintenance, alterations, and repairs are organized by the Office of Facilities

    Management and conducted both in-house and by local providers. The grounds

    are maintained by the gardening staff and their providers. Students report issues

    directly to the Facilities Management Office by filling out an online form at


    0055 5007 450 (for information and emergencies)

    Police: 112

    (valid through Europe)

    Back-up emergency number:

    355 7000 164

    Villa Natalia Reception: 055 5007 470

    Toll-Free Wellness Exchange: 800 879563


    NYU dEPARTmENT oF PUBlic SAFETY (24 hours) +1-212-998-2222





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    https://www.nyu.edu/global/forms/maintenance/, sending an e-mail to florence.

    techsupport@nyu.edu, calling 055-5007395, or visiting the Office of Facilities

    Management in the Villa Ulivi Annex, which is open Monday through Friday from

    9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

    A listing of non-campus housing locations is provided to NYU Public Safety.

    In most non-campus properties, the main building doors are locked 24 hours a

    day. For buildings with offices that require the main doors to be open during

    operating hours, the doors are locked at night and on weekends. St