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Important Telephone Numbers

There are emergency phones/towers located throughout the campus. Pushing the button on an emergency phone automatically connects the caller to Westlands Desk. In addition, please make a note of these important phone numbers:

Safety & Security Emergency (914) 395-2222
Westlands Desk, 24 hours a day (914) 395-2209
Shuttle/escort service (914) 395-2209
Emergency repairs
(9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday)
(914) 395-2385
Security office (914) 395-2384
After-hours emergency repairs (914) 395-2209
Health Services (914) 395-2350
Student Affairs (914) 395-2575
Confidential Substance Abuse Counseling (914) 395-2212
Yonkers Emergency
(ambulance, police, fire)
Lawrence Hospital (914) 787-1000
Victims Assistance Services of Westchester (914) 965-0217

Safety & Security Measures

Sarah Lawrence College campus safety and security measures include the following:

  • 24/7 security services
  • Public Safety & Security vehicle and foot patrols (uniformed)
  • Resident Public Safety Director
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Fire and burglar alarms
  • Emergency phones located throughout the campus
  • Shuttle (van) service to local train station
  • Campus shuttle service
  • Safety workshops
  • Self-defense workshops
  • Defibrillators on campus
  • Campus Alert emergency notification system (email, text, phone) available to all students, faculty, and staff

Westlands Desk: Central Dispatch

Westlands Desk (located on the first floor of Westlands) is covered 24 hours a day and is the central dispatch location for security and the student shuttle. When you pick up any of the emergency phones located around campus or dial the emergency number (2222), you will reach Westlands Desk. We ask you to not use the 2222 emergency number for any calls other than emergencies in order to keep the line clear for real emergencies. Westlands Desk can be reached by dialing extension 2209 for non-emergency phone calls.

Westlands Desk also houses the College's Lost and Found. Identification is required when claiming a lost item.

Medical Transport

Students, faculty, and staff who are on the College's medical transport list are transported throughout the campus by security personnel during daytime hours before the campus shuttle starts running.

Visit the Disability Services site to learn more about the College's medical transport services

Campus Facilities

The Campus Facilities Department maintains the college facilities and grounds with a concern for safety and security. Safety hazards such as broken windows, locks and lighting should be reported immediately for prompt repair. Security officers regularly submit lighting and physical security reports to the Campus Facilities Department for appropriate actions.

Special Attention List

Students are free to call Westlands Desk at (914) 395-2209 to request special patrols of specific areas/buildings of the campus whenever needed.