Evacuation Procedure

Fast and orderly evacuation of the occupants of a building can be executed safely with the proper training of the safety team. Fire drills which are conducted during the semester not only serve as “hands on training” for members of the Department of Public Safety, they also serve as an opportunity for the college community to practice evacuating the building. To better prepare yourself for an evacuation, search for the nearest exit and an alternative exit to your office or classroom before an evacuation is necessary.

In the event of a fire alarm activation, all building occupants are instructed to evacuate the premises via the nearest exits as follows, unless otherwise instructed by a Fire Safety Director:

Accessibility Services

John Jay’s Accessibility Services provides comprehensive access to support services and programs for undergraduate and graduate students with hearing and visual impairments, mobility impairments, learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders, chronic illnesses and psychological impairments. To learn more about what defines a disability, click here. It is John Jay College's responsibility to ensure that students with disabilities have equal access to services and are not discriminated against because of a disability.

Students needing assistance can seek accommodations from the Office of Accessibility Services through the Accessibility Services Director Nadia Griffith-Allen at ngriffith@jjay.cuny.edu or 212-237-8031, NB office L.66. Students may also consult with the Title IX Coordinator Gabriela Leal regarding this policy at gleal@jjay.cuny.edu and 646–557-4674.

Employees, faculty and visitors can notify Public Safety that they may require assistance during an emergency. Please call 212-237-8524. Inform us of where you will be working or visiting upon your arrival.