The Office of Security is responsible for maintaining Cardozo as a secure place for work and study. The Yeshiva University community is protected by a unified security command with direct contact to New York City police. The Cardozo campus building is located in one of the safest neighborhoods in Manhattan and is under 24 hour surveillance. The safety of our community, in school and in campus housing, is our highest priority.
Head of Security: Paul Murtha
- phone Phone 212.790.0303
Like all major office buildings in Manhattan the building has security stations that are always operating. Our security staff are part of the community.
5th Avenue Security Desk
12th Street Security Desk
Campus Closings and Emergency Alerts
In the case of a severe weather event or other emergency, members of the Cardozo community will be notified through the YU Alert system, through email, phone notification, text messages and with posted information on the Cardozo homepage.
YU Alert Emergency Notification(s)
These notifications will arrive to community members via text message, email, phone, fax, etc. Remember to register or update your contact information at www.yu.edu/yualert.
What to do in the Event of an Active Shooter
There has never been an incident at Cardozo and we are located a few minutes from the neighborhood police precinct. This video is recommended by Campus Security as a tool for what to do in the event of a gunman in the building. It includes critical information about what to do in the critical first moments of an event. We urge you to take the time to watch it carefully. The video was produced by Auburn University for their college community. We thank them for allowing us to use it.
Notice of the Availability of our Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report
Yeshiva University prepares an annual security report, which is available to all current and prospective employees and students. This report is required by federal law to be published by October 1 of every year and contains policy statements and crime statistics for the university. The policy statements address the school’s policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security. Three years’ worth of statistics are included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on campus, in or on off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the school and on public property within or immediately adjacent to the campus.
This report is available online here for the Manhattan campuses and here for the Bronx campus. You may also request a paper copy from the Security Department office on the applicable campus.
Beren Campus Security Department: 917.326.4885
Brookdale Center (Cardozo School of Law) Security Department: 212.790.0303
Wilf Campus Security Department: 212.960.5221
Resnick Campus (Albert Einstein College of Medicine): 718.430.2180
As required by law, the university also annually prepares a fire safety report by October 1 of every year containing statistics regarding fires that have occurred within campus housing over the past three years, information about fire safety devices installed in campus housing, and information about the university's fire safety policies. This report is available online here for the Manhattan campuses and here for the Bronx campus. You may also request a paper copy from the above-referenced Security Department offices (for the Manhattan campuses) and from the Fire Safety Officer at 718.430.2031 (for the Bronx campus).