To the Columbia Community:
Consistent with the state of heightened national security awareness, Columbia has elevated the level of security across its campuses. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
These measures are precautionary. We are in constant contact with state and federal law enforcement agencies, as well as the New York City Police Department. To our knowledge, there have not been any specific threats directed at Columbia or at targets in New York City, which has remained on high alert since the national security system was established.
We ask you to remain alert for any unusual activity or suspicious packages. If you observe unusual activity or receive a suspicious package, please call Security immediately. On the Morningside campus, Security can be reached at 212-854-2797, 212-854-5555, or 99 from any ROLM phone. On the Health Sciences campus, please call 212-305-7979. At the Lamont-Doherty or Nevis campuses, please call 911.
We appreciate your cooperation during this time. Please consult the Columbia University Homepage for updates, and further facts and information.
-- Robert Kasdin