Medical Emergencies

An on-campus medical emergency is any medical/health condition caused by illness, accident, or self-destructive behavior that could result in serious impairment or death and requires immediate medical attention.

Primary Response Team

  • NYIT campuses: Office of Campus Security; Long Island residences: University police; New York City residences: 911
  • Local law enforcement and emergency responders
  • Office of Housing and Residential Life staff
  • Office of the Dean of Students staff/ coordinator of campus operations and student services staff

Secondary Response Team

  • Office of Strategic Communications and External Affairs
  • Office of Human Resources
  • Office of the President
  • Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs

Insure timely response from emergency medical personnel and provide emergency medical care as soon as possible.

Prompt medical response is vital; call 911 right away. Then follow the established chain of primary responders. The Office of Campus Security will be the NYIT first responders in all emergency events and should be notified immediately.


For witnesses:

  • Call 911 and state that an ambulance is needed.
  • Be prepared to provide the dispatcher with information on the nature of the emergency and the location.
  • Call the Office of Campus Security. State that there is an emergency situation, where it is, and that an ambulance has been called.

For primary responders:

  • Respond to scene; initiate emergency response phone chain by calling the director of facilities operations.
  • Call 911, if it has not already been called; state that an ambulance is needed, and provide the dispatcher with information on the nature of the emergency.
  • Meet the ambulance and escort them to campus location, if necessary.
  • Cooperate with, aid, and assist the primary medical provider according to procedures governed by federal, state, and local law.


  • In the event that a student is hospitalized, the dean of students or designee will coordinate outreach to parents/guardians as appropriate.
  • Documentation should be completed as appropriate.
  • College of Osteopathic Medicine/Health Services should receive a copy of the emergency incident report as soon as possible.