The Personal Safety Committee is a broad-based and continuing advisory group to review issues of personal safety.
In April 1984, Chancellor Cliffton Wharton, responding to expressed concerns about personal safety on SUNY campuses, called for each state-operated campus in the SUNY system to form a broad-based and continuing advisory group to review issues of personal safety. In June of 1984, the SUNY Board of Trustees adopted a resolution supporting the Chancellor's request. The University at Buffalo already had in place the "President's Task Force on Women's Safety" which then President, Steven B. Sample, designated as UB's official "Personal Safety Committee".
In 1990, the requirements for the composition of the Committee were formalized with regard to the number of representatives (at least 12), their gender (evenly divided between men and women), and their university affiliation (equal numbers of faculty, students, and staff).
The purpose of the Personal Safety Committee, as stipulated by the 1991 mandate from the Vice President for Student Affairs, is "to advise the Vice President for Student Affairs on issues related to the personal safety and security of all members of the University community and visitors to our campus." Formerly, the Committee's main concern was women's safety, which continues to be reflected in its second major task: to provide the Vice President for Student Affairs with reports, suggestions, and recommendations for the "improvement of personal security conditions in all areas of campus response protocols for sexual assault situations."
|Chris Bartolomei ||Acting Chief of Police, Ad-hoc Chair, P.S.C.||110 Bissell Hallfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Elizabeth Lidano||Director, Judicial Affairs/ Student Advocacy||9 Norton Hallemail@example.com|
|Sherri Darrow||Director, Wellness Education Services||114 Student Unionfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ken Hood||Facilities Space and Planning Safety Officer, University Libraries ||228d Capen Hall ||email@example.com|
|Aaron Maracle||Staff Assistant, Wellness Education Services ||303 Michael Hallfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kathleen Murphy||Manager, Network and Classroom Services ||108 Computing Centeremail@example.com|
|Kesha Lanier||Assistant Director of Affirmative Action, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion||406 Capen Hallfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Lynda Burey||Administrative Staff Assistant, Environment, Health & Safety Services||250 Winspear Aveemail@example.com|
|Renee Greene||Staff Assistant, Parking & Transportation||106 Spaulding Quadfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Christopher Donacik||Assistant Director, Building & Grounds ||120a Beane Centeremail@example.com|
|Daniel Ryan||Director, Off Campus Student Relations||101 Allen Hallfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|John Kisker||Senior Staff Assistant, Parking and Transportation||102 Spaulding Quademail@example.com|
|Chris Bragdon||Assistant Director, Residence Life ||119 Goodyear Hall ||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Cindy Konovitz||Asst. Dean School of Pharmacy||160 Pharmacy Buildingemail@example.com|
|Anna Sotelo-Peryea||Assistant Director, Wellness Education Services, Violence Prevention Team||306 Michael Hallfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Marla McBride||Wellness Education Services||310 Michael Hallemail@example.com|
|Trent Bero||Director of Safety Services, SBI||341 Student Union||645-2954|
|John Kisker||Parking and Transportation||106 Spaulding Quadfirstname.lastname@example.org|
The Violence Prevention Committee, a subcommittee of the Personal Safety Committee, is a team of stakeholders from the greater University community committed to preventing violence on campus and helping individuals affected by acts of violence. The goal of the Violence Prevention Committee is to create a campus culture that promotes healthy gender-equitable relationships and eliminates violence by establishing interdisciplinary collaboration across UB and with the surrounding communities.