Theft Prevention


Columbia Housing works with Public Safety to establish a safe residential community and to avoid instances of theft. Columbia Housing will report all instances of theft to the Public Safety Investigations unit.


Taking or possessing the property of the University or another person without permission is prohibited. Personal property should not be left unattended in common areas in the residence halls. Unattended property is not the responsibility of Columbia Housing.


If you believe your property is taken without your permission:

  1. Report the crime to Public Safety.
  2. Contact Residential Life by calling the RA on-duty or by email.