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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: good support places for victims.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I have never heard of any incidents

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I always park where the police station is at and each parking lot has a emergency button in case of a campus crime and personal safety. There make sure to post things of a campus crime to let students know to be alert and never walk alone during night time. I feel safe on campus if I look over my surroundings.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: They do a great job on keeping us all informed and letting everyone know what it means to live a healthy life on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There is an emgerency broadcast system to inform


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 791st
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 870th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 1313rd
    Safest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kyleena Harper
Sierra Madre, CA
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Let’s be honest: Pomona is not a very safe city. Pomona is known to have a high crime rate and more than a few seedy areas. However, Cal Poly Pomona in itself is a very safe area. Within the confines of CPP property, University Police patrol constantly for any criminal or suspicious activity. Their station is located on campus next to the parking structure, and all of their reports are put into the “Police Blotter” in the Poly Post. Definitely read this section; along with being informative, a lot of times it’s entertaining to read about the crazy calls they get! There are tall blue poles prominently displayed throughout the parking lots, which are emergency phone stations. The Bronco Express shuttle runs all around campus, the parking lots, and the Village. Also, CPP has an escort service at night that can drive you to your car if you don’t feel safe.

If you decide to venture outside of CPP grounds for a party (and let’s face it, you will), just be smart about it. The fraternity houses are smack dab in the middle of Pomona, so make sure when you go to parties you bring a friend to walk to and from your car with. When you get to your car, lock your doors. Just play it smart and you can have a fun and safe time in Pomona.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 2
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 12
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 4
  • Vehicle Theft: 14
Security Office
University Police Department
Building 109
911 (emergencies) (909) 869-3070 (non-emergencies)
Safety Services
  • 24-hour patrols
  • Community Service Officer (CSO) Program
  • Crime logs and warnings
  • Emergency telephones
  • Residence hall meetings
  • Safety escorts
  • Self-defense classes
Health Center
Student Health Services (SHS)
Building 46
(909) 869-4000
Monday 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday-Wednesday 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Thursday 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Birth control
  • Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
  • Pharmacy for prescription and non-prescription medications at low costs
  • Urgent care
  • Vaccinations and immunizations
  • X-rays
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
The University Police Department hires students as volunteers, interns, and paid employees. If you are interested in law enforcement as a profession, or are simply looking for a job on campus, check out their Web site for more information:

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 101 responses

  • 17% Theft/robberies
  • 15% Walking alone
  • 12% None
  • 11% Criminal activity near campus
  • 8% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 7% Unlit pathways
  • 6% Non-students on campus
  • 5% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 4% Dorm safety
  • 3% Drugs
  • 3% Excessive drinking
  • 3% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 1% Gang violence
  • 1% Violence among students

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 6 responses

Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
  • Alcohol plays a significant role in sexual assault on campus.
  • Campus administrators provide a supportive environment for victims of sexual assault.
  • Campus administrators work hard to actively prevent sexual assaults on our campus.
  • A friend, a classmate, or I have been a victim of sexual assault on/near our campus.
  • Our campus has easily accessible support services in place to address sexual assaults.
  • Sexual assaults are a serious problem on campus.
  • Students take the issue of sexual assault on campus seriously.

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 100 responses

  • 1% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 1% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 12% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 23% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 24% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 39% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 100 responses

  • 2% We have campus police?
  • 7% Not very visible.
  • 12% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 60% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 19% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 100 responses

  • 3% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 20% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 47% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 30% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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