Health & Safety

Location
Pomona, CA
Undergrads
17,837
Tuition (in-state)
$17,783 ($6,125)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Police officials are always there when you need them and so are health staff members.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: It's clear that they're available to help but I've never asked for it. Also the most I see them is when they are checking permits on parked cars.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I mean, security is on campus, just not EVERYWHERE

4 College Student

Health & Safety: Downtown Pomona is not the best place to be in, so I wouldn't be off campus by myself at the late hours, but on campus I am totally comfortable walking by myself even after midnight.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: They are not very visible to the campus that even some students do not believe they exist. It would be best to see more security personal around the parking lots especially at night.

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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
Hometown
Sierra Madre, CA
Major
English
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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)
www.dsa.csupomona.edu/police
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
www.dsa.csupomona.edu/shs
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?
Yes
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: www.dsa.csupomona.edu/police.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 96 responses

  • 17% Theft/robberies
  • 16% Walking alone
  • 12% Criminal activity near campus
  • 11% None
  • 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 would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 96 responses

  • 1% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 1% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 11% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 23% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 24% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 40% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 96 responses

  • 2% We have campus police?
  • 7% Not very visible.
  • 11% 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 96 responses

  • 3% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 21% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 46% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 30% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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