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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: There is only a doctor available two days a week at Health Services. I've always been able to get an appointment, though, or the Director of Health Services is willing to examine me instead.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There's not really much of a safety concern, except regarding guests. Occasionally, girls will let people into the dorm if they happen to be a familiar face. Regardless, of the possibility they may not be a student at cedar Crest (say a boy/girlfriend, a relative, ect.). There has in fact, been a floor hall meeting in which the RA's had to tell the girls half-way into the school year not to do so. this should not be something that is addressed half-way through the year. Moreover, some people argue that this rule is common sense, if it must be addressed half-way through the year it is not.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Security on campus is great. They always answer the phone and will be to any place almost momentarily. They assist with opening locked doors and classrooms that you would need to get into.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The campus police are wonderful. There are call boxes throughout campus and you always see the campus police walking and driving about. If your car is snowed in they will stop to help you. If you are in a building late at night and don't feel safe walking to your car or back to your dorm you can call them and they will escort you. Also, if you are a commuter and don't feel safe drivng home due to weather conditions they will find you a place on campus to stay for the night.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 280th
    Safest Campuses
  • 332nd
    Best Student Health Center
  • 1276th
    Most Visible Campus Police

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jess Bolluyt
Easton, PA
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Cedar Crest's campus is small and very safe. There isn't any traffic, which adds to the security of the environment. Cedar Crest has its own campus police team that consists of 18 full-time and part-time officers; they are always visible on campus and available 24/7 to provide escort services to students. There are also 14 emergency call-boxes around campus.

The campus is very conscious of the well-being of its students and offers the "Healthy U" program, which aims to keep students physically fit and eating well. Health Services offers general medical care, physical exams, routine gynecological services, allergy injections, and immunizations. Many students complain that Health Services is not very helpful when you are sick, so when you need a doctor or a service not available on campus, the Lehigh Valley Hospital is nearby, right on Cedar Crest Boulevard.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 14
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Campus Police
Safety & Facilities Building behind Curtis Hall
(610) 437-4471 ext. 3522
Safety Services
  • 14 emergency call-boxes around campus
  • 24/7 escort service by the Cedar Crest Campus Police
  • E2Campus emergency notification system
  • R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) classes
  • Residence hall security
Health Center
Health Services
Curtis Hall, first floor
(610) 437-4471
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy injections
  • General medical care
  • Gynecological services
  • Immunizations
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender health
  • Prescription medications
  • Referrals
  • Routine physical exams
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
Cedar Crest has the Counseling Center, where the staff helps students with everything from homesickness, anxiety, and roommate problems to anxiety, depression, and drug or alcohol abuse.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 17 responses

  • 23% None
  • 11% Non-students on campus
  • 11% Unlit pathways
  • 11% Walking alone
  • 9% Criminal activity near campus
  • 9% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 6% Excessive drinking
  • 6% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 6% Violence among students
  • 3% Dorm safety
  • 3% Gang violence
  • 3% Theft/robberies
  • 0% Drugs
  • 0% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 0% Lack of safety escort services

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 16 responses

  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 6% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 19% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 31% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 44% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 16 responses

  • 0% We have campus police?
  • 12% Not very visible.
  • 0% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 31% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 56% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 16 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 0% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 44% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 56% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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