Health & Safety

Elmhurst, IL
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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The campus is very safe and in a safe neighborhood. The school also supplies students with counseling if needed for mental health.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The security does multiple checks before and after midnight, they have a 24 hour office that you can call for emergency. The health center on the other hand is open from 9:00am - 12:00pm for walk in ans 12:00- 4:00pm for appointment ONLY! So if i break my ankle at 6:00pm I have to pay my own hospital and ambulance bill because their not opening the doors to help me. they are going home. they also have a message therapist who costs $30.00 for thirty minutes, but she has free sign up during finals only.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Elmhurst is a safe town and the college as a good 24/7 security staff always available. Usually people only visit the health center for free condoms.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I am signed up for text and email alerts about intruders on campus and haven't received a single one since I've transferred. I am very aware of my surroundings but I have never really felt unsafe walking to my car at night or going to a night class. The areas are well lit and you can often see campus police cars driving around surveying campus. I also leave my backpack, books etc. in the lobby when I go to the cafe and I never feel it will be stolen or anything. However the campus could be better about canceling class when the roads are slick, as lots of students are commuters and getting to class can be dangerous.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: It is safe on campus


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 49th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 90th
    Safest Campuses
  • 965th
    Most Visible Campus Police

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Colin Ashwood
Cedar Falls, Iowa
Political Science
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The most dangerous event you'll experience at Elmhurst is a skunk ambush. There are currently 0.68 violent crimes per 1,000 people in Elmhurst, making it one the safest suburbs of Chicago. Students can walk on and off campus anytime, day or night, with $100 bills glued to their shirts and be perfectly safe. The campus has emergency phone booths set up in a few areas if you feel like you're in danger, but most of them have cobwebs. Even if you're walking alone at 2 or 3 in the morning, the likelihood of a serious threat is very low. With the train station so close, a random outsider will occasionally hang around, but campus security usually takes care of this before too much trouble is caused. Keep in mind, though, that there is a higher chance of theft because of these outsiders. It’s unlikely that you’ll be mugged, but bikes (and even some cars) have been stolen. Other than that, you’ll feel perfectly safe but take the skunk advice seriously—when they’re walking straight toward on a sidewalk, it can be a little intimidating.

If you get hurt or sick, the health center is easily accessible. It has walk-in hours on Mondays and Wednesdays and is open every weekday until 4 or 5 (depending what day it is). The center offers testing, immunizations, and counseling, which includes massage therapy! It also has Band-Aids, condoms, and other minor self-serve health necessities in a side room that is not supervised.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 7
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 1
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Campus Security
(630) 617-3000
Safety Services
  • Emergency blue-light phones
  • Escort service
  • Operation ID
  • Silent witness program
  • STOP (dial STOP from any campus phone to report a crime)
Health Center
The Wellness Center
Niebuhr Hall
(630) 617-3565
Monday 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Tuesday 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Thursday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy shots
  • Basic medical care
  • Health programs
  • Immunizations
  • Lab work
  • Men's health
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Physicals
  • Referrals
  • Self-care area
  • STD testing
  • Women's health
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 26 responses

  • 35% None
  • 20% Non-students on campus
  • 15% Theft/robberies
  • 10% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 8% Excessive drinking
  • 5% Criminal activity near campus
  • 2% Dorm safety
  • 2% Drugs
  • 2% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 0% Gang violence
  • 0% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 0% Lack of safety escort services
  • 0% Unlit pathways
  • 0% Violence among students
  • 0% Walking alone

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 26 responses

  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 0% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 8% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 27% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 65% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 26 responses

  • 4% We have campus police?
  • 4% Not very visible.
  • 15% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 35% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 42% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 26 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 0% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 35% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 65% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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