Health & Safety

Haverford, PA
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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Security is very cool and chill. They allow us to drink responsibly and they look out for us. There is no fear of them on campus. They are like older brothers and fathers that look out for us.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: No worries at the Ford. Campus safety does a good job.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I went in the health center three times in one week before the decided to give me a blood test for mono... I had it.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have never felt unsafe and if you ever feel unsafe you can always call Campus Safety. If you ever have a problem you can call Campus Safety and they will come right away. At Haverford no one really worries about their belongings getting stolen because of the trust created by our Honor Code. Overall, the campus is very safe.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Safety First – Be safe - you will be fine. The campus is safe, and we have probably the most cohesive community around.


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  • 775th
    Most Visible Campus Police

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kira E. Jones
Moorestown, NJ
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Haverford students generally have a good relationship with the Safety and Security Department. The campus is safe, though it's open to the public during the daytime, and there are occasional petty thefts. Most of these thefts occur within the Haverford College Apartments. The apartments are located on the south part of campus in Ardmore, a working-class neighborhood that is a bit poorer than the surrounding communities (which are extraordinarily wealthy). Security is also notified of all public parties and is very good about taking sick students to the hospital without notifying the police of underage drinking or drug use. Because of this, nobody fears calling security if someone needs medical attention. This policy is preferable to the "zero tolerance" attitude at most colleges, where drinking is always done behind closed doors, and students can get in trouble for calling security if a friend needs to get his stomach pumped. This is not to say that we have very many cases of people binge drinking, but when something does happen, it's nice to know that help is available.

It's important to remember that going into Philadelphia is
another matter entirely. Provided you know where you are at all times, however, Philadelphia should present little more personal risk than campus does. The general feeling of well-being is part of Haverford's community atmosphere and is a great reflection on the school's Honor Code.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 17
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 2
  • Sex Offenses: 4
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Safety and Security
5 Featherbed Ln.
(610) 896-1111 x1111 (on campus)
Safety Services
  • Emergency security phones located around campus
  • Shuttle/escort service
Health Center
Student Health Services
(610) 896-1089
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Health Services
  • Basic medical services
  • Counseling
  • Psychological services
  • STD screening
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
Haverford has 40 blue-light security phones located around the campus.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 5 responses

  • 18% Non-students on campus
  • 18% Theft/robberies
  • 18% None
  • 9% Criminal activity near campus
  • 9% Drugs
  • 9% Excessive drinking
  • 9% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 9% Walking alone
  • 0% Dorm safety
  • 0% Gang violence
  • 0% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 0% Lack of safety escort services
  • 0% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 0% Unlit pathways
  • 0% Violence among students

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 6 responses

  • 17% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 17% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 17% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 17% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 33% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 6 responses

  • 0% We have campus police?
  • 17% Not very visible.
  • 0% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 33% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 50% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 6 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 0% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 0% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 100% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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