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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: average like every other college, has a clinic if you are sick

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The neighborhood around my campus is not the best. The locals are very annoying and the campus is also near the local high school

4 College Student

Health & Safety: my only concern is after work I have to walk from athletic center to the dorms and its a long dark walk.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Health and safety are great. The security guards are not very visible but they are there. The Health center is conveniently located and always open.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I have never felt unsafe while walking on campus at night, security is always available and driving around campus.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 614th
    Safest Campuses
  • 1312nd
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 1314th
    Best Student Health Center

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Iona is a secure place to be at all hours of the day through the presence of campus security. Cars from security are always driving through campus, and it can get annoying at times, especially when security chooses to flash its lights. The security office is located right in the middle of campus, so if a problem happens, students are able to find security quickly. There are also security phones located in different spots at Iona; at night, they glow blue, and students can press a button to talk to security if there is a problem.

Even though Iona has tight security and generally a safe surrounding area, students should still be responsible late at night on weekends. Students have to be careful because depending on how far you stray from Iona, you can end up in an unsafe area and lose your wallet or purse before you know it. Along with the safe environment, the dorms are protected pretty well because all residents must show their ID at the front desk, and nonresidents must sign in to enter the dorms. At night, campus security heads the front desk to deal with students and keep the dorms in order. Besides security, health services are offered at Iona, which include first aid for injuries, health screenings, vaccinations, and wellness promotion programs. The office is only open during the day, though, so it is not very helpful for students in the evening.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 0
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Campus Safety and Security
Spellman Hall
(914) 633-2560
Safety Services
  • 24-hour security help
  • Campus Text Notification System
  • Emergency phones
Health Center
Health Services
760 North Ave.
(914) 633-2548
Monday 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Tuesday 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Wednesday 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Thursday 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.–3 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Health Services
  • Diagnostic testing
  • Evaluation and treatment
  • First aid
  • Immunizations
  • Influenza vaccination clinic
  • Meningitis vaccination clinic
  • Physical examinations
  • Prevention and treatment of STIs
  • TB screening
  • Wellness promotion programs
  • Women's health
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
  • Iona has more than 10 emergency blue-light phones located throughout campus for emergency situations.
  • Through the campus security text message system, students can receive texts about weather cancellations and delays, emergency conditions, changes in parking conditions, and critical issues.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 25 responses

  • 21% Criminal activity near campus
  • 14% None
  • 10% Theft/robberies
  • 7% Gang violence
  • 5% Drugs
  • 5% Excessive drinking
  • 5% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 5% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 5% Non-students on campus
  • 5% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 5% Unlit pathways
  • 5% Walking alone
  • 3% Lack of safety escort services
  • 3% Violence among students
  • 0% Dorm safety

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 25 responses

  • 12% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 4% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 20% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 8% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 20% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 36% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 25 responses

  • 0% We have campus police?
  • 8% Not very visible.
  • 8% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 36% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 48% 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.
  • 12% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 38% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 50% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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