Health & Safety

Location
Pittsburgh, PA
Undergrads
1,130
Tuition
$24,028
Admission Difficulty
Average
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5 College Senior

Health & Safety: Very safe and home-like feel to the campus. Very small and everything is within walking difference!

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: The Office of Safety is attached to the reception desk, which is near the entrance doors to the college. The security officers walk around and observe the campus. I haven't heard of many problems, but they've happened. Once, I heard about a female being beat by two other students, and the security officers on shift disbelieved that the fight actually occurred.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are no health services at the school, its ridiculous.

2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: They don't do much and they take forever if you need they're help.

2 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: no health center that i know of but have a hospital across the street if an emergency occurs. the campus security guards are a pain and make doing anything difficult

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 500th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 775th
    Safest Campuses
  • 841st
    Best Student Health Center

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Amy Pennington
Hometown
Zelienople, Pa.
Major
Writing/French minor
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La Roche prides itself in being one of the safest four-year colleges in the United States. And it's true—the crime scene at LRC seems to be almost nonexistent. The major problem with public safety here lies in the officers' lack of enthusiasm when responding to students' calls. If a student is locked out of his or her room and calls security for help, that student can expect at least a 20-minute wait. On a campus with only five major buildings, that seems excessive. Another problem on campus is the dim lighting in the parking lots and along walkways at night. Although the school is located in a generally safe area of the city, it needs better lighting at night, according to a majority of the student body.

The few crimes that do occur at the College are relatively minor and include car break-ins, fights, and alcohol-related situations like mild violence or unwanted sexual contact. But despite the security officers' slow response time to students' phone calls and the dim external lighting on campus, no major crimes have been committed here. The e2campus security is nice because every student can get text messages instantly. The lack of crime coupled with the suburban atmosphere provide La Roche students with an overall feeling of safety.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 1
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 7
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Public Safety Office
112 Science Center
(412) 536-1111
www.laroche.edu/about-LRC/public-safety.htm
Safety Services
  • 24-hour foot and vehicle patrol
  • Controlled dormitory access
  • e2Campus Emergency Notification System
  • Emergency buttons outside of each residence hall
Health Center
Health Services
Bold Hall, 261 & 263
(412) 536-1051
www.laroche.edu/sl/counseling-health-services.htm
Daily 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Health Services
  • Laboratory services
  • Minor health-related services
  • Referrals for primary care
  • Routine procedures and tests
Day Care Services?
No
Did You Know?
  • Each residence hall has 24-hour electronic keycard access at the entrances. Therefore, only students, staff, and faculty with an authorized keycard can access that particular hall.
  • La Roche's health services are provided through UPMC Passavant, a full-service hospital directly across from campus.
  • Routine non-emergency care is provided at no cost during regular business hours on weekdays when you show student ID.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 8 responses

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

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 10 responses

  • 20% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 10% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 20% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 40% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 10% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 10 responses

  • 0% We have campus police?
  • 20% Not very visible.
  • 20% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 40% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 20% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 10 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 10% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 50% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 40% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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