Health & Safety

Location
Easton, PA
Undergrads
2,438
Tuition
$42,980
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The campus is very safe on the hill. There is very very minimal reported crime (once a month). Downtown is a not as safe but people rarely need to go down there. Public safety is constantly patrolling campus at all hours of the day and night. I have never felt uncomfortable, scared or threatened.

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I felt very safe at Lafayette. The campus is on top of a hill, separated from outside visitors for the most part.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: PSafe, or public safety, is annoying. They typically bust parties in the dorms and try to control the craziness on campus and basically get students in trouble. Most students have little to no run ins with PSafe, but they are definitely present around campus. The Health Center takes a very long time to get an appointment (depending on the care needed) and is not the best with medication. However, the services available are very diverse which is convenient because there is very little need to outsource to other doctor's offices/hospitals.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Public safety helps a lot.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I've never felt unsafe, even when walking back from the library at 1am.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 163rd
    Safest Campuses
  • 1044th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 1208th
    Best Student Health Center

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Shehtaz Huq
Hometown
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Major
English, Film and Media Studies
Grad Year
2014
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The campus is, by and large, quite safe. There are isolated incidents of attempted assault and robbery, but these are not usual occurrences. The school newspaper, printed every Friday, publishes a weekly crime log that catalogues various misdemeanors around campus. Awareness of said misdemeanors is strongly stressed by the Office of Public Safety. In the event that a mishap takes place, Public Safety sends out campus-wide emails/text messages to keep the student body updated. The campus also offers self-defense classes over the course of the year, and hosts talks and lectures about topics such as sexual assault and underage drinking. The three days of freshman orientation are dominated by such lectures, on topics ranging from cyber safety to consensual sex. There are also pamphlets and posters on every floor or that are routinely delivered to students’ mailboxes.

Most students do not feel unsafe walking alone at night. Even then, Public Safety urges students to travel in groups past a certain hour. There is no campus curfew, but residence halls do observe quiet hours. Belligerent behavior is usually promptly tackled, whether by a Public Safety officer or a resident adviser. Incidents of underage drinking, rowdy behavior, vandalism, and ethnic/racial intimidation do not pass by unnoticed. The Bailey Health Center, open seven days a week (limited hours on the weekends), is not the campus’s best facility. Although the health center does have a staff of nurses and physicians, students often have to wait to get tests done or to see a doctor. Students may also have to go to the Easton Hospital, since the campus health center is not equipped with all of the amenities of a hospital. On the other hand, the counseling center is a great resource for students. Counselors are accommodating and generally very helpful, and most students report an improvement after attending sessions.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 1
  • Burglary: 30
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 4
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Public Safety
11 Marquis Hall
(610) 330-4444 (emergencies); (610) 330-5330 (non-emergencies)
publicsafety.lafayette.edu
Safety Services
  • Anti-theft program
  • Emergency alerts
  • Escort service
  • Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) program
Health Center
Bailey Health Center
607 High St.
(610) 330-5704
healthcenter.lafayette.edu
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy injections
  • Basic medical services
  • Emergency care
  • Gynecological services
  • HIV tests
  • Immunizations
  • Minor surgery
  • Nutritional counseling
  • On-site laboratory for urinalysis, strep tests, pregnancy tests, hemoglobins, and blood sugars
  • Physical examinations
  • Psychological services
  • Referrals
  • Sports medicine
  • Treatment of STDs
Day Care Services?
No

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 32 responses

  • 19% Theft/robberies
  • 19% None
  • 15% Excessive drinking
  • 6% Criminal activity near campus
  • 6% Drugs
  • 6% Non-students on campus
  • 6% Unlit pathways
  • 5% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 3% Dorm safety
  • 3% Violence among students
  • 3% Walking alone
  • 2% Gang violence
  • 2% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Lack of a strong security presence

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 31 responses

  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 39% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 10% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 13% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 39% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 31 responses

  • 6% We have campus police?
  • 6% Not very visible.
  • 10% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 52% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 26% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 31 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 10% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 32% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 58% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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