Health & Safety

Glassboro, NJ
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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: anywhere around campus you can get a security or police man

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: During the day I feel very safe on campus, but once it is nighttime I rarely walk alone. There have been sexual assault incidents and drug deals, and campus security seem to only notice after it happens. There are lots of security officers, on the other hand, which is why I still feel somewhat safe at night on campus.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: There are also Rowan Police vehicles around campus and there is a safety number you can call if you need assistance.

3 College Student

Health & Safety: If you need to get anywhere on campus after dark you should be fine, but going out into Glassboro alone is not something most would advise. From others I'm told that getting an appointment with the Health Center for just about anything is a hassle unless you are having what they deem "a real problem". They've been known to turn some people away for seeking psychiatric help if they don't think it's that urgent, they are a relatively small staff but I think if they used some of their graduate students to alleviate the workload it would probably be better.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Glassboro is an awful town plain and simple. The only time you notice it on campus though is when people come back hammered from parties.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 937th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 975th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 1231st
    Safest Campuses

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Scott Wordsman
Rockaway, N.J.
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All in all, Rowan is a pretty safe campus. Although parts of Glassboro are a bit seedy, it is pretty rare that students run into trouble with townies. However, when calls of distress are made, Public Safety arrives in a relatively quick amount of time. In light of past crimes that occurred on and near campus—there were some assaults and robberies within the last few years, including a beating death—Public Safety has become more militant in its protection of students. Since most assaults were committed by non-students, Public Safety has been strict about allowing non-Rowan students to enter campus. In addition, dark walkways have been lit, and more patrolling has taken place. Plus, there is an escort service offered to students that provides walking escorts, as well as a shuttle service, so students don't have to walk anywhere alone. Maintaining your safety on campus is not that hard, as long as caution is exercised in every situation.

The Rowan health center is conveniently located right by the library. The nurses and doctors who work there are very helpful people. They provide free vaccinations and help students overcome any kind of sicknesses. A non-profit agency, FamCare, provides sexual health services at the health center, including women’s exams, birth control, and STD testing.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 2
  • Arson: 1
  • Burglary: 24
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 3
  • Sex Offenses: 3
  • Vehicle Theft: 2
Security Office
Public Safety
(856) 256-4922
Safety Services
  • Rape Agression Defense program
  • Rowan alert message system
  • Safe Walk and Ride program
  • Student patrol
Health Center
Student Health Center
Linden Hall
(856) 256-4333
Monday 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Wednesday 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Thursday 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy shots
  • Basic medical care
  • Immunizations
  • Lab testing
  • Physicals
  • Some medications
  • STD testing (through FamCare)
  • TB testing
  • Women's health (through FamCare)
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 45 responses

  • 14% Walking alone
  • 10% Criminal activity near campus
  • 10% Theft/robberies
  • 10% Non-students on campus
  • 8% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 8% None
  • 7% Unlit pathways
  • 6% Drugs
  • 6% Excessive drinking
  • 5% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 5% Dorm safety
  • 3% Gang violence
  • 3% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 3% Violence among students
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 44 responses

  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 23% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 23% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 25% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 30% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 44 responses

  • 2% We have campus police?
  • 9% Not very visible.
  • 18% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 39% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 32% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 45 responses

  • 7% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 22% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 42% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 29% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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