Health & Safety

Salisbury, MD
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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Theirs a lot of crime that happens around the city, sometimes gets to campus, but nothing to bad.

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Not the greatest but it seems to be getting a lot better as time goes on. There is a lot of off campus crime that can affect the students if you're not careful. I wouldn't recommend walking to parties off campus but if you do, carry pepper spray.

1 College Senior

Health & Safety: Salisbury university tries to cover this up but the amount of violence near campus is actually scary. There are emails week after week about armed robberies, bomb threats, assaults on campus, etc. You really have to be careful about where you choose to live when moving off campus and where you are after dark. SU police does a crappy job of letting you know when something immediately dangerous is happening near campus.

2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: While the health center is great I don't always feel safe on campus. There are gangs outside of campus and criminal activity. Almost every night I can hear sirens going up and down the street. I also don't like how the campus is open. I would feel safer if there was more security getting into buildings or feeling more enclosed from the outside world.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus feels very safe, there is a lot of violence off campus and around town, but campus itself feels safe.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 567th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 1088th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 1309th
    Safest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Harsh Desai
Salisbury, MD
Biology/ Pre-medicine
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Safety of students is a high priority for campus officials. Naturally, as with any college, there is some minor crime, but the SU police officers do not let much slip past them. Students are constantly kept aware of any crime through a text message alert system, alarms in all academic and administrative buildings, and e-mail alerts. Furthermore, there are blue-light phones throughout campus in case of emergencies. On party nights, Saferide vans are available to provide safe transportation back to campus—no questions asked. Finally, officers and student assistants are available to escort any student who feels uncomfortable walking alone at night.

There is no doubt that minor crime is present on campus, but most students feel really safe walking on campus. Off campus, however, is a different matter. The campus is surrounded by many rough neighborhoods that are points of concern for local law enforcement. Therefore, students are advised to stay in groups in these areas and to stay alert. Despite these dangers, most students still feel confident enough to venture into these areas—in groups, of course. Overall, safety at Salisbury is not an overriding concern for students because they know the campus police and local law enforcement are on the case.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 3
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 28
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 2
  • Sex Offenses: 2
  • Vehicle Theft: 2
Security Office
Salisbury University Police
(410) 543-6222
Safety Services
  • Blue light system
  • Campus-wide alert system
  • Escort service
  • Saferide
  • Self-defense training
Health Center
Student Health Services
180 Holloway Hall, 1101 Camden Ave.
(410) 543-6262
Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m., 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Health Services
  • Acute care
  • Alcohol/drug programs
  • HPV vaccine
  • Primary care
  • Self care center
  • STD testing information
  • Well physicals
  • Women's health exams
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 52 responses

  • 21% Criminal activity near campus
  • 18% Theft/robberies
  • 16% Walking alone
  • 8% Non-students on campus
  • 8% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 6% Excessive drinking
  • 5% Gang violence
  • 4% Drugs
  • 4% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 3% None
  • 2% Dorm safety
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 1% Unlit pathways
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 1% Violence among students

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 52 responses

  • 2% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 2% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 17% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 12% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 35% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 33% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 52 responses

  • 4% We have campus police?
  • 2% Not very visible.
  • 25% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 50% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 19% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 52 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 33% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 54% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 13% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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