Health & Safety

Location
Salisbury, MD
Undergrads
7,323
Tuition (in-state)
$16,046 ($7,700)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Police escort to off-campus or on campus housing available up to 3 am in the morning.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Even though the areas surrounding the university are not the prettiest, campus security does a great job of maintaining a safe place for the students to gather. I have not heard of many, if any, situations occurring on campus. Unfortunately, I cannot say the same applies once off campus. As soon as a foot is stepped off of campus grounds, you are in trouble. The outside security of the town is not the strongest and there have been many incidents involving students traveling near and around campus. I personally feel pretty comfortable on campus however I would not walk alone, anywhere, if given the choice.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: We have guys that walk people that feel safe back to dorms. We also have police station with help lights that are around campus.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Safety on campus, I feel is very good. There are on-campus officers and police station. If a student wants to be escorted to their dorm they can call an on-campus escort. All of the pathways are well lit and the tunnel that runs under Rt. 13 has cameras in it. There is also panic buttons all around campus.

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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Rankings View more rankings . . .

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

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Harsh Desai
Hometown
Salisbury, MD
Major
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
www.salisbury.edu/police/Contact/default.asp?dept=University%20Police
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
www.salisbury.edu/health
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?
No

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 54 responses

  • 21% Criminal activity near campus
  • 17% Theft/robberies
  • 16% Walking alone
  • 8% Non-students on campus
  • 8% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 7% Excessive drinking
  • 5% Gang violence
  • 4% Drugs
  • 4% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 4% None
  • 2% Dorm safety
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 1% Unlit pathways
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 1% Violence among students

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 6 responses

Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
  • Alcohol plays a significant role in sexual assault on campus.
  • Campus administrators provide a supportive environment for victims of sexual assault.
  • Campus administrators work hard to actively prevent sexual assaults on our campus.
  • A friend, a classmate, or I have been a victim of sexual assault on/near our campus.
  • Our campus has easily accessible support services in place to address sexual assaults.
  • Sexual assaults are a serious problem on campus.
  • Students take the issue of sexual assault on campus seriously.

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 53 responses

  • 2% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 2% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 17% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 11% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 36% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 32% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 53 responses

  • 4% We have campus police?
  • 2% Not very visible.
  • 26% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 49% 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 53 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 32% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 55% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 13% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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