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.