Health & Safety

South Orange, NJ
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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Police are dicks but they have to pick between making the people paying taxes happy or us, and I'm guessing they like getting paid..

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: i personally feel safe on campus, but i know of some people that are in constant fear of being attack or robbed off campus.

2 College Junior

Health & Safety: Security is not that excellent at school seeing as how during the day, anyone can drive on into the campus without having to go through security.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: All students must be alert when walking on campus but especially off campus.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: South Orange is not known as the safest areas but as long as you dont walk towards Newark and walk in groups at night there is no reason to worry. The area surrounding campus is not as bad as many make it seem as long as your smart about it. Safety on campus is great.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 552nd
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 1164th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 1252nd
    Safest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Ian Mehok
Pittsburgh, PA
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Seton Hall’s proximity to Newark has precipitated a solid security system. In the past 10 years, they have enclosed the University with a large fence. The only way to get in or out of campus by foot is to swipe your student ID card through a magnetic lock system. To get into dorm buildings, there are student workers and guards who also check your student ID card. Recently, the school has hired the infamous Pinkerton Guards to roam around school. They’ve also installed emergency phone booths throughout the campus. If students do not feel safe walking at night, they can have a guard escort them to wherever they are going.

An area where security lets its guard down is at the two gates on campus where cars can enter. Each gate has a booth that is supposed to check for parking passes on vehicles or assign guest passes. Rather than stop though, anyone in a hurry can merely use the age-old password, give a friendly wave, and never have to worry about using a parking pass on campus. Still, once on campus with a car, having access to any dormitories or student-only locations would require identification.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 20
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 1
  • Sex Offenses: 6
  • Vehicle Theft: 2
Security Office
Department of Public Safety and Security
(973) 761-9300 (emergency) (973) 761-9328 (non-emergency)
Safety Services
  • Campus Escorts
  • Emergency notification system
  • Emergency Phones
  • SHUFLY Shuttle Service
Health Center
Seton Hall University Health Services
303 Centre Street
(973) 761-9175
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Basic medical services
  • Counseling and psychological services
  • On-site pharmaceuticals
  • STD screening
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
  • Because of a fire in Boland Hall, colleges across the country have set stricter rules about smoking in dormitories.
  • Any furniture brought along to campus housing must meet California Tech. Bulletin 133, or else it faces confiscation.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 50 responses

  • 25% Criminal activity near campus
  • 14% Theft/robberies
  • 14% Walking alone
  • 9% Non-students on campus
  • 7% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 6% Gang violence
  • 6% None
  • 5% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 4% Excessive drinking
  • 3% Unlit pathways
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 1% Drugs
  • 1% Dorm safety
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 0% 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 51 responses

  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 2% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 24% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 14% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 27% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 33% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 51 responses

  • 4% We have campus police?
  • 4% Not very visible.
  • 10% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 59% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 24% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 51 responses

  • 2% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 24% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 45% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 29% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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