Health & Safety

Location
Saratoga Springs, NY
Undergrads
2,648
Tuition
$44,170
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have never had a bad experience

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5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Campo is there when you need them and are mostly friendly and helpful.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Health department is always really helpful and the Skidmore EMS service is top notch! Campus officers are also really cool. They just try to keep everyone out of trouble while letting them explore everything college has to offer. ;)

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus safety, commonly referred to as campo by skidmore students, does a great job at keeping Skidmore secure for it's students. We have a blue light system, similar to many colleges. Also, nobody is going to be looking to get you into trouble. Campo is usually very lenient and mostly wants to make sure you are okay, rather than getting you into trouble.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campo is friendly, cares about the safety of the student, and is never looking to get anyone in trouble.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 193rd
    Safest Campuses
  • 635th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 683rd
    Best Student Health Center

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Caroline Wurtzel
Hometown
Great Neck, NY
Major
English (Studio Art Minor)
Grad Year
2012
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Skidmore's Campus Safety is a 24-hour resource on campus. Commonly referred to as "Campo," Campus Safety officers patrol the campus day and night via the Campus Safety vehicles. Their presence is certainly known, but not overbearing. The officers are there to help you more than to get you in trouble, though it is Campus Safety who breaks up on-campus parties. Students can call Campus Safety for a range of issues, from a personal safety concern to helping too-drunk students to just helping get into an apartment if a student is locked out. Most students feel safe walking around campus alone, though some students feel more comfortable walking in groups. The campus is generally well-lit, and there are blue-lights in multiple locations around campus. Students generally feel safe about their belongings on campus; it is common to leave your belongings in the library while you grab lunch.  

The health center is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.), and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. (walk-ins only). Health Services offers many services, including immunizations, men's and women's health, medications, and a nutritionist. Some students feel as if Health Services is mediocre in quality, but it certainly has a lot to offer in services.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 4
  • Burglary: 5
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 1
  • Sex Offenses: 3
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Department of Campus Safety
Jonsson Tower
(518) 580-5566 emergencies; (518) 580-5567 nonemergencies
cms.skidmore.edu/campus_safety
Safety Services
  • Bicycle control
  • Emergency blue-light telephones
  • Operation ID
  • Personal safety escorts
  • Safety surveys
  • Silent witness
  • Skidmore Urgent Notification System (SUNS), mass notification system via email and/or text
  • Snow/weather line
  • TIPS line
  • Vehicle jump start
Health Center
Health Services
Jonsson Tower, first floor
(518) 580-5550
cms.skidmore.edu/health
Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Alcohol/drug information, education, counseling, and referrals
  • Basic medical services
  • Counseling and psychological services
  • Diversity information, education, and support
  • General lab testing
  • HIV/AIDS information, counseling, testing, and support
  • Physical exams for health maintenance
  • Resources for health-, illness-, and wellness-related topics and issues
  • Sexual assault/sexual harassment information, prevention, education, counseling, and support
  • Smoking cessation information, education, and support
  • STD evaluation, testing, and treatment
  • Women's health and gynecological exams
  • X-rays
Day Care Services?
No
Did You Know?
There are 24-hour security patrols on campus, both by foot and by vehicle.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 39 responses

  • 22% None
  • 15% Excessive drinking
  • 14% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 11% Non-students on campus
  • 10% Walking alone
  • 8% Drugs
  • 5% Theft/robberies
  • 4% Criminal activity near campus
  • 4% Unlit pathways
  • 3% Dorm safety
  • 3% Violence among students
  • 1% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 0% Gang violence
  • 0% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 0% Lack of safety escort services

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 39 responses

  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 13% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 13% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 28% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 46% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 39 responses

  • 0% We have campus police?
  • 0% Not very visible.
  • 21% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 64% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 15% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 39 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 3% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 36% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 62% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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