Health & Safety

Vestal, NY
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$16,795 ($7,645)
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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Never felt in danger when on campus even late at night

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: On campus it's very safe, however if you venture downtown that is a completely different story. Been shootings, thefts, muggings, and such.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Campus has cameras and hospital to provide security and first aid for every student.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Poor hours and not convenient

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The police are always making rounds around the campus and Harpur's Ferry are convenient when you are hurt.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 383rd
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 476th
    Safest Campuses
  • 1339th
    Best Student Health Center

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Mills Horton
Geneseo, Illinois
English-Creative Writing
Grad Year
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With a closed campus, fully-trained police officers, on-site ambulance service, blue-light emergency phones, and Safe Ride vans making the rounds at night, most students would feel safe anywhere on campus and at any time. Students acknowledge that dorm safety is in their hands, and that it can be relatively easy to get into the dormitories if one waits by the door. However, an intruder would have to gain access to the closed campus before even approaching the dormitories. Overall, major incidents are rare, and should something go wrong, the school is more than prepared.

Some students may complain about an overly-protective security system on campus, but few would argue for the alternative. It just shows that students trust each other to act respectably and responsibly, making it easy to take an effective system for granted.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 4
  • Burglary: 22
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 1
  • Sex Offenses: 2
  • Vehicle Theft: 1
Security Office
New York State University Police
Couper Administration Building
(607) 777-2393
Safety Services
  • Blue-light phones
  • Campus watch
  • Educational programs
  • Escorts
  • Gate guards
  • Operation ID
  • Personal property engraving and registering
  • Rape Aggression Defense (RAD)
  • Student escort vans
Health Center
University Health Service
Decker Student Health Services Center
(607) 777-2221
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Health Services
  • Alcohol and drug education and counseling
  • Emergency contraception
  • Health education and consultation
  • HIV testing
  • Laboratory services
  • Prescriptions
  • Sports medicine
  • Travel medicine
  • Vaccinations
  • Women's services
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 77 responses

  • 18% None
  • 14% Excessive drinking
  • 10% Criminal activity near campus
  • 10% Drugs
  • 8% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 7% Theft/robberies
  • 7% Walking alone
  • 7% Non-students on campus
  • 4% Unlit pathways
  • 4% Gang violence
  • 3% Dorm safety
  • 2% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Lack of a strong security presence

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 76 responses

  • 5% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 1% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 24% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 17% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 30% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 22% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 76 responses

  • 3% We have campus police?
  • 7% Not very visible.
  • 22% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 47% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 21% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 76 responses

  • 1% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 11% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 39% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 49% Extremely safe and secure on campus.


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