Health & Safety

Buffalo, NY
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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The main thing that freaked everybody out was when there was a gunman from a robbery nearby who ended up having an Airsoft gun and not a real one -_-

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus police are always working and alert . They make sure students are safe.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The safety is good but the receptionists at the health clinic are really rude.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: There are a few times when I've received alerts from the campus telling me to be careful because there's someone on the loose that has mugged a student. This worries me, but it mostly happens at night, and since I live off campus I don't really pay much attention. During the day, I always feel safe because there are so many people around.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: There needs to be more campus police in the south campus buildings

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 639th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 876th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 1086th
    Safest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Christina Reisenauer
Amherst, N.Y.
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Surveying the campus police blotter in Wednesday's issue of the Spectrum is a popular ritual at UB because most of the crimes are harmless-a stolen laser pointer from the natural sciences building, a case of indigestion in one of the dining halls, a false fire alarm in a dormitory, and now and then, students caught having sex in a dark classroom. North Campus is nestled in a suburban town that has been named the safest in the U.S., but while students have a reason and a right to feel safe, UB is not without its odd quality-of-life crimes. Often these crimes can be chalked up to students who don't take precautions: the laptop stolen from the unlocked room, the clothes taken from the unattended dryer, the stereo yanked from the car parked with its windows down. By junior or senior year, most students know someone who has been a victim. If you're coming from a rural area or a small town, you should read some public safety pamphlets in the first few weeks of school to learn how to avoid minor crimes.

Security is a more serious issue on South Campus and in University Heights. During the day, students and faculty can be confident in their safety, but at night, neither men nor women should walk anywhere alone, and students should steer clear of areas that are particularly dark or empty. Burglaries can happen if doors are not locked, and rarely, but sometimes, more serious crimes occur. Luckily, students who do not feel comfortable living with the uncertainties of an urban environment can stay on North Campus, which-save for the odd quality-of-life crime-is as secure as a castle with a moat.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 5
  • Arson: 2
  • Burglary: 74
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 2
  • Sex Offenses: 2
  • Vehicle Theft: 5
Security Office
University Police
(716) 645-2222 (emergencies)
Safety Services
  • Alcohol and drug awareness seminars
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Emergency response
  • Lost and found
  • Operation Identification/Book I.D.
  • Rape prevention seminars
  • Self-defense workshops
Health Center
Health Services
Michael Hall
(716) 829-3316
Monday 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Chiropractic Care
  • Dental Care
  • Dietitian
  • Eating Disorder Rehabilitation
  • Health Screening
  • HIV Testing & Counseling
  • Immunizations
  • Infections Disease Clinic
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Sports Medicine
  • STI Screening
  • Women's Health Clinic
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
In 2003, Amherst was named America's safest city by the Quitno Institute, an independent research company that analyzes crime rates. Amherst, the home of North Campus, has won the award in five of the past eight years.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 85 responses

  • 18% Theft/robberies
  • 15% Criminal activity near campus
  • 14% Walking alone
  • 9% Excessive drinking
  • 8% Non-students on campus
  • 6% None
  • 6% Drugs
  • 5% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 4% Unlit pathways
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 3% Violence among students
  • 3% Dorm safety
  • 3% Gang violence
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 82 responses

  • 4% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 1% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 18% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 10% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 30% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 37% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 85 responses

  • 0% We have campus police?
  • 5% Not very visible.
  • 14% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 60% 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 85 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 14% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 60% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 26% Extremely safe and secure on campus.


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