Health & Safety

Troy, NY
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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: We have a very serious understanding of what should be considered a safe and healthy environment for our students. We always have things like information, education, and contraception at our disposal. We are also required to sit through a 3 hour course on our internet network before we can gain entrance to living on campus.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I love Don that is all.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Public safety officers are friendly.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel safe walking alone on campus when there's other students walking around also. I don't feel very safe walking across the campus when it's dark outside because there is usually no one outside. There aren't any public safety officers outside during the night either to make sure the campus is safe. Other than that, public safety answers my phone calls whenever I call them.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: Health insurance is mandatory, but it was very poor. I do not know about the insurance they have now, as I have private insurance and opted out.

I do not like the parking lot at night.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 268th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 1197th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 1200th
    Safest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Leah Foley
Troy, New York
Nutrition Science
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The safest areas on campus are the main buildings where most students attend classes because there are always people around. Public Safety is also located in this area. Other safe places are the Student Center, Neff Athletic Center, and the dining hall area. The most unsafe areas on campus are the surrounding city streets of the College and buildings that are not often used since people are not usually around to help in case of an emergency. Students feel safe enough to walk alone at night on campus, but they do not feel safe enough to walk alone off campus during the day or night. Students should always walk in groups or with at least one other person because the city streets are just not safe and you never know if something could occur. Cell phones should always be with students in case something does happen.

The campus police do have a visible presence, and they are often outside checking things out, especially in the parking lot since many cars get broken into. There are cameras, so they can keep an eye on all locations at one time. The Wellness Center is accessible to all students and is very convenient. It is located on the first floor of Kellas (the freshman dorm) and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. It offers many services such as flu shots, birth control prescriptions, protection for sex, and just regular medical prescriptions that students may need. The Wellness Center also provides the school with a peer educator group that takes part in school activities in order to raise awareness or to just educate students about health-related problems.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 1
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 4
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Public Safety
John Paine Building, first floor
(518) 244-3177 emergency; (518) 244-4741 non-emergency
Safety Services
  • Blue-light system
  • Public Safety escort
  • Security cameras
Health Center
Wellness Center
Kellas Hall, lower level
(518) 244-2261
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Gynecological exams
  • Pregnancy testing and counseling
  • Prescription medications
  • Routine physicals
  • Sick visits, PPD screenings and Tetanus booster
  • Throat cultures
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
If students are feeling especially homesick, they can talk to someone about it at the Wellness Center. The Wellness Center has a whole section about homesickness on its Web site, including tips on how to adjust to life away from home.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 16 responses

  • 23% Criminal activity near campus
  • 17% Walking alone
  • 12% Non-students on campus
  • 12% Theft/robberies
  • 6% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 6% Unlit pathways
  • 4% Dorm safety
  • 4% Lack of safety escort services
  • 4% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 4% None
  • 2% Excessive drinking
  • 2% Gang violence
  • 2% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 0% Drugs
  • 0% Violence among students

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 16 responses

  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 6% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 12% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 19% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 38% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 25% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 16 responses

  • 6% We have campus police?
  • 12% Not very visible.
  • 12% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 56% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 12% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 16 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 44% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 25% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 31% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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