Health & Safety

Rochester, NY
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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I have never felt unsafe on campus and the support systems are very present.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus, but my wallet was stolen in my first semester. It was turned in to the library that same night, stripped of cash and coins.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I felt very safe on campus because the school police were always around, especially at night, and the school provided several security numbers for everyone on campus, in case anything happened. Another safety measure was that the school offered amnesty for people hurt from drinking at parties, when other students called in, which I find very effective as it makes sure students feel safe in helping friends who are in danger of hurting themselves.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I've never felt unsafe when walking around campus, even when it's late at night.

3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Crime across the bridge in the ward has gone up. It's definitely gotten worse in the past few years.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 746th
    Safest Campuses
  • 806th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 926th
    Best Student Health Center

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Dave Levy
Randolph, NJ
History and International Relations
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River Campus is generally thought of as very safe. Students feel comfortable walking around at any hour of the night, and there are multiple ways to contact security in the event of an emergency. Security is on constant patrol around campus, and there are more than enough on duty at any given time. The crime rate on campus remains low, and students feel safe walking around campus at any time of day.

Security is occasionally strict, as they are known to crack down on fraternities, and many end up on probation, so fraternity members resent security and say they give the fraternity houses undue attention. There was also an incident when security took students' bicycles that were not locked up for safekeeping. Additionally, from the outside point of view, there is not a large amount of security to go through when coming in. Pretty much anyone could come onto campus, and if someone swiped them in with an ID, they could easily get into any dorm. A few incidents have occurred due to this, but the campus generally remains quiet.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 2
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 70
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 8
  • Sex Offenses: 8
  • Vehicle Theft: 9
Security Office
Security services
612 Wilson Blvd.
13 on any phone (emergency) (585) 275-3333 (non-emergency)
Safety Services
  • Blue-light phones
  • Late-night escort
  • MERT (Medical Emergency Response Team)
  • Safety bulletin e-mails
Health Center
University Health Service
(585) 275-2662
Monday 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Tuesday 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Wednesday-Friday 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m.-6 p.m.
Health Center
River Campus
Monday 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Tuesday 9:15 a.m.- 9 p.m., Wednesday-Thursday 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday-Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy injections
  • Counseling
  • Immunizations
  • Laboratory tests and x-rays
  • Medications
  • Patient Advocate
  • Physical Therapy
  • Primary Care
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
  • Security officers at UR are trained for 32 hours to hold a New York State license and undergo an additional 320 hours of in-house basic training.
  • In 1995, security added a bike patrol, which cut down on response time, maximized visibility of officers, and reduced operating costs of security vehicles.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 53 responses

  • 28% Criminal activity near campus
  • 14% Theft/robberies
  • 14% Walking alone
  • 10% Excessive drinking
  • 10% None
  • 7% Non-students on campus
  • 3% Lack of safety escort services
  • 3% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 2% Drugs
  • 2% Unlit pathways
  • 2% Gang violence
  • 2% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 1% Dorm safety
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 1% Violence among students

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 10 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 53 responses

  • 4% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 2% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 9% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 11% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 30% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 43% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 53 responses

  • 0% We have campus police?
  • 2% Not very visible.
  • 19% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 66% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 13% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 53 responses

  • 2% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 6% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 53% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 40% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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