Ursinus College was founded in 1869, and a town grew around it, which became known as Collegeville. Because of this, it should come as no surprise that the fire station is actually on the corner of campus, and the police station is across the street from the fire station. But don't worry—there is not much of a Collegeville police presence on campus. However, students will frequently see members of Campus Safety prowling Ursinus on their bikes.
The members of Campus Safety are usually friendly to students and make the environment much more relaxed. This relationship also sort of carries over to parties on campus—while Campus Safety officers may be nearby, they won't break up a party because someone is too loud. Campus Safety officers usually let the students live their lives unless they do something that affects the safety of themselves or others on campus. They are, however, fairly strict on parking. Although students complain that Campus Safety officers can be inconsistent in doling out tickets, the officers try to be as consistent as possible. Students will run the risk of getting a ticket if they've parked illegally. On the whole, however, students generally feel safe and relaxed on the campus.