Most students genuinely feel safe at Ursinus. There have been a few incidents of theft on campus, but the statistics have been declining every year. And to be realistic, most of these cases usually occur when students leave their doors unlocked, allowing easy entry into any room. On the whole, however, students are generally satisfied with their safety. In terms of students' health, they are in good hands here. The medical director in charge of the Wellness Center is an MD, and there is also a hospital nearby, which provides a broader range of health-care services.
Security is always present, and those who work in the campus safety department are very friendly and genuinely concerned with the safety of the students. The officers are not a sort of collegiate Gestapo, ready to break down any doors because someone left a beer bottle out in the open. In the event of an emergency, there are phones in every building so students can quickly reach the Campus Safety department. In regards to everyday security, students get two keys—one to enter the residential building in which they live, and the other to get into their room. Even being as close to a residential neighborhood as Ursinus is, students seem to feel very safe.