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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: It is a quite town, where the police are part of the amps, but hardly seen unless called in by student. They do arrive very quickly though.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Sometimes public safety is a little over eager. For example, they'll give cars tickets even though they have the right permits to be there. Everyone is really caring, and I've never felt threatened once on campus. Crime is rarely seen.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: for the most part, Alfred is really safe. However, there have been reports of assaults recently so it makes me feel a little uneasy.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Alfred it so tiny, there's nothing dangerous about it. We occasionally get an email about an "assault" that occurred the previous night, but usually it was just some drunk girl overreacting about a guy talking to her.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I appreciate the presence of security on campus and I have needed to use it recently. It is hard when you are being threatened by another student on campus and you fear that any reporting of it will cause further retaliation from that person. That is why i feel better knowing there are security cameras and now I make sure to stay in their sight. I do feel safer knowing that security isnt that far away.


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At orientation, they give all the girls whistles, which they are supposed to blow in case some unknown assailant tries to drag them off into the woods. It is a nice gesture, but honestly, gas stations in Alfred still allow you to pump before you pay. The town is one in a chain of intimate communities where everyone knows their neighbors, and familiar names are always in the police blotter. It's one of the few instances where public shame is an effective deterrent to crime.

It's a small campus, so you're never too far from safety. There are emergency phones strategically placed around campus, and campus police are constantly patrolling on foot or on horseback. They'll even escort you the whole five feet to your dorm if your whistle's broken or you just don't want to go alone. The greatest danger to students at Alfred University is their own boredom. There just isn't much to do. The mixture of alcohol, idleness, and various types of frustration often leads to some pretty serious situations. If you want to survive four years at Alfred, bring your car—it's your only link to the outside world and Wegmans—but don't drive drunk. Discover clubs and intramurals, and wear bright colors if you plan on hiking nearby nature trails during hunting season.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 1
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 11
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Public Safety
Physical Plant Building, 1 Saxon Drive
(607) 871-2108
Safety Services
  • Blue-light phones
  • Campus safety report
  • Escort assistance service
  • Text message alert system
Health Center
Wellness Center
19 Park St.
(607) 871-2400
Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy injections
  • Confidential STD and HIV testing
  • Counseling
  • Drug screenings
  • Emergency care
  • General health care
  • Routine blood work
  • Women's health care
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 23 responses

  • 19% None
  • 13% Walking alone
  • 9% Excessive drinking
  • 9% Unlit pathways
  • 9% Non-students on campus
  • 8% Theft/robberies
  • 8% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 6% Drugs
  • 4% Dorm safety
  • 4% Lack of safety escort services
  • 4% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 4% Violence among students
  • 4% Criminal activity near campus
  • 0% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 0% Gang violence

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 23 responses

  • 30% High quality, very convenient.
  • 13% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 22% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 35% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 24 responses

  • 8% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 29% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 33% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 12% Not very visible.
  • 17% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 23 responses

  • 52% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 35% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 9% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 4% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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