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4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: If you don't feel safe at night, you can call public safety and they will transport you safely from on location to the other.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Hardly any campus crime, small knit community. although there is a road on campus that I feel uncomfortable walking alone at night on. It has a so called nickname of "rape road" it backs up to the woods on one side. Its poorly lit

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There were a few issues I heard about; someone was stabbed this year but I think that was the worst.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Crime is very low on campus. I feel very safe on my campus, even when walking a lone in the dark. We have a texting alert system even if we do feel unsafe. This makes public safety come to us and assist whomever needs it. Our Wellness center is also very easy to make appointments with a doctor and is free.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Alfred is relatively quite. There are the occasional incidents but they are responded to quickly and strongly. The student body often responds in outrage when these crimes occur and the administration does everything they can to stop it from happening again. The only weekend where there seems to be a problem is Hot Dog Day weekend, and a lot of that is vandalism.


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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 28 responses

  • 20% None
  • 13% Walking alone
  • 12% Unlit pathways
  • 8% Excessive drinking
  • 8% Non-students on campus
  • 7% Drugs
  • 7% Theft/robberies
  • 7% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 3% Dorm safety
  • 3% Lack of safety escort services
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 3% Violence among students
  • 3% Criminal activity near campus
  • 2% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 0% Gang violence

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 14 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 visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 29 responses

  • 7% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 34% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 34% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 10% Not very visible.
  • 14% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 33 responses

  • 48% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 39% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 9% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 3% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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