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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Elmhurst is a safe school in a safe town. I haven't heard of any campus crime. The woman in charge of campus security takes her job really seriously and is very good at what she does.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Campus crime is low and very basic things. Everyone disregards safety measures in residence halls. There is a lot of things our campus can do to educate more people on campus but many times it's students who don't want to listen. There are plenty of programs throughout the year with very low attendance. Also having a "mandatory" test wasn't helpful.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Safety and security is great! I have never had a night that I am walking around campus and I do not feel safe. There are lampposts everywhere as well as the security call emergency stations that if something were to happen, someone could press it and get help. The security officers also take their jobs very serious, but are also very friendly if you do not rub them the wrong way. There is little campus crime as far as I know.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Overall elmhurst is a pretty safe community and school. There is rarely any assaults of violence in the elmhurst community

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Elmhurst College has gained the reputation to be one of the top safest among Chicagoland area schools- and this has withstood true during my experience at Elmhurst.


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The most dangerous event you'll experience at Elmhurst is a skunk ambush. There are currently 0.68 violent crimes per 1,000 people in Elmhurst, making it one the safest suburbs of Chicago. Students can walk on and off campus anytime, day or night, with $100 bills glued to their shirts and be perfectly safe. The campus has emergency phone booths set up in a few areas if you feel like you're in danger, but most of them have cobwebs. Even if you're walking alone at 2 or 3 in the morning, the likelihood of a serious threat is very low. With the train station so close, a random outsider will occasionally hang around, but campus security usually takes care of this before too much trouble is caused. Keep in mind, though, that there is a higher chance of theft because of these outsiders. It’s unlikely that you’ll be mugged, but bikes (and even some cars) have been stolen. Other than that, you’ll feel perfectly safe but take the skunk advice seriously—when they’re walking straight toward on a sidewalk, it can be a little intimidating.

If you get hurt or sick, the health center is easily accessible. It has walk-in hours on Mondays and Wednesdays and is open every weekday until 4 or 5 (depending what day it is). The center offers testing, immunizations, and counseling, which includes massage therapy! It also has Band-Aids, condoms, and other minor self-serve health necessities in a side room that is not supervised.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 7
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 1
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Campus Security
(630) 617-3000
Safety Services
  • Emergency blue-light phones
  • Escort service
  • Operation ID
  • Silent witness program
  • STOP (dial STOP from any campus phone to report a crime)
Health Center
The Wellness Center
Niebuhr Hall
(630) 617-3565
Monday 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Tuesday 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Thursday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy shots
  • Basic medical care
  • Health programs
  • Immunizations
  • Lab work
  • Men's health
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Physicals
  • Referrals
  • Self-care area
  • STD testing
  • Women's health
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 35 responses

  • 35% None
  • 19% Non-students on campus
  • 12% Theft/robberies
  • 8% Excessive drinking
  • 8% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 6% Criminal activity near campus
  • 4% Dorm safety
  • 2% Drugs
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Unlit pathways
  • 2% Walking alone
  • 2% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 0% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 0% Violence among students
  • 0% Gang violence

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 19 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 35 responses

  • 40% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 43% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 11% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 3% Not very visible.
  • 3% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 42 responses

  • 71% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 29% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 0% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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