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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel really safe on campus. There are security guards all over campus and where there aren't, there are blue emergency boxes that gets help to you immediately.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: There are security guards all around campus, indoor and outdoors 24/7

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: Security sucks. More interested if you have your school I.D then the frequent drunk homeless guy who walks past our school at least 4 times daily harassing women smoking.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: For being in the heart of NYC, I feel extremely safe. There is campus security everywhere and they all work hard to make the students feel protected. There is very little crime, be aware of where your (expensive) supplies and equipment are at all times though!

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Guards in every building. Must have IDs to get in. There are phone lines to reach them on every floor. You're the city, so you should be pretty safe. Not a lot of people want to do something in broad daylight and in a crowded area.


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To students, the security around FIT is considered very strict; however, the level of security adds to the level of safety for students attending FIT. The safety level makes perfect sense, considering the school is located in New York City. The block that FIT resides on, 27th Street between Seventh and Eighth avenues, is blocked from oncoming traffic between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. The security office also works close with the NYPD, as officers are often seen on campus, to add to the level of safety.

Students must be smart and use common sense to stay safe in New York City. It can be a dangerous place at times, as any city can be. Staying alert is a critical habit that one must be accustomed to while living in such a big city. When it comes to health, FIT has an on-site health center located on the fourth floor of the David Dubinsky Center (the A Building). All full-time students have access to the features of the health center. The health center provides general medical and gynecological care. It is staffed by nurse practitioners and physicians.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 1
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Security Office
Room D442
(212) 217-7777
Safety Services
  • Investigations and follow-ups
  • Lost and Found
  • Medical emergency response
  • Photo ID/replacement
  • The security guards at FIT are unarmed but equipped with portable two-way radios. The staff works closely with the New York City Police Department, 10th Precinct.
Health Center
Health Services
Room A402
(212) 217-4190
Monday 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Tuesday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Wednesday-Thursday 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Accupuncture
  • General medical and gynecological care
  • HIV testing
  • Laboratory services
  • Massage therapy
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Vaccinations
  • Women's clinic
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
  • FIT is a dry campus, meaning there is no alcohol allowed on campus or at any functions hosted by FIT, whether it's on campus or not.
  • As big as New York City is, it consistently ranks as one of the top 10 safest big cities to live in America.
  • Students and faculty are not allowed in any buildings at FIT without showing their school ID first.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 72 responses

  • 19% None
  • 16% Walking alone
  • 13% Criminal activity near campus
  • 11% Non-students on campus
  • 11% Theft/robberies
  • 7% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 6% Drugs
  • 4% Dorm safety
  • 4% Excessive drinking
  • 3% Unlit pathways
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 1% Gang violence
  • 1% Violence among students

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 43 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 72 responses

  • 58% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 31% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 3% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 3% Not very visible.
  • 6% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 80 responses

  • 60% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 35% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 5% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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