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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Safety & Security is always there to help. No one is afraid to go to them if they need something. Also, health services is extremely accessible.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus Safety is very reliable and approachable. They provide escort service at night every day, and does not exercise intolerance for drinking and smoking.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I think campus is mostly safe. That being said, I have never had a problem that requires safety and security to get involved and they are not particularly noticeable on campus anyway so if I did have a serious problem I would sooner call the police than campus security.

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Security is very cool and chill. They allow us to drink responsibly and they look out for us. There is no fear of them on campus. They are like older brothers and fathers that look out for us.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: No worries at the Ford. Campus safety does a good job.

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Haverford students generally have a good relationship with the Safety and Security Department. The campus is safe, though it's open to the public during the daytime, and there are occasional petty thefts. Most of these thefts occur within the Haverford College Apartments. The apartments are located on the south part of campus in Ardmore, a working-class neighborhood that is a bit poorer than the surrounding communities (which are extraordinarily wealthy). Security is also notified of all public parties and is very good about taking sick students to the hospital without notifying the police of underage drinking or drug use. Because of this, nobody fears calling security if someone needs medical attention. This policy is preferable to the "zero tolerance" attitude at most colleges, where drinking is always done behind closed doors, and students can get in trouble for calling security if a friend needs to get his stomach pumped. This is not to say that we have very many cases of people binge drinking, but when something does happen, it's nice to know that help is available.

It's important to remember that going into Philadelphia is
another matter entirely. Provided you know where you are at all times, however, Philadelphia should present little more personal risk than campus does. The general feeling of well-being is part of Haverford's community atmosphere and is a great reflection on the school's Honor Code.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 17
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 2
  • Sex Offenses: 4
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Safety and Security
5 Featherbed Ln.
(610) 896-1111 x1111 (on campus)
Safety Services
  • Emergency security phones located around campus
  • Shuttle/escort service
Health Center
Student Health Services
(610) 896-1089
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Health Services
  • Basic medical services
  • Counseling
  • Psychological services
  • STD screening
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
Haverford has 40 blue-light security phones located around the campus.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 7 responses

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

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 8 responses

  • 38% High quality, very convenient.
  • 12% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 12% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 12% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 12% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 12% Poor quality, not very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 7 responses

  • 43% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 29% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 0% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 29% Not very visible.
  • 0% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 7 responses

  • 86% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 0% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 14% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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