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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: the security lets anyone in and doesn't check ids

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There is always someone available for sexual assault victims. During oriention they also gave us a small lesson in what to do if we ever become victims or if we see someone who is about to become a victim.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Before entering college, we are asked to take a mandatory course based on prevention of irresponsibly drinking and alcohol leading to sexual assaults.

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Campus safety is very well aware of all students

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The health center does not really do much for you. But the campus security is amazing! I have never felt unsafe every on campus


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Iona is a secure place to be at all hours of the day through the presence of campus security. Cars from security are always driving through campus, and it can get annoying at times, especially when security chooses to flash its lights. The security office is located right in the middle of campus, so if a problem happens, students are able to find security quickly. There are also security phones located in different spots at Iona; at night, they glow blue, and students can press a button to talk to security if there is a problem.

Even though Iona has tight security and generally a safe surrounding area, students should still be responsible late at night on weekends. Students have to be careful because depending on how far you stray from Iona, you can end up in an unsafe area and lose your wallet or purse before you know it. Along with the safe environment, the dorms are protected pretty well because all residents must show their ID at the front desk, and nonresidents must sign in to enter the dorms. At night, campus security heads the front desk to deal with students and keep the dorms in order. Besides security, health services are offered at Iona, which include first aid for injuries, health screenings, vaccinations, and wellness promotion programs. The office is only open during the day, though, so it is not very helpful for students in the evening.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 0
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Campus Safety and Security
Spellman Hall
(914) 633-2560
Safety Services
  • 24-hour security help
  • Campus Text Notification System
  • Emergency phones
Health Center
Health Services
760 North Ave.
(914) 633-2548
Monday 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Tuesday 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Wednesday 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Thursday 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.–3 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Health Services
  • Diagnostic testing
  • Evaluation and treatment
  • First aid
  • Immunizations
  • Influenza vaccination clinic
  • Meningitis vaccination clinic
  • Physical examinations
  • Prevention and treatment of STIs
  • TB screening
  • Wellness promotion programs
  • Women's health
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Did You Know?
  • Iona has more than 10 emergency blue-light phones located throughout campus for emergency situations.
  • Through the campus security text message system, students can receive texts about weather cancellations and delays, emergency conditions, changes in parking conditions, and critical issues.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 39 responses

  • 18% Criminal activity near campus
  • 13% None
  • 8% Theft/robberies
  • 8% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 7% Gang violence
  • 6% Walking alone
  • 6% Non-students on campus
  • 5% Drugs
  • 5% Excessive drinking
  • 5% Unlit pathways
  • 4% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 4% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 4% Violence among students
  • 3% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Dorm safety

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 23 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 38 responses

  • 42% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 42% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 5% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 5% Not very visible.
  • 5% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 47 responses

  • 45% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 40% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 13% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 2% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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