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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Campus crime consists of kids breaking side mirrors off of cars, getting drunk and destroying property and ripping up signs in residence halls. It's a "dry" campus, so the alcohol scene is kept very hush hush, but is nothing insane. Usually just students enjoying a drink and movie/game with friends, nothing crazy at all. I have had to close the library after midnight numerous times and felt completely same walking across campus by myself at night. Our "rent a cops" though could be improved. They are all dilapidated, older gentlemen that could NOT hurt anything that came at them. I'd be more scared for the officers safety than my own because they are all overweight old men. The school does have little call boxes all over that connect directly to public safety though so that's helpful in case of an emergency. There is little to no way to monitor who gets into/out of dorms and school buildings and at the times that I notice it, I get a bit paranoid, but I wouldn't expect problems here. It's a very rich area.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Public safety is constantly driving around campus at all hours of the day and night and there is always somebody sitting in the public safety office. They are also always available by call and they constantly walk around the dorm buildings.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Especially for a Catholic we take alcohol and sexual assaults to a great deal. We even have party about sexual assaults, we're we learn about alcohol and assaults then eat pizza and get to know everyone in the room.

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2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: They are there to unlock your door and that's it. Drunk people will be screaming and running down the halls and nothing is done and I am often kept up.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I haven't used but by what i have heard it is a nice service.

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La Roche prides itself in being one of the safest four-year colleges in the United States. And it's true—the crime scene at LRC seems to be almost nonexistent. The major problem with public safety here lies in the officers' lack of enthusiasm when responding to students' calls. If a student is locked out of his or her room and calls security for help, that student can expect at least a 20-minute wait. On a campus with only five major buildings, that seems excessive. Another problem on campus is the dim lighting in the parking lots and along walkways at night. Although the school is located in a generally safe area of the city, it needs better lighting at night, according to a majority of the student body.

The few crimes that do occur at the College are relatively minor and include car break-ins, fights, and alcohol-related situations like mild violence or unwanted sexual contact. But despite the security officers' slow response time to students' phone calls and the dim external lighting on campus, no major crimes have been committed here. The e2campus security is nice because every student can get text messages instantly. The lack of crime coupled with the suburban atmosphere provide La Roche students with an overall feeling of safety.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 1
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 7
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Public Safety Office
112 Science Center
(412) 536-1111
www.laroche.edu/about-LRC/public-safety.htm
Safety Services
  • 24-hour foot and vehicle patrol
  • Controlled dormitory access
  • e2Campus Emergency Notification System
  • Emergency buttons outside of each residence hall
Health Center
Health Services
Bold Hall, 261 & 263
(412) 536-1051
www.laroche.edu/sl/counseling-health-services.htm
Daily 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Health Services
  • Laboratory services
  • Minor health-related services
  • Referrals for primary care
  • Routine procedures and tests
Day Care Services?
No
Did You Know?
  • Each residence hall has 24-hour electronic keycard access at the entrances. Therefore, only students, staff, and faculty with an authorized keycard can access that particular hall.
  • La Roche's health services are provided through UPMC Passavant, a full-service hospital directly across from campus.
  • Routine non-emergency care is provided at no cost during regular business hours on weekdays when you show student ID.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 10 responses

  • 23% None
  • 14% Violence among students
  • 9% Drugs
  • 9% Excessive drinking
  • 9% Unlit pathways
  • 5% Dorm safety
  • 5% Lack of safety escort services
  • 5% Walking alone
  • 5% Criminal activity near campus
  • 5% Gang violence
  • 5% Non-students on campus
  • 5% Theft/robberies
  • 5% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 0% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 0% Lack of a strong security presence

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 5 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 11 responses

  • 27% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 36% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 18% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 18% Not very visible.
  • 0% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 14 responses

  • 43% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 50% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 7% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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