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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Now after this question on this survey, I will think about safety more. I feel fortunate that I feel normally safe. I do see campus police polling the area quite often and perhaps the overall attitude of the student is that we feel safe.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: We have access to many resources and crime alerts. the school makes us feel safe generally

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: It seems as though we have a lot of things for health and safety. I feel safe around campus. But going to the wellness center if you aren't feeling well will not help you at all. I have only been there twice, so I'm hoping that this is not the experience everybody has, but the workers do not seem to have a desire or ability to help you.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Our campus always has campus safety officers driving around and at the main entrances. We have emergency call stations throughout campus in case of emergencies as well. Overall, on campus I feel safe. Drifting outside the area I don't feel as safe as I do if I stay within the boundaries of campus.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: I feel safe while I'm on campus. You have to understand though that this is the city of Chicago. There is crime that occurs, it is not that frequent in the area, but it does happen. It is recommended to be aware of your surroundings and try to be with someone during the night. The campus security is good.


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The most troubling fact about Loyola for prospective students is that it's located in an area of Chicago that can be dangerous. While the neighborhood is getting better and is generally well patrolled by both campus and city police, new students would be well advised to keep their eyes peeled for danger when out and about in Rogers Park. Students agree that as long as you keep your wits about you, you stand a good chance of being okay on the mean streets around campus. Still, just about everybody knows at least two or three people who have been mugged, attacked, or threatened somewhere between their apartments and the University.

It must be emphasized that students must exercise caution after dark. Until they have a sense of their area and begin to know their way around the neighborhood, students should avoid walking alone in areas they are unfamiliar with. By taking simple extra precautions, students can take control of their situation and lessen the probability that they will become victims. To the extent that it is possible, the University protects its students in every way it can. Student escort services, such as the free "8-RIDE" van, although slow on busy nights, can make a huge difference in the planning of a safe evening.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 1
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 22
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 1
  • Sex Offenses: 1
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
44911 (on-campus emergencies) (773) 508-6039 (non-emergencies)
Safety Services
  • 8-RIDE student shuttle/escort service
  • Emergency phones (Blue-light phones)
  • Rape Aggression Defense System (RAD) classes
Health Center
Loyola University Wellness Center, Lake Shore Campus
The Doyle Center, 1052 W. Loyola Ave.
(877) RES-INFO
Monday-Tuesday 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Thursday 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Health Services
  • Basic medical services
  • Counseling
  • Immunizations
  • On-site pharmaceuticals
  • STD screening
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
  • Loyola's police force consists of a mixture of off-duty law enforcement officials from Chicago and Cook County, as well as a number that are trained specifically for the University's needs.
  • Loyola has its own EMS program staffed by students that respond to overnight emergency calls. Students trained in EMS are able to work with the school to get additional training and field experience.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 136 responses

  • 23% Criminal activity near campus
  • 17% Theft/robberies
  • 15% Walking alone
  • 8% Non-students on campus
  • 7% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 6% None
  • 6% Gang violence
  • 4% Excessive drinking
  • 4% Unlit pathways
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Dorm safety
  • 2% Drugs
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 0% Violence among students

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 94 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 135 responses

  • 33% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 59% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 4% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 3% Not very visible.
  • 1% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 169 responses

  • 20% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 54% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 21% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 4% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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