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3 College Senior

Health & Safety: Whenever there is an incident on campus, it is reported and 9/10 times we get an email stating what has happened. Campus crime is a rarity but there is public access so sometimes outsiders come in. Personal safety is easy for me; I always feel safe on campus especially with our blue light system. If I were to ever feel unsafe walking home, I would call Campus Escort or Campus Police for a ride. I do feel safe on campus but wish we had more staff around at night hours on patrol.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I always feel safe on campus. Like every college loyola has the problem of students drinking but unlike many colleges Loyola deals with this problem in an incredible manner. There are endless amounts of activities other than drinking and partying and in the case of drinking the school has a great way of dealing with discipline and above all the health and wellness of the students

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: On campus I feel safe. You just have to be careful about being alone at night when off campus.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Coming to Baltimore worried me a bit but the small campus of Loyola is unbelievably safe. I've never felt afraid walking on campus.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I always feel safe on campus. Just be smart

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Loyola's campus itself is incredibly safe. The majority of students feel very safe when they are on campus, and campus police, shuttles, and student escorts are always available should a student feel uncomfortable walking around alone at night. The areas surrounding campus, however, can be unsafe at times, especially at night. There are some great areas to visit, but at night, you have to be aware of your surroundings. It is always a good idea to travel in groups and remain alert if traveling in these areas at night. 

There is a blue-light safety system on campus. These lights are placed all around the campus, and if a student is in an unsafe situation, all he or she needs to do is press the button on the nearest blue light, and campus police will come to their aid. Most students do not find that they are ever in need of using this system, but it is in place as a safety precaution. Many students feel safe and assured having it on campus. If a crime does occur in the immediate area, especially if a Loyola student is a victim, students are always notified via email, and the school and campus safety ensure that students are well versed on safety tips to prevent these unsafe situations.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 3
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 4
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 2
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Public Safety
5104 York Road
(410) 617-5911 (emergencies); (410) 617-5311 (non-emergencies)
www.loyola.edu/publicsafety
Safety Services
  • All campus police officers are certified first responders
  • Closed circuit TV cameras
  • Defense class
  • Emergency phones
  • Incident reports
  • Shuttle/escort vans
Health Center
Student Health & Education
4502A N. Charles St., Seton Court
(410) 617-5055
www.loyola.edu/healthservices/studenthealth
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Alcohol and drug education
  • Allergy testing
  • Basic medical services
  • Counseling and psychological services
  • Disability support services
  • Immunizations
  • Lab services
  • Pharmacy
  • STD screening
Day Care Services?
No
Did You Know?
  • A daily log of incidents occurring on the campus is available in the communications center for review 24 hours a day.
  • Student monitors are assigned to specific areas of the college to provide extra eyes and ears for campus police. They are are trained to identify and report suspicious behavior directly to campus police via portable radios, but they do not take any direct action themselves.
  • There are more than 75 closed-circuit television cameras placed at strategic locations to monitor the College's campuses.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 56 responses

  • 40% Criminal activity near campus
  • 19% Theft/robberies
  • 9% Walking alone
  • 8% Excessive drinking
  • 6% None
  • 4% Non-students on campus
  • 3% Lack of safety escort services
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 3% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 2% Drugs
  • 2% Unlit pathways
  • 2% Gang violence
  • 1% Dorm safety
  • 0% 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 35 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 55 responses

  • 31% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 60% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 5% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 4% Not very visible.
  • 0% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 59 responses

  • 31% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 56% 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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