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4 College Senior

Health & Safety: There are two police stations on NJIT campus. You will see a police car on every street. There are 3 types of police you will see around NJIT; Newark Police, NJIT police and Rutgers Police.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I think safety on campus is NJIT's top priority. We have or own police unit

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: We have had a few incidents of assault and a murder. It was definitely scary but the residents in the surrounding areas aren't the best.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: Newark isn't the safest city, but campus itself is really safe. We have 5 police departments (NJIT Police, Rutgers Police, Essex County College Police, Newark Police, and Essex County Sheriffs) patrolling the area and the college has done practically everything to ensure that campus is safe, your pretty much can't go 2 minutes without having a cop pass you on patrol. Obviously things happen, but as long as you're not stupid on campus nothing will happen to you.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: At the beginning of orientation every single time, they do a sketch about sexual assault that really drives it home that sexual assault is sexual assault no matter what you try to label it as. The campus crime is low. If any crimes are committed it tends to be crimes by outsiders not people that attend the university. They always tell you to walk in groups and they have the NJIT Police at most major intersections so that you can feel safe. They have a blue light system so you can always report things like that. I tend to feel safe on campus because I am generally inconspicuous enough that I can pretty much not be spotted or not viewed as threatening in any situation.

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While the New Jersey Institute of Technology has its own security team, this does not mean students should count themselves as safe. The campus police will keep unsavory characters off of campus, but this doesn't stop students from stealing belongings from each other. These incidents are hard to track down, and students do not have an easy way of finding out what has or has not been happening around campus in terms of thefts, harassment, and other crimes they might want to know about. Also, any attempt to go off campus should be made with at least one friend. Though Newark and NJIT police will both frequent "Frat Row," and Rutgers-Newark (which is less than one block away) has its own security in the area, it would still be very risky for a student to be out and about without company. The risk factor has a significant increase if the student is off campus after dark.

The safest recommendation for students commuting to NJIT or even taking the train home once in a while would be to either drive to campus and park in the NJIT Parking Deck, or travel to and from Newark Penn Station via the light rail. Travel light, when possible.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 10
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 4
Security Office
Department of Public Safety
154 Summit St., First level of the Parking Deck
(973) 596-3111
www.njit.edu/publicsafety
Safety Services
  • Campus patrol
  • Emergency and non-emergency hotlines
  • Police escorts
Health Center
Student Health Services
323 Martin Luther King Blvd.
(973) 596-3621
www.njit.edu/healthservices
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Health Services
  • Counseling and education
  • Family planning
  • Laboratory services
  • Prescriptions
  • Referrals
  • STD testing
  • Treatment of illnesses and injuries
  • Women's health
Day Care Services?
No
Did You Know?
The streets near NJIT are generally not walked down by students on a routine basis. Frat row is typically the farthest most students will walk (one to two blocks off campus), and even that isn't always considered safe. Students will walk in pairs, if not groups, when leaving campus and never walk too far in certain directions, for fear of ending up near the projects or homeless shelters nearby.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 54 responses

  • 21% Criminal activity near campus
  • 18% Theft/robberies
  • 11% Walking alone
  • 9% Non-students on campus
  • 8% Gang violence
  • 6% Drugs
  • 4% Unlit pathways
  • 4% Dorm safety
  • 4% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 3% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 3% Lack of safety escort services
  • 3% Violence among students
  • 2% None
  • 2% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 2% Excessive drinking

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 40 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 54 responses

  • 54% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 44% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 0% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 2% Not very visible.
  • 0% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 72 responses

  • 22% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 42% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 31% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 6% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.

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