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Health & Safety

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: When you're on campus, you're safe. The campus police are quick to respond and are serious about their jobs.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Yes, Newark has a lot of crime (like any city) but people fail to realize that NJIT is located in University Heights. That particular neighborhood is safer than most towns/cities across NJ. There's always cops around campus keeping an eye out and I've personally never encountered a safety issue on/around campus and I commute on the train and am constantly walking off campus. Muggings do happen around/on campus occasionally, but they also happen on pretty much every single University all over NJ.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I personally have not experienced any assault or have been at risk of my safety but reading emails of incidents and looking at the news about all the things going on it doesnt make me feel safe.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The safety is ok depending on where you go and what time

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: we are in newark and it is pretty dangerous so be careful

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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 42 responses

  • 22% Criminal activity near campus
  • 18% Theft/robberies
  • 12% Walking alone
  • 9% Gang violence
  • 8% Non-students on campus
  • 6% Drugs
  • 4% Dorm safety
  • 4% Unlit pathways
  • 4% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 3% Violence among students
  • 2% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 2% None
  • 1% Excessive drinking

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 10 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 would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 40 responses

  • 20% High quality, very convenient.
  • 38% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 12% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 22% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 2% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 5% Poor quality, not very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 42 responses

  • 52% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 45% 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 42 responses

  • 21% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 45% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 29% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 5% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.

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