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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: There are no problems at the school itself health and safety wise, its the surrounding area of the school that is the cause of most of the worries if there are any at all.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Emergency alert stations are available for emergencies

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The safety is very nice and regulated. There are "blue" lights to get a hold of police

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Security has an active presence and is very responsive. However, I'm unsure of their extent though, since I live off campus.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The blue lights make you feel very safe. Never ever felt unsafe on campus.


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Safety of students is a high priority for campus officials. Naturally, as with any college, there is some minor crime, but the SU police officers do not let much slip past them. Students are constantly kept aware of any crime through a text message alert system, alarms in all academic and administrative buildings, and e-mail alerts. Furthermore, there are blue-light phones throughout campus in case of emergencies. On party nights, Saferide vans are available to provide safe transportation back to campus—no questions asked. Finally, officers and student assistants are available to escort any student who feels uncomfortable walking alone at night.

There is no doubt that minor crime is present on campus, but most students feel really safe walking on campus. Off campus, however, is a different matter. The campus is surrounded by many rough neighborhoods that are points of concern for local law enforcement. Therefore, students are advised to stay in groups in these areas and to stay alert. Despite these dangers, most students still feel confident enough to venture into these areas—in groups, of course. Overall, safety at Salisbury is not an overriding concern for students because they know the campus police and local law enforcement are on the case.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 3
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 28
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 2
  • Sex Offenses: 2
  • Vehicle Theft: 2
Security Office
Salisbury University Police
(410) 543-6222
Safety Services
  • Blue light system
  • Campus-wide alert system
  • Escort service
  • Saferide
  • Self-defense training
Health Center
Student Health Services
180 Holloway Hall, 1101 Camden Ave.
(410) 543-6262
Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m., 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Health Services
  • Acute care
  • Alcohol/drug programs
  • HPV vaccine
  • Primary care
  • Self care center
  • STD testing information
  • Well physicals
  • Women's health exams
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 72 responses

  • 21% Criminal activity near campus
  • 17% Theft/robberies
  • 16% Walking alone
  • 8% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 7% Excessive drinking
  • 7% Non-students on campus
  • 6% None
  • 5% Drugs
  • 5% Gang violence
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Dorm safety
  • 1% Lack of safety escort services
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 1% Unlit pathways
  • 0% Violence among students

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 50 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 72 responses

  • 19% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 53% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 22% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 3% Not very visible.
  • 3% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 89 responses

  • 20% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 54% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 26% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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