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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: For the most part, I am comfortable even leaving my belongings unattended in public areas. However, right off campus never feels okay when I'm alone.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Health services is always helpful and Securitas is annoyingly present

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: They are Friendly and protective

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There aren't really any incidents so it is a safe environment. The problem is that when there are, campus security takes too much time to arrive. Outside emergency services arrive to on the spot before they do. Also, on the rare occasions that there has been reports of sexual assault, the students are not informed something like that happened and only find out weeks, even months, later through rumors.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Although SHU is located in South Orange, NJ it is still very friendly and safe. What can go wrong at a place where there is house of worship? moreover there is guards, patrols, security, and police protecting the schools students and staff facility from and danger. the only danger here is when the pizza runs out and there is hungry students studying for the finals. when I'm on campus I'm am honestly as safe as i would be at home. nothing to worry about and everything is tranquil.

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Seton Hall’s proximity to Newark has precipitated a solid security system. In the past 10 years, they have enclosed the University with a large fence. The only way to get in or out of campus by foot is to swipe your student ID card through a magnetic lock system. To get into dorm buildings, there are student workers and guards who also check your student ID card. Recently, the school has hired the infamous Pinkerton Guards to roam around school. They’ve also installed emergency phone booths throughout the campus. If students do not feel safe walking at night, they can have a guard escort them to wherever they are going.

An area where security lets its guard down is at the two gates on campus where cars can enter. Each gate has a booth that is supposed to check for parking passes on vehicles or assign guest passes. Rather than stop though, anyone in a hurry can merely use the age-old password, give a friendly wave, and never have to worry about using a parking pass on campus. Still, once on campus with a car, having access to any dormitories or student-only locations would require identification.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 20
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 1
  • Sex Offenses: 6
  • Vehicle Theft: 2
Security Office
Department of Public Safety and Security
(973) 761-9300 (emergency) (973) 761-9328 (non-emergency)
Safety Services
  • Campus Escorts
  • Emergency notification system
  • Emergency Phones
  • SHUFLY Shuttle Service
Health Center
Seton Hall University Health Services
303 Centre Street
(973) 761-9175
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Basic medical services
  • Counseling and psychological services
  • On-site pharmaceuticals
  • STD screening
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
  • Because of a fire in Boland Hall, colleges across the country have set stricter rules about smoking in dormitories.
  • Any furniture brought along to campus housing must meet California Tech. Bulletin 133, or else it faces confiscation.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 89 responses

  • 22% Criminal activity near campus
  • 14% Walking alone
  • 14% Theft/robberies
  • 9% Non-students on campus
  • 8% None
  • 6% Gang violence
  • 6% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 5% Excessive drinking
  • 5% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 4% Drugs
  • 3% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Unlit pathways
  • 2% Dorm safety
  • 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 66 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 89 responses

  • 28% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 52% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 10% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 6% Not very visible.
  • 4% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 100 responses

  • 40% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 42% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 17% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 1% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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