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3 College Senior

Health & Safety: You'll get a period where there will be a strong of robberies due the campus being right next to the hood.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I have never felt that SHU was lackluster in this respect.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Public Safety exaggerates simple issues and undermines large ones.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: I understand that students will mess up in terms of breaking policy and the like, but I feel that our security is always on point regardless of our respect towards them or not (which I believe we should always respect officers in public safety and Securitas)

2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Security is so present because we live next to a dangerous city however, if you stay with a group of friends and take Safe Ride at night you will be safe. The school does care about your safety.


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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 58 responses

  • 23% Criminal activity near campus
  • 15% Walking alone
  • 14% Theft/robberies
  • 9% Non-students on campus
  • 7% None
  • 7% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 6% Gang violence
  • 5% Excessive drinking
  • 5% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 3% Unlit pathways
  • 2% Drugs
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 1% 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 25 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 57 responses

  • 32% High quality, very convenient.
  • 32% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 12% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 21% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 2% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 2% Poor quality, not very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 58 responses

  • 24% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 60% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 9% 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 58 responses

  • 33% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 43% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 22% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 2% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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