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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: The campus is generally safe. I don't hear anything really going on on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: SUNY New Paltz is a very safe campus. New Paltz has a blue light emergency system, that is used if someone needs the police immediately. These lights are at every building and walkways throughout campus. Also, there are campus escorts at night. Students can call these escorts who can pick you up anywhere on campus to bring to where you need to be if you feel unsafe to walk in the dark.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are some things that happen on campus, but it is nothing out of the regular.

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I have never had a problem with safety and security on campus. I have seem security on campus frequently throughout the week but never really paid attention to them. As long as you are walking back late at night with a friend there should not be a problem.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Always on top of the students safety and making sure everything is under control.


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Students feel safe at New Paltz, even when they are walking alone at night. Police cars constantly patrol campus and town. Crimes of any kind are rare, but the University alerts students immediately through email and/or text notification when a crime has been committed. This is also how students find out about school closings and snow days.

One great NP safety feature is the campus escort service, which runs all night. All you have to do is call the designated number, and someone will come and drive you where you want to go. All residence halls are locked to outsiders. When guests enter the building after 11 p.m., there are night hosts who ensure that guests sign in. Overall, New Paltz is really safe.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 1
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 11
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 5
  • Vehicle Theft: 1
Security Office
University Police
Service Building 100
(845) 257-2222
Safety Services
  • Blue-light phones
  • Escort service
  • Rape Aggression Defense System (RAD)
  • Residence halls remain locked 24 hours a day.
  • Silent Witness
Health Center
Student Health Center
Gage Hall
(845) 257-3400
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Discussion of urgent medical questions
  • Free flu clinic
  • General health care
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 53 responses

  • 19% None
  • 14% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 12% Unlit pathways
  • 11% Walking alone
  • 9% Non-students on campus
  • 8% Drugs
  • 8% Theft/robberies
  • 6% Excessive drinking
  • 4% Criminal activity near campus
  • 2% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 1% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 1% Gang violence
  • 0% Dorm safety

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 18 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 53 responses

  • 38% High quality, very convenient.
  • 25% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 9% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 26% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 2% Poor quality, not very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 54 responses

  • 19% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 56% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 17% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 7% Not very visible.
  • 2% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 53 responses

  • 40% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 43% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 17% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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