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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I've never personally dealt with the health services office, but I've heard they can mess up trying to help you. For example, one of my friends was told she had bronchitis and gave her medication to treat that, but she ended up having pneumonia and felt even worse from the medication. This doesn't happen very often whatsoever, but it does make you think. Safety can kind of be an issue here on campus if you walk in the bad parts around campus alone, but as long as you're smart and have someone else with you, there literally shouldn't be any issue concerning safety.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The advocacy center was closed, I think that says enough about our schools concern towards situations like these.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: IDONTKNOW I DONT KNOWI DONT KNOW I DONT KNOW I DONT

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I always feel safe walking around during the daytime on and off campus, however into the night it gets much more worrisome. Even on campus it can be scary to walk alone especially because of the amounts of violence on and close to campus. We get way too many emails about safety issues.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Bad crime right off of main campus but campus in general is wonderful - you always feel safe!

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The area around the Syracuse campus is not the safest at night. Armed robberies that occur on the outskirts of campus are reported almost bi-weekly. Still, the frequency of these instances is on the decline, as SU takes steps to remedy the situation. Recently, the Public Safety Officers on campus have been converted to “peace officers.” Still, if you do not walk alone after dark on a few notorious streets, you should stay unharmed during your four years at school. In other words, just use common sense.

One major note-the city Syracuse displays a strong dissemblance to the campus of Syracuse when discussing safety and security. Although some robberies occur on the outskirts of SU, more serous crimes like shootings, burglaries, and gang activity occur mostly in the inner city. Just don’t venture to that part of the city, especially not alone. Despite the fact that Syracuse is surrounded by a fairly rural area of Central New York, it still is a city with high crime rates. Just be careful, but don’t get overly stressed.

 

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 0
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Department of Public Safety
Sims Hall
(315) 443-2224
publicsafety.syr.edu
Safety Services
  • Access to recent crime logs
  • Bicycle registration
  • Blue-light phones
  • Campus alerts
  • Fingerprint service
  • Guest registration
  • Investigations
  • Neighborhood patrol
  • Orange Watch
  • Presentations
  • Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D)
  • Security Tracking of Office Property (STOP)
  • Shuttle-U-Home
  • Walking escorts
Health Center
Syracuse University Health Services
111 Waverly Ave.
(315) 443-2666 711 or (315) 443-4299 for emergencies
students.syr.edu/health/
Monday-Tuesday 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Wednesday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy injections
  • Ambulatory care services
  • Health education and wellness promotion
  • Laboratory and X-ray services
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Office visits
  • Pharmacy
  • Public health monitoring and oversight
  • SU Medical Transport Services (MTS)
  • Syracuse University Ambulance (SUA)
Day Care Services?
Yes
Did You Know?
Many of the SU ambulance employees are SU students themselves.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 137 responses

  • 17% Criminal activity near campus
  • 16% Walking alone
  • 16% Theft/robberies
  • 8% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 8% Non-students on campus
  • 7% Excessive drinking
  • 5% Gang violence
  • 4% Drugs
  • 4% Unlit pathways
  • 3% None
  • 3% Lack of safety escort services
  • 3% Violence among students
  • 2% Dorm safety
  • 2% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 45 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 136 responses

  • 32% High quality, very convenient.
  • 33% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 12% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 18% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 2% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 3% Poor quality, not very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 137 responses

  • 34% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 50% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 12% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 3% Not very visible.
  • 1% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 138 responses

  • 11% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 58% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 30% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 1% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.

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