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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Everyone is extremely respectful of everyone else's wishes and concerns.

4 College Student

Health & Safety: The security of the buildings are not perfect but the secuirty guards are great! On the Troy campus and Albany campus we get these things called POMCO's which is a device you press if you are in danger or need help. They have a GPS singal where the security offices can come and find you and help you out. I feel safe on campus.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: we are one of the first campuses with a POMCO system which they give to every student and it hooks on your keys and you can press the button if you feel scared or not safe and it goes directly to public safety and they can hear you talk and it shows your location and its just an awesome thing to carry on you when walking around seeing we are right in the middle of the capital city.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Due to location. Safety is high. I feel safe on this campus.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Public safety is always there.

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The safest areas on campus are the main buildings where most students attend classes because there are always people around. Public Safety is also located in this area. Other safe places are the Student Center, Neff Athletic Center, and the dining hall area. The most unsafe areas on campus are the surrounding city streets of the College and buildings that are not often used since people are not usually around to help in case of an emergency. Students feel safe enough to walk alone at night on campus, but they do not feel safe enough to walk alone off campus during the day or night. Students should always walk in groups or with at least one other person because the city streets are just not safe and you never know if something could occur. Cell phones should always be with students in case something does happen.

The campus police do have a visible presence, and they are often outside checking things out, especially in the parking lot since many cars get broken into. There are cameras, so they can keep an eye on all locations at one time. The Wellness Center is accessible to all students and is very convenient. It is located on the first floor of Kellas (the freshman dorm) and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. It offers many services such as flu shots, birth control prescriptions, protection for sex, and just regular medical prescriptions that students may need. The Wellness Center also provides the school with a peer educator group that takes part in school activities in order to raise awareness or to just educate students about health-related problems.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 1
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 4
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Public Safety
John Paine Building, first floor
(518) 244-3177 emergency; (518) 244-4741 non-emergency
Safety Services
  • Blue-light system
  • Public Safety escort
  • Security cameras
Health Center
Wellness Center
Kellas Hall, lower level
(518) 244-2261
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Gynecological exams
  • Pregnancy testing and counseling
  • Prescription medications
  • Routine physicals
  • Sick visits, PPD screenings and Tetanus booster
  • Throat cultures
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
If students are feeling especially homesick, they can talk to someone about it at the Wellness Center. The Wellness Center has a whole section about homesickness on its Web site, including tips on how to adjust to life away from home.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 26 responses

  • 22% Criminal activity near campus
  • 17% Walking alone
  • 14% Theft/robberies
  • 11% Non-students on campus
  • 8% None
  • 8% Unlit pathways
  • 6% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 3% Dorm safety
  • 3% Lack of safety escort services
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Excessive drinking
  • 2% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 2% Gang violence
  • 0% Drugs
  • 0% Violence among students

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 visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 25 responses

  • 28% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 48% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 8% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 12% Not very visible.
  • 4% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 32 responses

  • 38% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 31% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 28% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 3% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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