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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There aren't many incidents on campus and when there are the school has good services to deal with it.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have never felt more safer on a college campus, especially at night, here at UNH. I've visited friends from other colleges and I felt sketched out there when walking at night, even with a group of my friends. There are always cops patroling the area all night, there are safety lights and alert buttons for you to press if you were ever to feel uncomfortable in your surroundings. For the most part, the campus is never quite empty which is a good thing to have because there's less of a chance of you feeling unsafe!

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The cops are always around making sure that everyone is safe

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel relatively safe on campus. I am a female so I still get worried walking alone at dusk/nighttime. It helps that I often see police officers patrolling the campus though.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Awesome, but the overall health services building isn't the greatest.

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Since UNH is a small campus, it is much easier to keep safe. However, no place, not even Durham, is ultimately safe. Most recently, the campus has dealt with a couple stalking cases, but, overall, there haven’t been any serious problems. It would be illogical to let a few isolated cases detract from how safe Durham really is. The campus police have a great relationship with the students and greatly care about their safety. When security or safety is compromised, the students are never left in the dark. Logistically, the emergency lights have a call button and an alarm that links directly to the headquarters of Campus Security. In theory, the lights are also placed so that each one can be seen from another light, so if someone is running from a threat, they can be tracked and helped more efficiently. With the recent problems with terrorism, all dormitories have been locked down 24 hours a day and seven days a week.

The local Durham Ambulance Corps also helps with the safety of the students and community. These highly-trained individuals are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and tend to any problems that students may have. They spend most of their time responding to parties where people drank too much, but they have seen every kind of emergency at least twice. Overall, the campus is fairly safe, and most students probably don’t think twice about a walk alone to their car at night.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 2
  • Arson: 3
  • Burglary: 4
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 2
  • Sex Offenses: 8
  • Vehicle Theft: 8
Security Office
(603) 862-1427
Safety Services
  • Fire safety
  • SAFE rides
  • Security escort service
  • Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Program (SHARPP)
Health Center
Monday-Tuesday 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Wednesday 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Thursday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 12 p.m.-4 p.m.
Health Services
  • Accupuncture
  • Allergy/immunization
  • Basic medical services
  • Counseling and psychological services
  • Massage therapy/meditation/yoga
  • On-site pharmaceuticals
  • STD screening
  • Student-run help line
Day Care Services?
Yes
Did You Know?
UNH campus police provide vehicle jump-starts with a special "Jump Pack" that looks like something straight out of Ghostbusters!

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 128 responses

  • 15% Walking alone
  • 13% None
  • 13% Excessive drinking
  • 10% Unlit pathways
  • 9% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 9% Non-students on campus
  • 7% Theft/robberies
  • 6% Drugs
  • 6% Criminal activity near campus
  • 4% Violence among students
  • 3% Dorm safety
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 1% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 1% Gang violence

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 90 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 127 responses

  • 33% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 48% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 16% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 2% Not very visible.
  • 1% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 157 responses

  • 36% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 54% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 10% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 1% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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