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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have never felt unsafe on campus, at an off-campus party, or in any other social setting. Students here are overall respectful and take care of others in the community--people will go out of their way to walk people back to their dorms or take care of them even if they don't know them. There are a few bad eggs, but overall, rape culture is not a problem.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: While there are a few cases a year of safety issues, these are the exception and most of the time, you will be save.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The availability and options you have are amazing.

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: The city of South Bend is dangerous and a lot of criminal activity happens just off campus which NDSP doesn't report to the students to alert them. But, resources concerning student wellness are abundant and very useful.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Services to drive kids to and form dorms late at night help me feel much safer


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These days, the thought of living in a safe neighborhood where no one locks their doors is just a memory of a time that existed on black and white television sets. But it seems that Notre Dame belongs back in the good old days. Aside from the occasional sneaky drunkard clumsily stealing a bike in the middle of the night, the majority of students agree: there is virtually no crime under the Golden Dome. Besides football weekends, many Notre Dame students say that they leave their dorm rooms unlocked. And thanks to the small size of the campus, the presence of Notre Dame security, the blue-light phones, and student organizations such as ND SafeWalk, most students confess to strolling along campus at all hours of the night without a care in the world.

South Bend, however, is a stark contrast to campus. Students recommend avoiding many areas of the small industrial city, and some describe incidents where other students have had problems with theft or muggings while in South Bend. But most agree that these things can be avoided-stay away from particular neighborhoods. While the Notre Dame campus is virtually crime-free, the atmosphere of the surrounding South Bend area brings down an otherwise top grade.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 1
  • Arson: 1
  • Burglary: 43
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 7
  • Vehicle Theft: 5
Security Office
Notre Dame Security Police
Hammes Mawbray Hall
(574) 631-5555
Safety Services
  • Bicycle registration
  • Campus Shuttle
  • Emergency management
  • Lost and found
  • Parking and traffic
  • Rape Aggression Defense
  • Residence hall security
  • SafeWalk
  • Sexual assault prevention
  • Silent Watch
Health Center
University of Notre Dame Health Services
Saint Liam Hall
(574) 631-7479
Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy injections
  • Basic medical services
  • Counseling services
  • Immunizations
  • Inpatient/observation unit
  • Lab facilities
  • Medical service outreach
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical therapy
  • Transportation to off-campus medical facilities
  • Travel consultations
  • Walk-in clinic
  • X-rays
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 53 responses

  • 22% None
  • 20% Excessive drinking
  • 15% Criminal activity near campus
  • 13% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 9% Walking alone
  • 9% Theft/robberies
  • 5% Non-students on campus
  • 4% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 3% Unlit pathways
  • 0% Dorm safety
  • 0% Drugs
  • 0% Lack of safety escort services
  • 0% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 0% Violence among students
  • 0% Gang violence

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 53 responses

  • 49% High quality, very convenient.
  • 28% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 13% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 6% 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 52 responses

  • 29% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 65% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 4% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 0% Not very visible.
  • 2% We have campus police?

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

  • 68% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 32% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 0% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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