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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus. It's well lit at night and I have been out numerous times by myself (as a female) in the middle of the night and have never felt unsafe doing so.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I can leave my laptop in the library for an hour and nobody will take it.

4 College Student

Health & Safety: I feel safe walking through campus. It's fairly well-lit at night. I often see police and safety driving around at all hours of the day.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel safe walking around, but I don't go to parties, so I'm not the best to ask about the sexual assault issues

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus, and crime is nearly nonexistent. I feel perfectly comfortable leaving my computer and books out in public places, such as the student center, library, and other buildings, without fear of anyone taking them. I can leave to buy food, go to the restroom, talk to friends, or just about anything else, and I never worry at all. I also feel very safe when I walk alone at night, no matter what the time or weather.

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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 66 responses

  • 22% None
  • 19% Excessive drinking
  • 14% Criminal activity near campus
  • 13% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 8% Walking alone
  • 8% Theft/robberies
  • 5% Non-students on campus
  • 4% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 3% Unlit pathways
  • 2% Dorm safety
  • 1% Drugs
  • 1% Violence among students
  • 0% Lack of safety escort services
  • 0% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 0% Gang violence

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 50 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 65 responses

  • 28% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 65% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 5% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 2% Not very visible.
  • 2% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 79 responses

  • 67% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 33% 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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