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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel safe and taken care of on campus.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: There are alarms to press in every direction that makes me feel secure when walking around campus

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I have not heard any stories personally about campus crimes or assaults. There are blue lights locate every couple hundred feet that you can press that will keep you safe if you need help and you are taught how to use them at orientation.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I have no issues with safety at my school. They have emergency calls in every part of campus.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel incredibly safe on this campus. I have never felt threatened by anyone and most people feel the same.

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Most students agree that they feel safe on campus. You will only find predominately students, faculty, staff, or visitors treading through campus. URI is not in the middle of a city or surrounded by other main attractions—it is just a college campus, and every person on campus has a reason for being there. This limits the amount of outsiders that may straggle into URI and allows students to feel safe and free to walk around campus without having to worry about any outside elements.

Students say that safety precautions, like emergency phones and escorts, make them feel more comfortable on campus, especially at night. Since the campus is rather large, well-lit areas are essential for providing safety once the sun sets. However, students are encouraged to walk in groups at night, and they shouldn’t let just anyone into the resident halls. All residents need an ID in order to enter the dorms, but people do get in without them through the help of fellow students. Security cameras have been installed in dorms, throughout campus, and in parking lots, and police patrol the campus 24 hours, seven days a week. There are also large, blue emergency stations around campus that students can use to notify police if they are in trouble or just need an escort back to the dorms. A close eye is kept on students, and the University is doing all it can to provide for the students' safety. When it comes to safety, all is well at URI.

 

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 2
  • Burglary: 29
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 2
  • Sex Offenses: 10
  • Vehicle Theft: 8
Security Office
(401) 874-2121 42121 (on campus)
Safety Services
  • Campus emergency phones
  • Campus escort
  • Emergency medical services
  • Rape crisis center
  • SafeRide/SafeWalk
Health Center
Dr. Pauline B. Wood Health Services
Potter Building
(401) 874-2246
health.uri.edu
Health Services
  • Birth control
  • Complete physicals and basic medical services
  • Dermatology
  • Gynecology
  • Immunizations
  • Internal medicine
  • Nutritionist
  • Orthopedics
  • Pharmacy
  • Psychiatry
  • X-ray lab
Day Care Services?
Yes

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 109 responses

  • 15% None
  • 11% Walking alone
  • 11% Theft/robberies
  • 10% Excessive drinking
  • 10% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 8% Drugs
  • 7% Non-students on campus
  • 5% Unlit pathways
  • 4% Lack of safety escort services
  • 4% Violence among students
  • 4% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 3% Dorm safety
  • 3% Criminal activity near campus
  • 2% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 1% Gang violence

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 74 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 109 responses

  • 11% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 57% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 22% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 9% Not very visible.
  • 1% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 133 responses

  • 35% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 51% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 13% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 2% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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