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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: For some reason there are far more sexual assaults on campus than I thought there would be. The Health center is great if you ever have an issue with your personal health.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: We are always aware if there was a sexual assault, break in, or any violation that took place on campus through email. They remain on top of their game.

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2 College Junior

Health & Safety: The police are fine, but the students often get so drunk that they damage property and make fools of themselves. I am fine with lax enforcement of alcohol policies, but they are so unenforced that people get really drunk and run around the dorms breaking things, often with little punishment! It is known that sexual assaults/harassment are not taken all that seriously.

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5 College Junior

Health & Safety: very safe campus. people generally watch out for each other too. the police is there for your safety.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I have never felt unsafe being alone at night on campus. The police truly care about the well-being of students and are not looking to get people into trouble, just to make sure that they get home safely. There is an emergency number you can call and blue lights all over campus that you could use if you ever do feel unsafe, however. If a crime does occur on campus, UR emails all students about it.

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Most students agree that, aside from some minor vandalism and theft, UR is incredibly safe. One of the biggest deterrents to crime is that the campus police maintain a very visible and active presence 24 hours per day. The weekly crime reports that are published in the school paper usually show a few cases of vandalism or theft of iPods, and the biggest deal of the past few years was when someone’s car was stolen—something very out of the ordinary. The most common incident reports are of theft of University property, like laptops, reported missing from classrooms and labs.

Students never have to fear for their own personal safety. Although the University offers the Safety Shuttle to female students, as well as emergency phones, there is never any need to use these services. In fact, most girls feel comfortable walking around campus at night alone. The campus itself is very well lit, and there are cops everywhere. Students often refer to campus as the “UR Bubble.” It really does seem as though the campus is isolated from the outside world, and it is easy to forget that the city of Richmond is only 15 minutes away, a city which led the nation in homicide percentage per population a few years ago. However, at UR, you are safe.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 2
  • Arson: 1
  • Burglary: 29
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 2
  • Vehicle Theft: 2
Security Office
University of Richmond Police Department
Special Programs Building, 31 UR Drive
(804) 289-8715, 911 (on-campus emergency)
Safety Services
  • Blue-light Emergency Phones
  • Emergency alert systems
  • Safety Shuttle
  • Silent Witness
Health Center
Student Health Center
Special Programs Building, first floor
(804) 289-8064
Monday-Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m., 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Thursday 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m., 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Health Services
  • Acute care for illness and injury
  • Alcohol abuse prevention
  • Allergy shots
  • General medical care
  • Health education
  • Immunizations
  • Lab testing services
  • Medical equipment and supplies
  • Men's health care
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical exams
  • Travel abroad prep
  • UR recreation and wellness
  • Women's health
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
The University is presently one of only six private institutions in the country (and three colleges) that has a full-service law enforcement agency accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 39 responses

  • 25% None
  • 16% Excessive drinking
  • 12% Theft/robberies
  • 12% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 8% Unlit pathways
  • 7% Walking alone
  • 5% Drugs
  • 4% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 4% Non-students on campus
  • 3% Dorm safety
  • 3% Lack of safety escort services
  • 1% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 1% Criminal activity near campus
  • 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 28 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 38 responses

  • 29% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 58% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 8% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 5% Not very visible.
  • 0% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 42 responses

  • 57% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 36% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 7% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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