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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The surrounding area off of campus, the River Campus, can be questionable in the early evening or at dark. Would not recommend going into the 19th Ward or nearby parks after dark.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I couldn't say I have heard of a single sexual assault problem during my whole freshman year. That said, I am very much not a party person, and it's my understanding that alcohol plays a huge role in sexual assault on campuses everywhere in the US, and UR certainly has alcohol prevalent on campus in Greek facilities.

Every student undergoes a mandatory online course on sexual assault. There is a 'red light/green light' talk about sexual consent given to all freshmen which is basically a meme on campus even among seniors (not because people don't take it seriously, just because it is intentionally comedic). I wouldn't say sexual assault is a big problem on our campus, but it is a problem on college campuses in the US in a general sense.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: There have been some issues with Public Safety, but I believe those can be worked on.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The student safety officers are always around ready to help.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: We NEED better security on campus. We need armed security.


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River Campus is generally thought of as very safe. Students feel comfortable walking around at any hour of the night, and there are multiple ways to contact security in the event of an emergency. Security is on constant patrol around campus, and there are more than enough on duty at any given time. The crime rate on campus remains low, and students feel safe walking around campus at any time of day.

Security is occasionally strict, as they are known to crack down on fraternities, and many end up on probation, so fraternity members resent security and say they give the fraternity houses undue attention. There was also an incident when security took students' bicycles that were not locked up for safekeeping. Additionally, from the outside point of view, there is not a large amount of security to go through when coming in. Pretty much anyone could come onto campus, and if someone swiped them in with an ID, they could easily get into any dorm. A few incidents have occurred due to this, but the campus generally remains quiet.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 2
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 70
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 8
  • Sex Offenses: 8
  • Vehicle Theft: 9
Security Office
Security services
612 Wilson Blvd.
13 on any phone (emergency) (585) 275-3333 (non-emergency)
Safety Services
  • Blue-light phones
  • Late-night escort
  • MERT (Medical Emergency Response Team)
  • Safety bulletin e-mails
Health Center
University Health Service
(585) 275-2662
Monday 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Tuesday 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Wednesday-Friday 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m.-6 p.m.
Health Center
River Campus
Monday 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Tuesday 9:15 a.m.- 9 p.m., Wednesday-Thursday 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday-Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy injections
  • Counseling
  • Immunizations
  • Laboratory tests and x-rays
  • Medications
  • Patient Advocate
  • Physical Therapy
  • Primary Care
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
  • Security officers at UR are trained for 32 hours to hold a New York State license and undergo an additional 320 hours of in-house basic training.
  • In 1995, security added a bike patrol, which cut down on response time, maximized visibility of officers, and reduced operating costs of security vehicles.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 78 responses

  • 27% Criminal activity near campus
  • 15% Theft/robberies
  • 12% Walking alone
  • 11% None
  • 9% Excessive drinking
  • 6% Non-students on campus
  • 4% Lack of safety escort services
  • 4% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 3% Drugs
  • 3% Unlit pathways
  • 2% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 1% Gang violence
  • 1% Dorm safety
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 1% Violence among students

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 61 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 78 responses

  • 15% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 67% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 17% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 1% Not very visible.
  • 0% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 99 responses

  • 36% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 54% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 8% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 2% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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