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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.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Public Safety does an excellent job of keeping students safe and are always immediately available. Students should exercise caution when walking around certain neighborhoods, particularly at night.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Crime on campus itself is very low, and public safety is never far away and can be called at any time. The majority of crime occurs just off campus, which is often unrelated to student life, and public safety notifies students whenever something happens in the nearby community.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: The health services are always available. When I needed to go for blood work and my PPD, staff was very accomodating and helpful. I feel safe when walking alone around campus, even at night around the parking lot. Always can see security cars driving around areas.


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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 73 responses

  • 27% Criminal activity near campus
  • 15% Theft/robberies
  • 13% Walking alone
  • 10% None
  • 10% Excessive drinking
  • 6% Non-students on campus
  • 4% Lack of safety escort services
  • 4% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 4% 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 56 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 73 responses

  • 15% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 67% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 16% 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 94 responses

  • 36% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 53% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 9% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 2% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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