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Health & Safety: The school is surrounded by a slightly sketchy area, but the XUPD does a great job of keeping students safe.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: With Xavier your safety is assured.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel extremely safe on campus. There are always police around campus if you ever need anything and the blue lights are there in case of emergencies. The police do a great job of keeping the students informed on any safety issues that are going on around campus

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The campus is very safe. The cops constantly patrol to make sure everything is in order.

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Health & Safety: While it may take our police 20 minutes to get to you, we have a great campus and seldom need their assistance.


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Campus safety is a high priority for the administration at Xavier, and it shows. Campus police vehicles are on frequent patrol 24 hours a day, and everywhere on campus is well lit, so one can take a midnight stroll without being accosted (unless you're into that sort of thing). The University has in place emergency call-boxes throughout the campus, so that if there ever was any trouble, the campus police are able to respond fairly quickly. As long as you are on Xavier University property, you feel relatively safe. While neighboring streets are not quite as pristine, there seems to be a heavily-enforced bubble that keeps those who live and work at Xavier safe.

The campus police do everything within their means to make sure that everyone on campus can live, work, study, and play in a safe environment. Unfortunately, with crime problems in the surrounding communities, especially Norwood, there is only so much the University can do. On campus is one of the safest places in the county you can be, but unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the streets outside of Xavier, where many students live in apartments and houses.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 12
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 1
  • Sex Offenses: 2
  • Vehicle Theft: 1
Security Office
(513) 745-1000
Safety Services
  • 24-hour foot, bike, and vehicle patrols
  • Campus shuttle
  • Emergency phones
  • Rape defense classes (RAD)
Health Center
McGrath Health and Counseling Center
1714 Cleneay Ave. (next to the Cohen Lot)
(513) 745-3022
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy injections and vaccinations
  • Direct nursing care
  • Nutrition Center
  • Support, counseling, and information about disease prevention
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
Campus police sit in their cars with the lights off at night in the parking lots to keep watch. There were problems of break-ins in the past, but the police force has been extra vigilant as of late. You can read about all their busts every week in the campus newspaper, the Newswire, which has a section devoted to humorous and interesting police notes.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 51 responses

  • 24% Criminal activity near campus
  • 15% None
  • 14% Theft/robberies
  • 12% Walking alone
  • 10% Non-students on campus
  • 7% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 5% Drugs
  • 4% Dorm safety
  • 4% Excessive drinking
  • 3% Unlit pathways
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 0% Lack of safety escort services
  • 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 45 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 51 responses

  • 45% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 47% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 4% 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 63 responses

  • 56% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 35% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 6% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 3% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.


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