SRU named one of the country’s safest colleges


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May 8, 2019

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. — Slippery Rock University has been named one of the safest colleges in the United States by the National Council for Home Safety and Security.

The NCHSS is a national trade association comprised of licensed alarm installers, contractors and other relevant trade groups across the country. Its goal is to further industry education and public knowledge about home safety and security.

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The NCHSS compared 490 colleges and universities across the country utilizing the following criteria:

• FBI crime data.
• Local law enforcement reports.
• Police adequacy.

SRU's University Police Department provides law enforcement, security services and police escort services. Uniformed officers regularly patrol campus and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

In addition to University Police, SRU has Blue Light Safety Stations located across campus and safety call boxes that are located in all academic buildings, both of which provide students, faculty and staff with immediate access to a police dispatcher in the event of an emergency.

To see the complete NCHSS rankings, click here.

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