Health & Safety

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are too many homeless people around asking for money and fights happen usually at night.

3 College Student

Health & Safety: fine if you're a guy but girls should watch cups.

3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: The Tempe campus isn't very safe at night, or really during the day. The Downtown campus is safer, but again, it's downtown Phoenix. I'm a girl and I'm scared to walk alone at night.

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Campus crime is generally very low. Security and campus police can be seen driving around a lot, especially at night. Homeless people sometimes wander through campus at various times of the day, but most residential complexes are protected by card scanners and keys. Students generally feel safe on campus, however it can be somewhat scary walking through dark areas at night. Emergency call booths are placed frequently throughout campus in case of emergency, but are seldom used.

3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I find campus to be pretty safe there are always campus security there to ensure safety.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 96th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 294th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 1242nd
    Safest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jade Riley
Hometown
Glendale, AZ
Major
Molecular Biosciences and Biotechnology
Grad Year
2013
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There will always be crime in any major city, but there seems to be less crime around the Tempe campus than the metropolitan Phoenix area. The ASU police are directly across the street from the University, and they are constantly seen patrolling the area. Students feel really safe walking around at night, and it definitely helps that ASU has a service to take you back to your dorms in case you do not feel comfortable walking around in the wee hours of the morning. Most of the crime on campus is petty theft (like the infamous bike thieves or campus break-ins where people will steal equipment), potential sexual assault, and of course drug- or alcohol-related issues. You will find the occasional bar fight that breaks out on Mill Avenue, but overall the campus is a safe zone. Nevertheless, every individual should stay aware and not take things for granted because anything could happen at any moment, not just at ASU.

As far as personal health goes, vaccinations and other preventative practices are advertised around campus by the Student Health Center during flu season and periods when more sickness breaks out on campus. The health center also provides guidance in sexual health and safety by giving students the information and protection they need to practice safe sex. So long as you keep your head straight and use common sense, your safety in all aspects should not be an issue while attending ASU.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 15
  • Arson: 6
  • Burglary: 116
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 5
  • Sex Offenses: 3
  • Vehicle Theft: 51
Security Office
ASU Police Department
325 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe
(480) 965-3456 (non-emergencies); 911 (emergencies)
cfo.asu.edu/police
Safety Services
  • 24-hour emergency telephones
  • 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols
  • ASU Alert System by e2 campus
  • Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc.)
  • Crime Prevention Unit (CPU)
  • Emergency phones
  • Late night transport/escort service
  • Lighted pathways/sidewalks
  • Rape Aggression Defense Class (RAD)
Health Center
ASU Campus Health Service
451 E. University Drive.
(480) 965-3349
students.asu.edu/health
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Health Services
  • Acupuncture
  • Allergy shots
  • Asthma education
  • Chiropractic care
  • Gynecology
  • Health shop
  • Immunizations
  • Laboratory
  • Massage therapy
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Orthopedics
  • Pharmacy
  • Pregnancy tests
  • Primary care
  • Sports medicine
  • Travel clinic
  • Women's health
  • X-Ray
Day Care Services?
Yes
Did You Know?
  • Each residence hall complex is staffed 24/7 to assist students in any way possible, including answering questions, admitting and checking out guests, and notifying staff members in the event of any emergency. The staff performs community checks around the dorms to make sure everything is safe and sound!
  • The Safety Escort, a free campus taxi service that runs daily from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m., is available by reservation at (480) 965-1515.
  • Most related crimes on campus deal with petty theft and drug/liquor violations.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 387 responses

  • 14% Theft/robberies
  • 12% Excessive drinking
  • 11% Criminal activity near campus
  • 10% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 10% Walking alone
  • 10% Non-students on campus
  • 9% None
  • 7% Drugs
  • 5% Unlit pathways
  • 4% Dorm safety
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 2% Gang violence
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 43 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 would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 386 responses

  • 3% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 1% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 9% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 10% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 27% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 50% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 385 responses

  • 4% We have campus police?
  • 7% Not very visible.
  • 17% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 51% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 21% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 387 responses

  • 1% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 18% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 57% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 25% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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