Health & Safety

Nashville, TN
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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Lots of B-Po on their bikes.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel extremely safe on campus. I have classes that last until the night time and walking to my car can be a bit scarey but I always see security walking around as well as other students.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: This really isn't an issue at Belmont.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel pretty safe on Belmont's campus. The security presence is definitely present but not over bearing. Campus crime levels are extremely low, and when they do occur action is quickly taken. The Office of Communications here does a great job of keeping the student body up to date on what is happening on campus via email. I feel very informed when things go wrong, but that is a rare occurrence.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Its like living anywhere else.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 146th
    Safest Campuses
  • 530th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 536th
    Best Student Health Center

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Tara Knott
Geneva, Illinois
Grad Year
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Belmont prides itself in having incredibly low crime rates, particularly for a school in a major metropolitan area like Nashville. Belmont security officers, or "B-Po" as the students affectionately call them, are easily recognizable and some of the most interesting staffers at the University. Just ask them what they did before they came to Belmont; you’ll find some surprising responses! They’re always available to give students a ride. The street outside the library can be a little sketchy late at night, so if you’re pulling an all-night cram session, don’t hesitate to call them. Security officers patrol the campus on bicycles and in cars, but Belmont’s safety precautions go beyond that. The University also has a text alert system to let students know of dangerous situations in the area. However, the volume of texts being sent usually slows down the system, and you may hear about a tornado warning five minutes before it’s out of the county. Common sense comes in handy in these situations, as well.

In McWhorter Hall, there’s a fully stocked pharmacy plus primary health services. All Belmont students are insured for visits here, although you may have to pay a small amount for strep tests, blood work, and prescriptions. The staff in Health Services is equipped to diagnose and treat minor illnesses, but the schedule gets booked easily, so it’s wise to call ahead. Of course, if you’re really sick and can’t get in to see somebody at Belmont, there’s a CVS MinuteClinic on the Vanderbilt campus.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 2
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 1
  • Vehicle Theft: 1
Security Office
Office of Campus Security
Gabhart Student Center
(615) 460-6617
Safety Services
  • Bicycle, foot, vehicle patrols
  • Camera monitoring
  • Crime prevention
  • Emergency telephone monitoring
  • Enforcement of law and University policy
  • Escorts
  • First respondents for medical/criminal emergencies
  • Investigation and reporting
  • Student ID services
  • Text alert system
  • Vehicle lockout/jumpstart assistance
  • Vehicle registration
Health Center
Belmont University Health Services
1900 Belmont Blvd.
(615) 460-5506
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy injections
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Ear washing
  • Laboratory testing
  • Medical equipment
  • Nebulizer treatment for asthma
  • Primary medical services
  • Referrals
  • Routine immunizations
  • Travel consults and vaccines
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
In 2010, there was only one reported burglary on campus.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 50 responses

  • 19% Criminal activity near campus
  • 16% Theft/robberies
  • 15% None
  • 11% Unlit pathways
  • 11% Walking alone
  • 5% Non-students on campus
  • 4% Drugs
  • 4% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 3% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Excessive drinking
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 1% Dorm safety
  • 1% Gang violence
  • 1% Violence among students

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 50 responses

  • 4% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 4% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 10% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 4% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 36% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 42% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 49 responses

  • 2% We have campus police?
  • 2% Not very visible.
  • 18% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 61% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 16% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 49 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 0% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 51% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 49% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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