Health & Safety

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3 College Senior

Health & Safety: The security on campus is pretty good. There is always someone on campus making sure that rules and the honor code are followed.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I am never worried on campus because students are friendly, and will sometimes accompany you to class, and security guards can be found all over campus along with campus security cameras.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: This is a very safe campus. Very few crimes occur.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I don't know of any campus crime at all besides students parking in a parking lot that they don't have a permit for. You WILL get a ticket for this. It sucks. Just get a parking pass. I can't think of a safer campus in the world.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: This is a very safe campus! Not once have I ever felt in danger of anything violent, or of someone stealing something from me. Because of the honor code we have here at our school, as well as a devotion to our religious believes there is a trust that exists on campus in which you don't feel the need to fear.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 1st
    Safest Campuses
  • 20th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 24th
    Most Visible Campus Police

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jenica Sparks
Olympia, Washington
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Many students feel BYU-Idaho is the safest place they’ve ever been. It’s not uncommon for students to talk to one another and feel comfortable hanging out after one meeting. They’re willing to trust one another because students have signed the Honor Code that makes them promise to upkeep the laws in Rexburg and the rules on campus. Because of the Honor Code and student standards, many BYU-Idaho students feel very safe on campus because the students are committed to being kind and respectful. They do not steal, cheat, or participate in violence, but the town is not always perfectly safe. Students are still strongly encouraged to lock their doors and look both ways before crossing the street.

The Rexburg community is also reasonably safe because it’s a family-oriented community, and the majority of residents are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, who strive for integrity and honesty in everything in all their daily activities. Students are still taught safety by common sense, and many new pedestrian lights were installed recently for safer streets for those walking. Many emergency phones are installed throughout the campus, in case of an emergency, and campus police are always in the area patrolling for any suspicious activity.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 3
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 1
Security Office
University Security and Safety
150 Kimball Building
(208) 496-3000
Safety Services
  • Every building is equipped with the appropriate emergency gear for fires.
  • One of the most safety-ensuring implemenations at BYU-Idaho is probably curfew. Security checks campus and locks the buildings at 11 p.m. Then students are all in their apartments by midnight.
  • There are emergency phones stationed at various points on campus.
Health Center
Student Health Center
East end of Kimball parking lot
(208) 496-9330
Monday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday 8 a.m.-2 p.m., 3 p.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • General Medicine Clinic
  • Immunizations
  • Laboratory
  • Pharmacy/Prescriptions
  • Radiology
  • Specialty Clinic
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 180 responses

  • 54% None
  • 11% Walking alone
  • 8% Unlit pathways
  • 7% Theft/robberies
  • 5% Non-students on campus
  • 4% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 3% Drugs
  • 2% Dorm safety
  • 2% Criminal activity near campus
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 1% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 0% Excessive drinking
  • 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 13 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 179 responses

  • 58% High quality, very convenient.
  • 23% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 13% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 6% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 1% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 179 responses

  • 13% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 55% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 9% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 11% Not very visible.
  • 12% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 180 responses

  • 88% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 12% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 1% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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