Health & Safety

Greenville, NC
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2 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: At night, never walk anywhere alone. There is a lot of crime, mostly that of people who walk alone and get jumped off campus. The grid and downtown are the most dangerous to walk alone at night.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I've always felt safe. never scared. good overall quality.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The campus is always well light. The Police station is on campus and you always see an officer on campus. I feel very safe while on campus.

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4 College Student

Health & Safety: More times than not I feel very safe walking around campus. With that said, I've heard of some criminal activity going on outside of school, but they're usually just minor things. Overall, I am comfortable at ECU.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel safe on campus.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 317th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 1076th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 1357th
    Safest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Samantha Mandel
Matthews, NC
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The ECU Police have a visible and friendly presence, yet they do not hesitate to arrest or cite people for various offenses, which should make students feel safe and secure. Fortunately, criminal offense rates are low here. Students can start being proactive about their safety by taking the HLTH 1000 class during their first semester or year. For students who come from towns where sex education only advocates abstinence, the course is helpful for learning about birth control and ways to reduce STD transmission, which is especially important since the STD rate is rumored to be high here. While on-campus sexual assault reports have been minimal, numerous students have been victimized off campus and not reported it. Students should avoid walking alone after dark in the areas near downtown and should make sure they have enough money before going out so they do not have to use the ATM machines downtown, which are good places to rob drunk people who have just replenished their funds. Campus is well lit, so students should not be worried about walking back to their dorms or cars at night. There is also Safe Ride, and there are emergency blue-light phones everywhere. Residence hall doors are locked 24 hours a day, but non-residents can still sneak in behind residents, so you should always be aware of who is around when you enter your dorm, especially at night.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 4
  • Arson: 3
  • Burglary: 34
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 1
  • Sex Offenses: 3
  • Vehicle Theft: 2
Security Office
ECU Police Department
609 E. Tenth St.
911 (emergencies) (252) 328-6787 (non-emergencies, East Campus) (252) 744-3863 (non-emergencies, West Campus, School of Medicine)
Safety Services
  • Bike patrols
  • Bike registration
  • Blue-light emergency phones
  • Emergency motorist assitance
  • Safe Ride escort service
  • Self-defense courses
Health Center
ECU Student Health Service
1001 E. Fifth St.
(252) 328-6841
Monday-Tuesday 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Wednesday 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Thursday 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (urgent care only on weekends)
Health Services
  • Allergy clinic
  • Immunization
  • Massage therapy
  • Men's health (testicular cancer and steroid-use education, STI treatment)
  • Pharmacy
  • Sexual Assault Examiner Program
  • Wellness education
  • Women's health (contraception, morning-after pill, STI treatment, pap smear, and GYN exams)
  • X-rays
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
  • Birth control pills are sometimes more expensive at the Student Health Service than at other pharmacies in town, but condoms are available at discounted rates and are also available in residence hall vending machines (sometimes right next to the breath mints).
  • The ECU Police Department holds fundraising raffles several times a year. Recent prizes have included a motorcycle and a jet ski.
  • Some ECU buses are equipped with security cameras. Smile for the monitor!
  • The campus phone system requires that "9" be dialed first to indicate an off-campus phone number. However, campus 911 calls are referred to the ECU Police first and should not include the extra "9" before the number.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 86 responses

  • 20% Criminal activity near campus
  • 16% Walking alone
  • 15% Theft/robberies
  • 8% Excessive drinking
  • 8% Non-students on campus
  • 7% Unlit pathways
  • 7% Gang violence
  • 6% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 4% Drugs
  • 3% Dorm safety
  • 3% None
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 1% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 0% Lack of/broken emergency phones

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 86 responses

  • 1% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 2% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 8% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 13% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 33% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 43% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 87 responses

  • 0% We have campus police?
  • 3% Not very visible.
  • 17% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 55% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 24% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 86 responses

  • 3% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 37% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 42% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 17% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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