Health & Safety

Atlanta, GA
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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel pretty safe on campus. Like any college, there is always a risk walking around alone on campus late at night.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Oxford is quite safe, however, the Atlanta campus has more crimes. the Oxford community is not as aware of these crimes, however we are informed if any major events happen, like theft, rape etc.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There is security, but problems have risen recently.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: We have the blue light systems and I feel pretty safe since most of the main roads are all lit.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I like that we always get updates on safety and security information through email as well as safety tips.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 118th
    Safest Campuses
  • 665th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 1114th
    Best Student Health Center

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Matt Kohn
Rockville, MD
Grad Year
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Although some may think Emory might be unsafe due to its close proximity to Atlanta, this is not the case at all. Emory security and police are constantly on watch during the late-night hours, and there are several emergency blue-light phones scattered throughout campus if a student were to run into any trouble. Unfortunately, as with any college campus, dorm room thefts do occur, but these cases are rather trivial and are often easily prevented by simply locking one's door. Assaults on students are extremely rare and uncommon, and students will often walk home to their dorms at 2 a.m. or later with no trouble at all. Emory also offers an escort service for students out late at night. The escort shuttle will pick the student up wherever they are and take them to any destination within a mile of campus.

Emory's student health center is also very helpful and provides top-notch care to anyone who needs it. It is a rather long walk from main campus, often too far away even for some sick students. While it may take a day or so to make an appointment, the treatment is often worth the wait, and many praise the student health center for healing their ailments. The health clinic also provides free sexual health services. Counseling is also paid for by tuition, so students who are overly stressed or dealing with adverse circumstances can easily find help by scheduling an appointment or calling Emory's help line for mental health issues and coping with stress.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 41
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 1
  • Sex Offenses: 2
  • Vehicle Theft: 12
Security Office
Emory University Police Department
1784 N. Decatur Road
(404) 727-6115 (non-emergencies); 911 or (404) 727-6111 (emergencies)
Safety Services
  • Blue-light phones
  • Environmental health and safety
  • Fire safety
  • Police station on campus
  • Security escorts
  • Sexual assault prevention, education, and response
Health Center
Student Health & Counseling Services
1525 Clifton Road Building
(404) 727-7551
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (urgent care only)
Health Services
  • Allergy and immunization clinics
  • Anonymous HIV and STD testing
  • Emergency and after-hours care
  • Lab services
  • Nutrition counseling
  • On-site specialty clinics
  • Physical exams
  • Prescription medications
  • Primary medical services
  • Psychiatry
  • Specialist referrals
  • Substance abuse counseling
  • Travel clinic
  • Women's health
  • X-ray services at Emory Clinic
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
If a student must visit a hospital from an alcohol/drug overdose, medical amnesty allows students treatment without having a conduct case.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 63 responses

  • 19% None
  • 12% Excessive drinking
  • 11% Criminal activity near campus
  • 9% Theft/robberies
  • 9% Walking alone
  • 9% Drugs
  • 9% Non-students on campus
  • 9% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 5% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Gang violence
  • 2% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Unlit pathways
  • 2% Dorm safety
  • 0% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 0% Violence among students

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 62 responses

  • 2% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 2% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 13% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 29% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 15% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 40% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 64 responses

  • 0% We have campus police?
  • 6% Not very visible.
  • 12% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 69% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 12% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 63 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 8% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 37% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 56% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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