Health & Safety

Location
Tallahassee, FL
Undergrads
9,100
Tuition (in-state)
$17,726 ($5,785)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: We have officers that bring us back to our dorm rooms at night if we are in the library up until 3AM.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: This past fall semester, I was taking classes at night. While walking from my class (even thought there was one blue phone in my path) I noticed that lighting on campus could drastically use some improvement, or even security would help to put many of the students minds at ease.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: When things such as a robbery or an armored man/woman is near campus, the police sends out a mass text to all the student on campus and also to students who attend near by colleges/universities.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I live on campus, but Our school is real open, and by that i mean in front of our apartments there's regular houses. where people that do not attend our university live at. Cars drive by , and its basically like apartments that don't below to the university. Houses are all along side of the campus , but people are always paying attention to their surroundings. Our campus has cameras, and security by the bundle. And they are always on duty, driving around ,involved in campus, and talking to students. Also, during the night time police officers are present. Personally i feel super safe on campus, during the night time, its a little different since it is an open campus and cars drive by and there is woods, but just walk with a buddy. Overall, our camous is pretty safe, and polices are always on the clock, patrolling.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The Campus has a safe team, help buttons all over and crime alerts.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 542nd
    Best Student Health Center
  • 725th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 1360th
    Safest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Angel Neal
Hometown
Tampa, Fla
Major
Journalism/Magazine Production
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The University is open, which means locals and non-students can come onto campus, so safety is highly stressed here. The students are in good hands and should not fret about their safety. The FAMU police are always around monitoring the students and campus. The safest places on campus are the classrooms, library, or near the dorms. It’s not recommended that students walk alone at night, but the campus is well lit and there are usually people out throughout the night if you must go somewhere alone. The unsafe areas would have to be behind buildings where no one can see you, but for the most part, the campus is very safe. Most students say they feel safe walking around campus day or night because of the heavy presence of campus police. The police are always out and about interacting with students, and some students even know officers by name.

The student health center is a great place for students to turn to for counseling, testing, and health services. They offer free HIV testing, STD testing, Planned Parenthood counseling, and everything else a health center should offer. The staff is really friendly and always ready to help the students.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 6
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 28
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 15
  • Sex Offenses: 3
  • Vehicle Theft: 7
Security Office
Department of Public Safety
2400 Wahnish Way, POM Building A, Suite 128
(850) 599-3256
www.famu.edu/PublicSafety
Safety Services
  • College Crime Watch
  • e2Campus System, a mass notification system
  • Emergency blue-light phones
  • Escort service
  • Operation Bookstamp (stamping ID information into students' books)
  • Operation ID (engraving students' personal proprety)
  • Rape Aggression Defense course
  • Security cameras
  • Self-defense classes
  • Warning sirens in case of emergency
Health Center
Student Health Services
116 Foote-Hilyer Administration Building
(850) 599-3777
www.famu.edu/shs
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy shots
  • Basic medical care
  • Family planning
  • Health and wellness counseling
  • Immunizations
  • Lab services
  • Pharmacy
  • Physicals
  • Referrals
  • STD testing
  • Women's health
Day Care Services?
Yes

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 84 responses

  • 14% Theft/robberies
  • 13% Non-students on campus
  • 11% Walking alone
  • 10% Criminal activity near campus
  • 8% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 8% None
  • 6% Violence among students
  • 5% Dorm safety
  • 5% Unlit pathways
  • 4% Lack of safety escort services
  • 4% Drugs
  • 3% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 3% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 2% Excessive drinking
  • 2% Gang violence

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 10 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 83 responses

  • 2% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 2% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 11% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 7% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 29% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 48% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 83 responses

  • 4% We have campus police?
  • 5% Not very visible.
  • 19% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 46% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 27% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 83 responses

  • 5% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 29% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 49% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 17% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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