Health & Safety

Tallahassee, FL
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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: The safety on campus is in full force. The on-campus police are always near and in reach if in need. There are numerous emergency call systems set up around campus, you simply press the call button and will be activated with help. There are also several cameras set up on campus for security purposes. I have no personal problems or concerns about the safety on campus.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There is hardly any crime going on on-campus that I know about but the police officers are always visible and on the scene.

4 College Student

Health & Safety: I've gone walking through campus plenty of times in the wee hours of the morning, and I have always felt safe. We do have a SAFE team on campus, which the RAs definitely make sure you know about. Over and over and over again with their flyers and what not. There is police posted and usually patrolling around campus. We have the emergency poles with the bright lights. The clinic is very accommodating from what I hear. They even give out free soup and supplies (blankets, condoms, pads, tampons, etc)

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: You know where everything is and how it operates

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel safe on campus. it's not safe to walk alone at night


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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
Tampa, Fla
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
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
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?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 76 responses

  • 14% Non-students on campus
  • 14% Theft/robberies
  • 11% Walking alone
  • 10% Criminal activity near campus
  • 8% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 7% None
  • 6% Violence among students
  • 5% Dorm safety
  • 5% Unlit pathways
  • 4% Drugs
  • 4% Lack of safety escort services
  • 3% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 3% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 3% Excessive drinking
  • 2% Gang violence

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 75 responses

  • 3% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 3% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 11% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 8% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 28% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 48% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 76 responses

  • 3% We have campus police?
  • 5% Not very visible.
  • 18% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 46% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 28% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 76 responses

  • 4% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 30% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 47% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 18% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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