Health & Safety

Fort Myers, FL
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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I had a few night classes and I always felt safe walking to and from campus.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Personally I always feel safe. Campus security makes their rounds on campus, there are emergency buttons if you need help, and you really don't hear about crime going around campus.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are police that walk the premises and there are emergency poles that are all around campus, there to help whatever situation that could potentially occur. (Worst case scenario.)

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Very helpful and always available. I enjoy their booth set up on Wednesdays to talk about safe sex and any important health related dates.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: For the most part I feel safe on campus. Lately I have heard incidences about some on campus robberies but I have not gotten any fear from them because of how the on campus police officers handled the situation in their reports, advised students on what precautions to take, and information they sent out to the whole student body via university email. I appreciate the way UPD informs the students on campus and allow them to be aware of what is going on in the community.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 17th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 424th
    Safest Campuses
  • 982nd
    Most Visible Campus Police

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Victoria Rice
Clearwater, FL
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When asked about campus security, some students said they would like to see more security or more of a security presence on campus. Those who live off campus are often concerned about walking back to their cars at night. There are not many emergency call-boxes on the way to or in the parking places. Some students will call someone on their cell phone, just so they have someone to talk to on the way back to their car.

All in all, though, security is present; it could just be a little more present. The main campus buildings and the parking garages can be a little scary at night. There are some emergency call-boxes, but there could be more.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 1
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 6
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
University Police Department
Campus Support Complex
(239) 590-1911 emergency; (239) 590-1900 or ext. 1900 nonemergency
Safety Services
  • Code blue poles
  • Fingerprinting
  • Lost & Found
  • Police escorts
  • Property registration
  • Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) classes
Health Center
Student Health Services
Wellness Center Building
(239) 590-7966
Monday-Thursday 8:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Health Services
  • Contraceptive options
  • Family planning consultations
  • Health education
  • Health screenings
  • Nutritional assessments
  • Physical examinations
  • Referrals
  • Routine medical care
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 78 responses

  • 23% None
  • 15% Walking alone
  • 14% Unlit pathways
  • 7% Drugs
  • 7% Excessive drinking
  • 7% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 7% Theft/robberies
  • 5% Non-students on campus
  • 5% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 4% Criminal activity near campus
  • 3% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 1% Dorm safety
  • 0% Gang violence

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 77 responses

  • 1% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 1% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 6% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 3% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 16% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 73% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 77 responses

  • 0% We have campus police?
  • 4% Not very visible.
  • 12% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 55% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 30% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 78 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 13% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 35% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 53% Extremely safe and secure on campus.


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