Health & Safety

Lakeland, FL
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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Security is good, if you stay up late somewhere, they are always checking up on you.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: We have monthly health and safety checks. If you feel unsafe walking to your car, Safety will come and escort you. Safety is constantly driving around campus making sure everything is as it should be.

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2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The health services on campus are atrocious. If you need anything but free ibuprofen, hit up one of the urgent care clinics (or the hospital) nearby and you will be much more efficiently and effectively taken care of.

The safety services are okay - they're mostly friendly and they're frequently visible driving around in their golf carts. But that's all they really do. Luckily there is hardly any crime (and no violent crime I've ever heard of) on campus, as if there was they wouldn't even be able to react to it appropriately as most of the officers are too old and overweight (and completely unarmed) to protect a student's livelihood. All safety has ever done for me was unfairly written several parking tickets.

The areas near campus are mostly non-sketchy but there are better spots than others. There are occasional townies or unwelcome friends-of-friends on campus that have lingered on campus for periods of several weeks, but never has it been a safety issue.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Lakeland has some sketchy parts of town so I am cautious. Never had any problems and the campus is usually pretty quiet.

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5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Easy to get to and use the health and safety accommodations. Everyone is super friendly and helpful.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 716th
    Safest Campuses
  • 927th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 1198th
    Best Student Health Center

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Erin Ferguson
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Campus is very safe all over. The small size makes Campus Safety's job easier because they are able to patrol the grounds quickly and efficiently. The only area that is somewhat more unsafe than the rest of campus is the group of buildings across the street from the main campus area (nursing, communication, and humanities buildings). When it comes to this area, students are advised to get a ride home from Campus Safety after the sun goes down.

Students generally feel safe walking around at night because the campus is so small; anywhere a student needs to go is never very far. As such, walking at night is not as dangerous. Plus, all the areas are lit brightly, so the chances of someone sneaking up to surprise someone else are very slim. Campus police are very visible and known by most students. They are always driving around in golf carts, giving rides to students, and patrolling the area. If anything were to happen to a student, a safety officer would undoubtedly be there right away. In terms of health safety, the student health center is not as reliable. While the hours of the center are reasonable, the advanced registered nurse practitioner is not present during the same hours of the facility, only there about half the time with appointments necessary. Other than that, everyone in the health center is very nice and willing to help out in any way.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 5
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Campus Safety
(863) 680-4305
Safety Services
  • Campus Security Escort Program
  • Emergency phones
  • Security Escort Transmitters
Health Center
Student Health Center
Corner of Ingraham Avenue and Duke Place, across from the ROTC building and Barnett Field
(863) 680-4292
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 3 p.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m.-8 p.m.
Health Services
  • Crutches
  • Hot water bottles
  • Ice bags
  • Lab tests and X-rays
  • Plastic basins
  • Some prescription medications
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
The safety buttons cover all of campus, including half of Lake Hollingsworth.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 35 responses

  • 23% None
  • 8% Criminal activity near campus
  • 8% Excessive drinking
  • 8% Theft/robberies
  • 7% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 7% Non-students on campus
  • 7% Unlit pathways
  • 5% Dorm safety
  • 5% Drugs
  • 5% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 5% Walking alone
  • 4% Gang violence
  • 4% Lack of safety escort services
  • 4% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 0% Violence among students

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 35 responses

  • 11% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 3% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 14% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 6% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 29% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 37% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 35 responses

  • 6% We have campus police?
  • 3% Not very visible.
  • 11% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 46% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 34% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 35 responses

  • 3% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 6% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 51% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 40% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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