Health & Safety

Lakeland, FL
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5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Very safe with the golf carts roaming around. I appreciate the safety team at all times of the day.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The school offers a program for people to speak and get help if they need it.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel safe at school, even at night. Security officers are always riding around on their carts, but they are not overbearing.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Florida Southern College is a very safe college, with nothing to worry about.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Police are there, but not overwhelming. I feel safe.


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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 38 responses

  • 24% None
  • 8% Criminal activity near campus
  • 8% Excessive drinking
  • 8% Theft/robberies
  • 6% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 6% Non-students on campus
  • 6% Unlit pathways
  • 6% Walking alone
  • 5% Dorm safety
  • 5% Drugs
  • 5% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 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 37 responses

  • 11% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 3% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 14% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 5% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 30% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 38% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 37 responses

  • 5% 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.
  • 35% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 37 responses

  • 3% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 5% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 49% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 43% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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