Health & Safety

Location
Tallahassee, FL
Undergrads
28,733
Tuition (in-state)
$21,570 ($6,402)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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1 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: FSU barely reports any rapes or sexual assault. They do not do anything to avoid rape, as in telling men to not rape, rather they tell girls to be protective.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: From what I hear, it's not a very safe campus but FSU and the campus police do an amazing job providing opportunities for students to stay as safe as they can, often using technology. The rest is up to the students.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The one great thing about FSU is that we have our own police station: FSUPD. They are always on campus whether walking around, on golf carts, or patrolling in marked FSUPD cars, their presence is known. I know if I was in danger, they would be there to help me. We also have something called the "Blue Light Trail," which is a series of 400 strategically placed poles around campus that each have a blue light attached to give light to the path, as well as a built in call button that if pushed will connect the person immediately to a dispatcher to help. This is an added safety to campus that gives me ease when walking alone. I am not naive and do keep watch on my surroundings, especially if I am walking home alone at night. But I have never once felt my safety was in danger.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Very easy to reach campus police when you need them, multiple fitness centers with easy access, blue light emergency posts everywhere. Outside campus isn't the safest but on campus is better

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Like anywhere else, on campus you have to be aware of your surroundings. FSUPD is always available and are frequently seen patrolling campus. There are a number of robberies that take place on campus, which is why if traveling alone at night it is important to consider taking the safe bus or night nole home.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 577th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 803rd
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 1349th
    Safest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Cheryl Justis
Hometown
Daytona Beach, Fla.
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Perhaps because Tallahasee is such a friendly town, people tend to take for granted that serious crimes rarely ever happen. Still, the University's Office of Safety and Security has done everything possible to ensure that the campus is extremely safe. Emergency phones are attached to blue light posts all around campus and the Safety and Security Shuttle allows students who feel either unsafe to walk or are too inebriated to drive from running into trouble. Most female students admit to feeling very safe when they walk across campus late at night, especially because all paths and streets tend to be well lit and clear of huge bushes or trees. All dorms require ID cards to enter, and as a result, many students don't always feel the need to lock their doors.

One of the main problems that occurs on campus is theft, mostly in places like Strozier Library or the Student Life Building, where students often leave their belongings unattended for long periods of time. Safety and Security officers generally do a very good job of tracking down stolen items, and for the most part, students tend not to steal from other students. Even so, Safety and Security encourages students to register their bicycles with the school in case they are stolen and then turn up a week later somewhere in town-as has been known to happen before.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 20
  • Arson: 8
  • Burglary: 61
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 8
  • Sex Offenses: 6
  • Vehicle Theft: 18
Security Office
FSU Police Department
830 W. Jefferson St.
(850) 644-1234
www.police.fsu.edu
Safety Services
  • Crime alerts
  • Emergency phones
  • Personal property registration
  • Rape Aggression Defense (RAD)
  • S.A.F.E. Escort Service
  • SafeBus
  • Silent Witness
  • Victim advocacy program
Health Center
Thagard Student Health Center
Magnolia Way, near Montgomery Gym
(850) 644-6230
www.tshc.fsu.edu
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy care
  • Immunizations
  • Laboratory
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical therapy
  • Primary care
  • Psychiatry
  • STD/HIV testing
  • Travel clinic
  • Women's health
  • X-ray
Day Care Services?
Yes
Did You Know?
Confidential mental health counseling is available at no charge to students at the Thagard Student Health Center. Counselors specialize in many different areas, including alcohol/drug abuse, anger, assault/date rape, assertiveness, anxiety, depression, discrimination, eating disorders, family, grief, relationships, self-esteem, sexual abuse, sexuality/sexual orientation, social isolation, stress, suicidal thoughts, test anxiety/study skills, and time management. Counseling options include individual counseling, group counseling, couples counseling, crisis intervention, referrals, psychiatric consultation, workshops and presentations, and peer-facilitation training.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 275 responses

  • 18% Criminal activity near campus
  • 17% Theft/robberies
  • 16% Walking alone
  • 11% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 8% Excessive drinking
  • 7% Non-students on campus
  • 5% Unlit pathways
  • 4% Drugs
  • 3% None
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Dorm safety
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 2% Gang violence
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 275 responses

  • 2% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 1% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 9% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 13% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 27% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 48% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 275 responses

  • 0% We have campus police?
  • 5% Not very visible.
  • 14% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 59% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 22% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 275 responses

  • 2% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 25% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 52% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 21% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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