Health & Safety

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

Health & Safety: I have been blessed enough to never experience any safety or security issues on campus. However, i do know that it still does exist and i am always all for increasing safety and security for the students at FSU. I want to always feel safe when walking and some extra lighting at night would not be a terrible thing. I would also like for there to be security in the parking garages once it gets dark because after leaving the library late at night, walking alone is scary. Other then that, i feel safe at campus.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Everyone normally feels pretty secure on campus.

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: It is a very safe campus environment. I have not heard of any assaults since registering for classes so unsure about how often the occur.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There is a college police station on the edge of campus that makes rounds at night to check for safety. I have walked alone at night many times, but I have only done it because I have to. I always prefer walking with a friend.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: There are safe busses to take you anywhere on campus after dark for free. Taxis in Tallahassee are also only $4 with your student ID to go from a bar or fraternity to an apartment or dorm. There's also a bunch of other measures the police department has like texting them to tell them you're home safe.

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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 287 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
  • 4% None
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 2% Dorm safety
  • 2% Gang violence
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 14 responses

Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
  • Alcohol plays a significant role in sexual assault on campus.
  • Campus administrators provide a supportive environment for victims of sexual assault.
  • Campus administrators work hard to actively prevent sexual assaults on our campus.
  • A friend, a classmate, or I have been a victim of sexual assault on/near our campus.
  • Our campus has easily accessible support services in place to address sexual assaults.
  • Sexual assaults are a serious problem on campus.
  • Students take the issue of sexual assault on campus seriously.

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 286 responses

  • 2% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 1% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 9% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 12% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 27% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 49% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 286 responses

  • 1% We have campus police?
  • 5% Not very visible.
  • 14% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 60% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 21% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 286 responses

  • 2% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 26% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 51% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 21% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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