Health & Safety

Frostburg, MD
Tuition (in-state)
$17,624 ($7,436)
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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Frostburg State University is currently under a Title 9 investigation. I felt safe for the most part while on campus, but things can and still do happen.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: not too much crime but extraneous activities makes things rowdy

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: for the most part students and staff are well protected no concerns from me

2 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: It happens more often than the campus lets on.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There have been some theft issues. One year a girl was stabbed. Some girls have been allegedly sexually assaulted. THe police could stroll campus and watch out for students more.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 527th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 989th
    Safest Campuses
  • 994th
    Most Visible Campus Police

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Elizabeth (Liz) Partenheimer
Bowie, MD
Psychology Major with a Child/Family Certificate
Grad Year
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Walking around campus at night has never really been a problem. There are emergency buttons stationed around all the different parts of campus. If you are walking by yourself and you do not feel safe for any reason, then you can hit that button, and the Frostburg State University police will come to the signal and escort you to wherever you need to go. Very rarely are these buttons pressed, mainly because the students feel incredibly safe; the police station is on campus, and the police are always doing different things to make the students feel safer. The only times students don’t feel safe is when they are walking alone at night off campus. Even then, the police are patrolling the streets looking for any possible threat.

As for the health center on campus, the Brady Health Center is an excellent resource. The prices for exams, shots, and anything else are very low. It has flexible hours for students. However, do not skip class because you are “sick” and then go to Brady asking for a doctor’s note. That will not work. If you are legitimately sick, then make an appointment with Brady (you may be able to get an appointment that same day if you are lucky), and use the receipt from them as documentation for your absence.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 1
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 17
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 2
  • Sex Offenses: 2
  • Vehicle Theft: 1
Security Office
University Police
101 Braddock Road
(301) 687-4223
Safety Services
  • Blue-light emergency phones
  • Operation ID
  • Residence halls locked 24 hours
Health Center
Brady Health Center
101 Braddock Road
(301) 687-4310
Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy injections
  • Emergency contraception
  • HIV testing
  • Immunizations
  • Primary care
  • Women's health
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 34 responses

  • 16% Violence among students
  • 15% Excessive drinking
  • 14% Theft/robberies
  • 11% Drugs
  • 11% None
  • 10% Walking alone
  • 9% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 4% Criminal activity near campus
  • 4% Dorm safety
  • 2% Non-students on campus
  • 2% Unlit pathways
  • 1% Gang violence
  • 1% Lack of safety escort services
  • 0% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 0% Lack of a strong security presence

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 5 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 33 responses

  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 3% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 9% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 3% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 58% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 27% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 34 responses

  • 0% We have campus police?
  • 0% Not very visible.
  • 18% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 62% 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 34 responses

  • 3% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 6% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 62% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 29% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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