Health & Safety

Spokane, WA
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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have never had to ask campo for anything, so I cannot give an accurate representation of them.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus during the day, but late at night walking back from the library or other buildings I feel a little bit more vulnerable.

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3 College Student

Health & Safety: People always say not to walk alone at night. Words like these tend to make safety an issue on campus as we are aware it is a very open and community oriented campus.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are a lot of break ins near the Logan Neighborhood. It makes me uncomfortable to leave my apartment during vacations because I worry about theft. Walking on campus is safe, but if you get near the edges of campus safety decreases immensely.

3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: It's not necessarily dangerous, but always lock up materials and never walk alone, same as everywhere else.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 879th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 934th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 1148th
    Safest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Iain Bernhoft
Seattle, Wash.
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The Gonzaga campus is fairly quiet because it has almost no outside traffic. Surrounded by heavily student-populated neighborhoods, one rarely sees anyone on campus who isn't a part of the University. Campus Security patrols around the clock, and there are many blue-light emergency phones around. Theft, bikes in particular, is the preeminent crime. Unless you have a sturdy U-lock for your bike, there's a chance of being robbed blind when you turn your back. That being said, the dorms are always locked, and break-ins are rare.

Off campus, students have to fend for themselves. Campus Security is not a major presence in the Logan neighborhood. The farther from campus, the more questionable the area. Another frequent complaint is that Campus Security and Student Life are woefully inadequate and insensitive in cases of sexual assault. The burden of proof is on the victim, and the alleged attackers are generally given the benefit of the doubt. Gonzaga seems hesitant to expel students—be it for sexual assault, violent behavior, or drug-related activities. But is Gonzaga markedly worse than any other university? Probably not. The bottom line is: Be smart. Don't walk alone late at night off campus (especially girls), and don't expect your belongings to be safe from theft on campus, either.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 28
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 2
  • Sex Offenses: 3
  • Vehicle Theft: 11
Security Office
Campus Security
Welch Hall, lower level
(509) 329-3222
Safety Services
  • 24-hour patrol
  • Bicycle registration
  • Blue-light phones
  • Escort service
  • Silent Witness
  • Work with Spokane Police Department
Health Center
Student Health Center
704 E. Sharp Ave.
(509) 313-4052
Monday 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Tuesday 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Wednesday–Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Acute illnesses and minor injuries
  • Consultation by registered nurses
  • Counseling and psychological services
  • Health education
  • Immunizations
  • Referral to specialists
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 39 responses

  • 20% Criminal activity near campus
  • 18% Walking alone
  • 17% Theft/robberies
  • 9% Non-students on campus
  • 9% Unlit pathways
  • 6% Dorm safety
  • 6% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 4% None
  • 3% Gang violence
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Excessive drinking
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 1% Drugs
  • 1% Violence among students
  • 0% Lack of/broken emergency phones

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 38 responses

  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 13% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 21% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 37% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 29% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 38 responses

  • 3% We have campus police?
  • 5% Not very visible.
  • 8% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 61% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 24% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 38 responses

  • 3% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 26% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 42% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 29% Extremely safe and secure on campus.


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