Health & Safety

High Point, NC
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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus security is a strong presence, there are lots of services available for issues, and most buildings require key card access.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Lots of security around and lights

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Security is awesome. Health services could be better

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: We have good health and safety

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The doctors and security officers on campus are amazing and super nice. Everyone is friendly and always wave and say hi when you come to campus. During the snow days security officers made sure that students were able to move their cars if they needed to leave campus. I saw several officers driving around campus and they would shovel snow for students and staff when they were having trouble.

My roommate got really sick in the fall and I took her to student health. Everyone was really friendly and the doctor on campus made sure she got the treatment she needed. My roommate actually had to go home for a while so I wouldn't get sick and student health and the RA checked up on her to make sure she was feeling better and caught up on her school work. I found out when she got back that they even sent her a blanket while she was home so she didn't miss HPU too much.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 10th
    Safest Campuses
  • 537th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 1400th
    Most Visible Campus Police

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Alex Palmer
Lawrenceville NJ
European History/Performance Theatre
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For a college campus, High Point is a pretty safe one. Rarely is there ever a major disturbance on campus. High Point security is a great group of people who have the students' best interests at heart. They generally don’t want to get you in trouble and are a very friendly group. Security will help you whenever you need it, and they can always be seen walking, biking, Segway-ing, or driving around campus. A great feature about the campus is the fact that it’s gated. With a completely fenced-in campus and welcome centers at every entrance, it is very reassuring to students to know that random people can’t just come onto campus whenever they feel like it. Another great feature is that once night falls, the lights come on! There are practically no dark spots, which is great if you have to walk across campus late at night. It’s kind of like daytime all night, and students are always comfortable walking around at night by themselves.

Student Health Services at High Point is pretty good. The running joke among students is that you can go in to the infirmary and no matter what your ailment, they’ll give everyone the same medication. Another bummer about the health center is that it’s not open 24 hours, which most students find inconvenient and weird for a college campus.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 5
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 1
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 1
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 1
Security Office
Safety/Transportation Department
McInnis Hall, lower level
(336) 841-9112
Safety Services
  • Card access system for residence halls
  • Closed-circuit television system
  • Emergency phones
  • Gated campus with welcome gates at entrances
  • Off-duty police officers
  • Security officers
Health Center
Student Health Services
Wilson Hall, bottom level
(336) 841-4683
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • 24-hour nurse phone triage service
  • CPR training
  • Flu shots
  • Health and wellness examinations
  • Lab testing
  • Medical examinations/treatment for illnesses and injuries
  • Prescriptions
  • Referrals
  • Routine immunizations
  • Simple medical procedures (suturing and cryotherapy)
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
The entire campus is lit up like Disney World at night.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 44 responses

  • 23% Criminal activity near campus
  • 20% None
  • 17% Excessive drinking
  • 7% Drugs
  • 6% Gang violence
  • 6% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 4% Dorm safety
  • 4% Non-students on campus
  • 2% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 2% Walking alone
  • 1% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 1% Theft/robberies
  • 1% Unlit pathways

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 43 responses

  • 2% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 16% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 5% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 28% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 49% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 43 responses

  • 0% We have campus police?
  • 0% Not very visible.
  • 7% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 9% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 84% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 44 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 0% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 23% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 77% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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