Health & Safety

Normal, IL
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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I have never been in danger. They offer programs to walk you home at night if you need to.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus crime is pretty limited but there have been several occasions that have occurred due to drunk driving or excessive alcohol. I love that there are people to escort you, DD's and emergency boxes around campus.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The security in my eyes is adequate because I really haven't heard of many incidents occurring.

3 College Student

Health & Safety: Generally, I feel safe on campus. Sometimes I can walk alone across campus at night and feel at no worry, but I do worry when some pathways seem dark or when campus police is not visible (which is very often).

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I wouldnt go as far as its the best thing ever, i feel very safe but at the same time any college town is going to have bad things happen wherever you go. You dont hear about much crime unless it is theft. If living at the dorms the night Ops are very strict and that makes me feel safe.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 47th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 235th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 1301st
    Safest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Elizabeth Nelligan
Lake Zurich, IL
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Safety is a top priority at Illinois State University. Whenever any safety issue is reported, students receive a crime report through their e-mail accounts. This crime report details the incident and provides tips on how to get out of bad situations. This ensures that students are adequately informed on safety issues that happen throughout campus. There are also blue-light emergency phones located all around campus that signal the ISU Police Department when pushed; police will reach the emergency within three minutes. The Student Government Association implemented the Students on Patrol (STOP) program, which allows students to walk around campus checking locked doors and making sure security lights are working. Recently, a new program has been implemented called Safe Walk, which allows students to walk home with others late at night.

Health is also very important at Illinois State University. Students are supplied with insurance or can visit Student Health Services (SHS) if they are sick. There are also many other medical services at SHS, including women’s health, psychiatric services, preventative medicine like immunizations and allergy injections, laboratory tests, and X-rays. The people who work at SHS are helpful and patient; another helpful aspect is the pharmacy that allows students to purchase cheaper medicine. Students can either call the office to make an appointment or go online. When checking in, students are required to swipe their Redbird Card. Overall, SHS is there for any student who needs some TLC (tender loving care).

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 5
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 29
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 1
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
ISU Police
Nelson Building, Room 105; 718 W. College Ave.
(309) 438-8631
Safety Services
  • Assist in enforcement of all University policies and regulations
  • Bike patrol
  • Burglar alarms/surveillance cameras
  • Campus lighting surveys
  • Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)
  • Emergency 9-1-1 telephone system
  • Emergency phones
  • Enforcement of all state and federal laws
  • Enforcement of traffic and parking regulations
  • Investigation of all crimes occuring on ISU property
  • Random patrol of campus by both foot and vehicle
  • Safe Walk
  • Safety/security surveys on request
  • Students on Patrol (STOP)
  • Traffic and crowd control at special events
  • Vacation checks
Health Center
Student Health Services
201 N. University St.
(309) 438-8655
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • General medical clinic
  • Laboratory
  • Nurse consult
  • Preventive medicine
  • Psychiatric service
  • Women's health clinic
  • X-ray
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
ISU provides a bus service for late nights called NiteRide, which gives ISU students the option of taking a bus instead of walking around campus late at night. It runs from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. seven days a week.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 78 responses

  • 14% Walking alone
  • 13% Theft/robberies
  • 12% Criminal activity near campus
  • 9% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 9% Excessive drinking
  • 7% Unlit pathways
  • 7% None
  • 6% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 6% Non-students on campus
  • 6% Drugs
  • 3% Dorm safety
  • 3% Violence among students
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 1% Gang violence

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 78 responses

  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 3% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 4% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 6% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 27% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 60% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 78 responses

  • 1% We have campus police?
  • 8% Not very visible.
  • 23% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 55% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 13% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 78 responses

  • 1% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 22% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 59% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 18% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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