Health & Safety

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are a lot of services in regards to safety. Sometimes things happen though, which you cannot control. The campus police is always willing to help and if there is a sexual assault, an email will be sent to every student saying when and where it happened.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: It seams like here people understand that sexual assault is wrong and they do not tolerate it.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I have never felt unsafe on campus day or night.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: The Thielene Student Health center isn't the greatest. The only thing I do there is pick up my prescriptions. I don't make doctor appointments because I haven't heard of them diagnosing students correctly with whatever is ailing them. I'm not sure if it's totally true, but I've heard a lot of stories similar to that.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus crimes usually take awhile to be handled if they are handled at all for that matter. security measures are great on campus but not as great around housing buildings and parking lots. Safety services are great with the Help Van available at night.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 254th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 375th
    Safest Campuses
  • 659th
    Most Visible Campus Police

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Staci Harper
Major
English/Rhetorical Studies/Speech minor
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The most prevalent crimes are liquor-law violations and petty theft. But other than that, Ames is a very, very safe community. ISU does a really good job of patrolling campus and making sure that students feel safe at all times. Many feel safer walking alone at night on Iowa State's campus than at other campuses they have been to. That says a lot for ISU and the measures they take to make sure people feel safe here.

Although many students hate the Department of Public Safety for issuing an incredible number of parking tickets, they do recognize that DPS does manage to remain effective, as the levels of crime on campus are low and generally nonthreatening. Of course, there is crime, as there is anywhere. But the vast majority of it is not life-threatening, and the amount is so insignificant that students have no qualms about venturing out on campus alone or at night.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 8
  • Arson: 3
  • Burglary: 36
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 10
  • Vehicle Theft: 2
Security Office
Department of Public Safety
Armory Building, Room 168
(515) 294-4428
www.dps.iastate.edu
Safety Services
  • Computer forensics
  • Crime prevention programming
  • Criminal investigations
  • General patrol
  • Moonlight Express bus
  • Personal threat assistance
  • Safety escorts
  • Traffic enforcement
  • Victim/witness services
Health Center
Thielen Student Health Center
Union Drive at Sheldon Avenue
(515) 294-5801
www.health.iastate.edu
Monday–Tuesday 7:30 a.m.–4 p.m., Wednesday 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m., Thursday–Friday 7:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy clinic
  • Illness/injury care treatment
  • Immunizations and vaccines
  • Mental health services
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical exams
  • Physical therapy
  • Travel clinic
  • Women's health
Day Care Services?
Yes
Did You Know?
The $80 health fee paid each semester allows for unlimited, routine physician visits at the health center for no charge and reduced rates on service fees such as physical exams, orthopedics, psychotherapy, lab, X-ray, and pharmacy services. Additional services in counseling and wellness are also offered with no additional charge.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 94 responses

  • 21% None
  • 12% Excessive drinking
  • 11% Walking alone
  • 8% Theft/robberies
  • 7% Non-students on campus
  • 7% Drugs
  • 7% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 5% Unlit pathways
  • 4% Criminal activity near campus
  • 3% Violence among students
  • 3% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Dorm safety
  • 2% Gang violence
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services

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 94 responses

  • 48% High quality, very convenient.
  • 29% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 9% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 10% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 1% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 4% Poor quality, not very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 94 responses

  • 23% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 52% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 17% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 3% Not very visible.
  • 4% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 94 responses

  • 45% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 48% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 6% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 1% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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