Health & Safety

Flagstaff, AZ
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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I have never had any issues, personally, with sexual harassment. I know there are precautionary measures taken to deflect sexual crimes and enhance safety. I feel very comfortable on campus.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: While there are a few places on campus to avoid when it comes to being alone at night, the campus feels relatively safe and the campus police force are always on call and relatively eager to help. The blue light system is a great idea and makes me feel a lot safer on campus knowing that if something happens that there's almost always a blue light somewhere around with a direct line to campus police

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: NAU provides several blue light push button stations that are about a block away from each other surrounding all of campus. If you are in trouble you go to the blue light and press a button which immediately contacts the police and sends them to wherever that station is. I can say that I feel extremely safe if I were to ever walk back to my dorm alone at night, or even just in the day time where crime can happen.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I would say that NAU is a pretty safe campus. Every once and awhile something gets reported and it seems to be dealt with swiftly and appropriately. There is a blue light system around campus, but I do not know how effective that actually would be. Also you can use a campus safety aide at anytime to help you get from one place on campus to the next which is a great service.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: The campus police are great when breaking up fights that occur on campus and stopping illegal activity's. However, I really do not like walking alone on campus at night.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 55th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 223rd
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 1206th
    Safest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Audrey Hirschl
Tempe, AZ
Grad Year
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No matter how you look at it, NAU is a safe place to be. Every once in a while, there is a sexual assault, usually on South Campus, and students will feel a little spooked. Sexual assault usually consists of a homeless person yelling at a girl that she's hot. Yet, the consensus of most people seems to be that if you practice common sense, then there is nothing to worry about. Flagstaff is the "Dark Sky City," so it only makes sense not to walk by yourself if you don't have to. The blue-light phones are scattered all around campus, and NAUPD offers an escort service 24 hours a day. In addition, the on-campus police maintain a highly visible role and are constantly on the watch. Flagstaff is a very laid-back community, so very few serious problems ever arise. The residence halls have electronic access, which means that you have to swipe your ID card to enter and only residents of that building will be let into the building. Once again, practicing common sense makes the environment safer for everyone.

Flagstaff is a safe place, no doubt about it. If students are able to use their heads and not put themselves into positions where bad things could happen, then all will be just fine. There is a decent-sized homeless population, but to be honest, most of them would rather have a friendly conversation with you than beg for your money. The police maintain a good balance and are not overly strict. They are around to deal with situations, but they don't hover to the point where students feel uncomfortable. In the end, if people make smart choices and are careful about what they do, there's no reason not to feel safe or relaxed.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 4
  • Arson: 6
  • Burglary: 36
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 1
  • Sex Offenses: 10
  • Vehicle Theft: 7
Security Office
NAU Police Department
Building 98A
(928) 523-3000 (emergencies); (928) 523-3611 (non-emergencies)
Safety Services
  • Campus safety aides
  • Community relations presentations
  • Emergency blue-light phones
  • Fingerprinting
  • Safety escorts
Health Center
Fronske Health Center
824 S. San Francisco St.
(928) 523-8995
Monday-Tuesday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Health Services
  • Counseling and mental health services
  • Health education and promotion
  • Immunizations
  • Laboratory services
  • Pharmacy services
  • Primary care
  • Radiology services
  • STD screening
  • Urgent care
  • Women's health
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 171 responses

  • 14% Walking alone
  • 12% Unlit pathways
  • 12% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 11% None
  • 8% Theft/robberies
  • 7% Excessive drinking
  • 7% Non-students on campus
  • 7% Drugs
  • 6% Criminal activity near campus
  • 4% Dorm safety
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 3% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 2% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 1% Gang violence

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 10 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 170 responses

  • 1% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 1% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 6% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 14% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 26% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 52% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 171 responses

  • 3% We have campus police?
  • 8% Not very visible.
  • 16% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 58% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 15% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 171 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 19% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 56% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 25% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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