Health & Safety

Huntsville, AL
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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I believey campus could have a better health care service. It's sad that they send us go the hospital for simple illnesses

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Some may have issues with Public Safety on campus; however I greatly respect them and feel they do their job well.

5 College Student

Health & Safety: im not on campus as we speak but when i was there for college day i felt very safe and loved the worshop part of it and the programs that had going on the campus cops where always visable so if we needed them all we had to do is wave are hand

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Public safety early help put I don't feel unsafe when I walk around by myself at night. And when something happens the take more precautions to enforce safety.

2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: My health is fine but a couple of my friends have had things stolen out of their rooms and they haven't gotten any of it back even after reporting it to those in charge. There are cameras and yet nothing has ever been recovered.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 1014th
    Safest Campuses
  • 1217th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 1277th
    Most Visible Campus Police

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Angelo Deguerre
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Health and safety is a high priority at Oakwood. There are hand sanitizer dispensers in the cafeteria and around campus to promote a cleaner environment and prevent the spreading of bacteria and sickness. There is a shuttle bus that leaves every half hour from campus to transfer one to health services if a student feels sick or just needs a checkup. There is no on-campus clinic, which can be inconvenient at times, and the service is not reliable because the doctor or nurse is only available on certain days. Do not get sick on a Friday!

For the most part, Oakwood is a pretty safe school. The safety officers that roam the campus have a constant presence. Many students did not feel safe in prior years because campus officers weren't allowed to carry weapons, but this year they did undergo training, and now they are able to carry handguns, which provide a more secure environment. Even with Oakwood’s safety, it is still important to take precautions. Places like the wooded areas and the rock quarry should be avoided after dark. The rock quarry is a great place to go in the day and enjoy nature, but it is not on campus watch. Always travel with friends if you are to go to this area. Areas like Blake Center and other crowded spots are the safest places. Secluded buildings like the B&T building, the Anna Knight building, and the swings are the most unsafe places on campus.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 23
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 1
Security Office
Public Safety
7000 Adventist Blvd.
(256) 726-7371 (non-emergencies); (256) 726-7911 or 911 (emergencies)
Safety Services
Safety patrols
Health Center
Health & Counseling
4920 University Square, Suite L
(256) 726-7840
Health Services
  • Emergency and injury care assessment
  • Immunizations
  • Laboratory services
  • Medical equipment
  • Medications
  • Radiology services
  • Referrals
  • Treatment for acute and chronic illnesses
  • Women's health exams
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 50 responses

  • 16% Theft/robberies
  • 15% None
  • 13% Non-students on campus
  • 9% Drugs
  • 8% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 6% Walking alone
  • 6% Criminal activity near campus
  • 5% Dorm safety
  • 5% Excessive drinking
  • 5% Unlit pathways
  • 4% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 4% Violence among students
  • 3% Gang violence
  • 3% Lack of safety escort services
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 49 responses

  • 2% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 16% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 18% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 35% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 29% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 49 responses

  • 0% We have campus police?
  • 2% Not very visible.
  • 6% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 49% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 43% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 49 responses

  • 2% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 20% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 45% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 33% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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