Health & Safety

Radford, VA
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$20,160 ($8,590)
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5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Our blue light system is comforting because you can see them every corner you turn. Also cops are always available when you need them.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The police are only around if there are big parties going on or if they're called by someone.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Radford is a fairly quiet town, there are certain areas of it that can be considered 'shady'.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are those blue lights all over campus. You press the button if you need help and the police appear.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: some of the physicians just restate what the patients already know


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 604th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 955th
    Safest Campuses
  • 997th
    Best Student Health Center

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kerith Rae
South Africa
Business Management/Public Relations
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The University has always boasted a serious security program on campus. There are several blue-light emergency poles scattered around campus, and the response time is less than two minutes. The reasons for calling can be as simple as needing an escort because it's late at night, feeling uncomfortable walking alone, or an actual emergency. Security personnel walk the campus at night, and due to the active nature of Radford students, campus and local police patrol until the early hours of the morning.

An alert system installed on campus involves sirens, text message alerts, phone calls, and emails. Students can sign up to receive alerts to their cell phones and email accounts, as well as their parents' accounts. But, overall, Radford students say they feel safe walking across campus, whether it's in the middle of the day or at 2 in the morning. Police are often patrolling at night, and it is not unheard of to see them on a daily basis. University Police are actively involved on campus and in the surrounding city blocks.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 2
  • Arson: 5
  • Burglary: 11
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 8
  • Vehicle Theft: 1
Security Office
University Police
Allen Building/East Main and University Drive
(540) 831-5500
Safety Services
  • Alert notification system
  • Escorts
  • Patrol services
Health Center
Student Health Services
Moffett Hall, ground floor
(540) 831-5111
Monday–Thursday 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m., Friday 9:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Health Services
  • 24-hour nurse consultation services
  • Allergy clinic
  • Birth control
  • Counseling
  • Examinations
  • Gynecological exams
  • Immunizations
  • Lab testing
  • Pregnancy testing and other services
  • Self-care center for common colds
  • STD treatments
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 46 responses

  • 17% Theft/robberies
  • 14% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 12% Walking alone
  • 11% Excessive drinking
  • 8% Non-students on campus
  • 8% Unlit pathways
  • 8% None
  • 5% Drugs
  • 5% Criminal activity near campus
  • 5% Lack of safety escort services
  • 5% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 1% Dorm safety
  • 0% Gang violence

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 45 responses

  • 2% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 22% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 13% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 33% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 29% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 46 responses

  • 2% We have campus police?
  • 9% Not very visible.
  • 26% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 48% 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 46 responses

  • 2% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 17% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 59% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 22% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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