Health & Safety

Location
Memphis, TN
Undergrads
1,899
Tuition
$38,092
Admission Difficulty
Average
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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus safety is greatly available on campus, at any time of the day and night.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: The Honor Code contributes to a sense of security on campus. Campus safety officers are great.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Rhodes is great for academics but if you aren't into Greek life it can be more difficult, but not impossible, to find good friends.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: At first glance, students don't seem to be involved with drugs, it's mostly alcohol. The longer you're here the more you'll find people who are involved with drugs. So far I've really seen marijuana and ecstasy, there isn't much hard stuff going on that I've seen. Most people are very modest and conservative about their usage, outside of alcohol.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have worked with campus security a couple times. I thought my backpack was stolen (which would have been very unusual, because theft is very uncommon at Rhodes) and they let me go through the video tapes with them. I had one to take me to a party off campus one time. They're always patrolling the campus, but they it's uncommon for them to break up frat parties.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 215th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 311st
    Safest Campuses
  • 1385th
    Most Visible Campus Police

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Julia Fawal
Hometown
Birmingham, Alabama
Major
English
Grad Year
2014
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You’d think a school in the middle of Memphis—a city famous for not only its barbecue but also its insanely high crime rate—would have serious safety issues. That’s not the case with Rhodes, though. The gates that enclose the campus form somewhat of a “Rhodes Bubble,” but, more importantly, they’re there to protect students from any unwanted outside visitors. Each entrance is either guarded by Campus Safety or a special access entry gate that only students and faculty can unlock. Furthermore, while you're walking around campus, it takes five minutes to find a Campus Safety officer rolling up in a golf cart or an instantly recognizable silver SUV. Campus Safety cannot be thanked enough for all they do for the students. Not only do they perform an amazing job of protecting the campus, but they’re also incredibly caring, friendly, and helpful during any type of problem, big or small. Because of that, students rarely feel unsafe within the gates.

That being said, Rhodes is still a college campus in a bustling city. Yes, it’s still a bad idea to go home with a random person you meet at a club on Beale Street or attempt to walk to Taco Bell at 2 a.m. (or any time, really). Some areas outside campus are very questionable, and if you have a car, you should consider getting a GPS because you don’t want to get lost in an unfamiliar area. Thanks to the honor code and general quality of Rhodes students, on-campus crime is much rarer (though it does exist). The honor code and hard work of Campus Safety make it easy to forget that you’re in the middle of one of the most dangerous cities in America, and even though you might not have to worry too much about leaving your laptop in the library or keeping your dorm room door unlocked while on campus, the same cannot be said once you exit the gates.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 1
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 4
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 2
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Campus Safety
#5 Spann on the northwest corner of University and Tutwiler
911 emergency; (901) 843-3880 non-emergency
www.rhodes.edu/campussafety
Safety Services
  • 24/7 communications desk
  • Blue-light phones
  • CCTV cameras
  • Electronic keys for hall access
  • Exterior fence surrounding campus
  • Outdoor emergency warning system
  • Special programs, including rape awareness workshops and personal protection seminars
  • Staffed gatehouses
Health Center
Moore Moore Student Health Center
Moore Moore
(901) 843-3895
www.rhodes.edu/healthservices
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Counseling services
  • General physicals
  • Gynecological exams
  • Health education information
  • Illness treatment
  • Immunizations
  • Laboratory tests
  • Self-care counter
  • STD testing
  • Wound care
Day Care Services?
No

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 29 responses

  • 30% Criminal activity near campus
  • 19% Excessive drinking
  • 13% Theft/robberies
  • 13% None
  • 11% Non-students on campus
  • 6% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 4% Walking alone
  • 2% Drugs
  • 2% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 2% Unlit pathways
  • 0% Dorm safety
  • 0% Gang violence
  • 0% Lack of safety escort services
  • 0% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 0% Violence among students

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 28 responses

  • 7% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 7% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 7% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 25% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 54% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 28 responses

  • 0% We have campus police?
  • 0% Not very visible.
  • 0% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 39% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 61% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 29 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 0% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 45% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 55% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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