Overall, Samford has proven to be a very safe campus. Campus Safety, whose office lies right next to "The Hub" in the University Center, is always on call and quick to respond to dangers of any kind. Some students wisely programmed the Public Safety phone number into their cell phones just in case they are unable to reach a call box. Samford has two gated entrances, and after 10 p.m., only the one next to the guardhouse remains open. In order to enter campus after this time, one must prove he is a student by showing his Samford ID or having a Samford decal on the left corner of his windshield. Numerous call boxes are scattered across campus, and Campus Safety patrols the streets in its clearly marked vehicle at night. Furthermore, Samford's campus is extremely well lit, giving students peace-of-mind when they are walking back to their dorms at night.
Admittedly, there have been some thefts in cars and occasional snake sightings in Beeson Woods, but otherwise, it is rare to hear about a disturbance that threatens the safety of students. As for health, the student health center, located under Pittman Dormitory, provides excellent care for its students through prescribing medication and offering counseling to students who need it.