Health & Safety

Location
Savannah, GA
Undergrads
3,837
Tuition (in-state)
$14,812 ($5,290)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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2 College Junior

Health & Safety: The police officers and security guards on campus aren't allowed to do their jobs. It seems like they ride around the campus patrolling for parties and drug usage, but they aren't there when someone is getting robbed or shot at. They treat students who live on campus like prisoners, but the locals who are on campus illegally with respect.

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2 College Junior

Health & Safety: Campus crime is very bad because there's a general lack of security at the gates during certain hours of the day. Some off campus people will sneak in and stay til after hours and that is usually when events happen that cause problems.

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3 College Senior

Health & Safety: The campus is not as safe as it should be. The university as tightened security which has helped tremendously but there is still a need for tighter security in my opinion. The campus on the contrary is progressing although.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Its a perfect place they have the campus very secure

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are usually campus cops cars driving around.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 533rd
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 1324th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 1340th
    Safest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Shara Simone Bennett
Hometown
Englewood, New Jersey
Major
Political Science
Grad Year
2014
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In reality, it is not safe to walk alone, so if you do decide to go out, utilize the "buddy system." Everywhere is pretty safe, except at night when people think it's OK to commit crime. The police service, located in between the Freshman Living and Learning Center (FLLC) and Camilla-Hubert, isn't the best, but they are working to ensure the safety of students. In addition, there are blue and white emergency call-boxes located throughout campus if a student is ever in danger. So to ensure your safety, be aware of your friends and surroundings.

Health care services (located by Payne Hall and the basketball court) is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on Fridays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The physician’s clinic is available Monday through Thursday; sign-in time for seeing the doctor is at 5 p.m. sharp. There are also after-hour services provided from outside sources. Students should check the school website for the available providers.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 4
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 91
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 4
  • Sex Offenses: 2
  • Vehicle Theft: 3
Security Office
Department of Public Safety
Harris Hall
(912) 358-3010
www.savannahstate.edu/faculty-staff/public-safety
Safety Services
  • Bike patrol
  • Emergency call-boxes
  • Escort services
  • Silent witness program
Health Center
Harris-McDew Student Health Center
3219 College St., Box 20448
(912) 358-4111
www.savannahstate.edu/student-affairs/health-services.shtml
Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Health Services
  • Health screenings
  • Health-related programs
  • Information and training materials
  • Lab testing
  • Minor surgical procedures
  • Physician exams
  • Prescription/over-the-counter medication
  • Preventive medicine
  • Referrals
  • STD testing, treatment, counseling
  • Student health insurance information
Day Care Services?
No
Did You Know?
All students that pay the student health fee are eligible to receive services from the health center.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 45 responses

  • 18% Theft/robberies
  • 15% Criminal activity near campus
  • 13% Non-students on campus
  • 8% Walking alone
  • 7% Drugs
  • 7% Violence among students
  • 7% None
  • 6% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 5% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 4% Excessive drinking
  • 4% Lack of safety escort services
  • 3% Unlit pathways
  • 2% Dorm safety
  • 2% Gang violence
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 44 responses

  • 11% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 20% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 14% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 25% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 30% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 45 responses

  • 2% We have campus police?
  • 0% Not very visible.
  • 31% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 38% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 29% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 45 responses

  • 4% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 40% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 40% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 16% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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