Health & Safety

Nashville, TN
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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel that the campus police need to be more aware about the students smoking drugs on campus. I feel unsafe when I have to walk to my car after my night class.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: They are a very dependable unit of officers

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There aren't many major crimes on campus. The biggest crime that can happen will be theft or being in possession of drugs. There are police that drive around campus at all times so I never feel unsafe while walking on campus. If there is ever a fight on campus the police arrive fairly quickly and the situation is taken cared of.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I'm glad to see that they are there if needed but over all I feel quite safe on campus.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: didnt know it existed


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 618th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 980th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 1353rd
    Safest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Stephanie Richardson
Tuskegee, AL
Art Concentration Graphic Design, Minor Communications concentration in Journalism
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Safety on the TSU campus is certainly not its greatest attribute. On the positive, it is slowly but surely getting better each year. Recently, TSU has beefed up security by bringing on Nashville Metro Police officers who patrol the campus on a regular basis. There are several security officers who patrol the campus throughout the day, but unfortunately, they are not as prominent at night. Each of the dorms has a booth where a security officer is supposed to check IDs, but you only see someone working there once in a blue moon. Most of the time, someone can drive onto the campus with no questions asked. Generally, though, students have mixed emotions about security. During the day, there isn’t much concern about safety, but you better make sure you keep a hand on your textbooks at all times. Security officers will actually advise you to never lay your books down unless you want them “to grow legs and walk off.” Students always keep their dorm rooms and cars locked up, because each student is responsible for their own belongings, and theft is a major issue at TSU. Recently, more serious crimes have happened from robbery, identity theft, and murder. Off campus, it is entirely different.

The surrounding area is in poverty, so it is best to not travel alone, especially after dark. Nashville Police never seem to be around when you need them, but if you go five miles over the speed limit, they will be right on your tail. Off campus, driving is definitely a problem because Nashville drivers are awful! So when out driving, take caution and never ride too close, because people will slam on their breaks at the sight of a single drop of rain.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 5
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 0
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 2
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 2
Security Office
TSU Police Department
General Services Building, 2700 Heiman St.
(615) 963-5171 (emergencies) (615) 963-5174 (non-emergencies)
Safety Services
  • Blue-light emergency phones
  • Campus shuttle service
  • Foot, bike, and vehicle patrols
  • Late-night escorts
  • Self-defense classes (which also count as a physical education credit)
Health Center
Student Health Services
Queen Washington Health Center, First Floor
(615) 963-5291
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Health Services
  • Emergency care
  • First-aid
  • Gynecology
  • Immunizations
  • Off-campus referrals
  • Student counseling
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
TSU's crime rate has dropped by over 20 percent from 2003, and it is getting better every year.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 55 responses

  • 12% Criminal activity near campus
  • 12% Theft/robberies
  • 11% Walking alone
  • 10% Non-students on campus
  • 7% Dorm safety
  • 7% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 6% Gang violence
  • 6% Unlit pathways
  • 5% Lack of safety escort services
  • 5% None
  • 5% Drugs
  • 5% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 4% Violence among students
  • 4% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 1% Excessive drinking

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 55 responses

  • 4% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 16% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 9% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 40% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 31% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 55 responses

  • 2% We have campus police?
  • 7% Not very visible.
  • 20% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 45% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 25% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 55 responses

  • 4% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 44% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 35% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 18% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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