Health & Safety

Fort Worth, TX
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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I don't get scared very easily, so I have no problem walking around campus alone at night. For others who do worry about their safety, there are available golf cart escorts as soon as the sun sets until about 3 am.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There is just a large amount of crime that takes place off campus, but overall as a male I feel confident and secure. For a female, it doesn't hurt to be accompanied, but not always necessary.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: You have to wait a while, but they know what they're doing and its right on campus.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I haven't had any issues regarding health and safety yet

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have not seen any crime.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 231st
    Best Student Health Center
  • 1009th
    Safest Campuses
  • 1118th
    Most Visible Campus Police

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Marley Hutchinson
Greenwood Village, CO
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The combined efforts of the campus police and Froggie Five-0 make TCU students feel safe on campus. The patrol service, which includes foot, bike, automobile, and even Segway patrol officers, ensures the 24-hour protection of students and University property. TCU also offers free self-defense classes for added safety. Despite these security measures, every now and then crime still occurs, mostly in the form of burglary.

TCU has made several security updates over the past few years to try and combat what crime we have on campus. Emergency phones and lampposts have been added along with Froggie Five-0. The Rape Aggression Defense system (RAD) helps female students take charge of their overall well being and provides tips and techniques for avoiding rape and assault. TCU’s police department works overtime to ensure student safety by updating existing resources and creating new programs for the benefit of the students.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 2
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 1
  • Vehicle Theft: 2
Security Office
TCU Police Department
(817) 257-7777 (emergencies) (817) 257-7930 (non-emergencies)
Safety Services
  • Assault prevention theater
  • Bicycle registration
  • Bike patrol
  • Crime prevention
  • Emergency phones
  • Rape Aggression Defense
  • Student escorts
Health Center
Brown-Lupton Health Center
2825 Stadium Drive
(817) 257-7940
Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Birth Control
  • Counseling at Mental Health Center
  • Immunizations
  • Injury treatment
  • Laboratory services
  • Physical exams
  • Physical therapy assessment
  • Primary care medical services
  • STD testing
  • Women's health
  • X-Rays
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
  • TCU's Crime Prevention Office regularly holds meetings in the Student Center, addressing topics like: Internet fraud, burglary, rape, and drug use.
  • Health insurance is mandatory for students at TCU. If you are not already provided with insurance, TCU will provide it at a $483 charge to your student account.
  • TCU has a Rape Aggression Defense system (RAD). RAD is a program designed for women. It is free for TCU students and teaches women self-defense concepts and challenges them to take an active role in their physical and psychological well-being.
  • TCU has a full-time Ft. Worth Police Officer assigned as a Neighborhood Police Officer (NPO). This officer participates in on-campus crime prevention functions and provides TCU and the campus community with information concerning off-campus crime in the area surrounding TCU.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 51 responses

  • 17% Criminal activity near campus
  • 16% Walking alone
  • 13% None
  • 12% Theft/robberies
  • 10% Excessive drinking
  • 9% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 6% Non-students on campus
  • 6% Drugs
  • 4% Unlit pathways
  • 2% Dorm safety
  • 2% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 1% Gang violence
  • 1% Lack of safety escort services
  • 1% Violence among students

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 50 responses

  • 4% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 4% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 16% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 6% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 24% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 46% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 50 responses

  • 0% We have campus police?
  • 4% Not very visible.
  • 10% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 48% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 38% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 51 responses

  • 2% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 16% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 43% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 39% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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