Health & Safety

San Marcos, TX
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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I personally feel very safe on Campus.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The Bobcat Bobbie service is nice but more than once when I called they were no available which is very unprofessional and dangerous.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Occasionally we get alerts from campus police about robberies and sexual assaults and actually a guy that was shot a little off campus earlier this week (he didn't die). I wouldn't recommend walking around a night by yourself. You can always call Bobcat Bobbies at any time to come pick you up in a golf cart and take you where you need to go at night. The police are always driving around campus at night patrolling. I feel pretty safe.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Everywhere you go you can see a blue tower incase of a emergency and those are able to press if you need help.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: They have a pharmacy at the clinic-which makes things a lot easier, especially if you don't have a car. The clinic itself is very clean and the doctors are friendly and genuinely care.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 35th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 240th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 1145th
    Safest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Nate Stanley
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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The Texas State campus is all about keeping the student body safe. There are numerous emergency phones around campus, as well as police centers at both ends of the campus. Texas State is also very vigilant when sending out any precautionary e-mails, from messages about cars being broken into to suspicious persons being cited to road closures. 

Students should be aware of the safe and not-so safe parts of campus. The safest areas tend to be the dorms and well-lit areas. It should be a rule of thumb not to walk around by yourself at night, though. But if night walks alone are your fancy, you will feel safe doing so around the Texas State campus. The unsafest parts tend to be the areas where construction is going on, even if these areas are thoroughly blocked off to prevent accidental injuries. The streets tend to be a bit scary, especially when it rains. There is a lot of oil that rises above the water on the roads, and unfortunately, drivers around here tend to forget that.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 2
  • Arson: 2
  • Burglary: 36
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 1
  • Sex Offenses: 9
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Texas State University Police Department
601 University Dr.
(512) 245-2890 (non-emergency)
Safety Services
  • Bobcat Bobbies (night walk escorts)
  • Crime statistics
  • Emergency alert system
  • PAWS (Positive Action With Students) - web-based reporting system
  • Rape Aggression Defense (RAD)
  • RIDE Program (bike registration)
  • Texas Action Council on Theft (TACT)
  • TXSTate RAVE (sends out text messages to your phone when an emergency happens on campus)
  • Victim services
Health Center
Student Health Center
298 Student Center Dr.
(512) 245-2167
Monday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Wednesday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy injections
  • Emergency contraception/birth control
  • Immunizations
  • Lab services and X-rays
  • Mental health services
  • Nurse clinic
  • Pregnancy testing/counseling
  • Smoking cessation
  • STI and anonymous HIV testing
  • Tuberculosis skin testing
  • Women's clinic
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 172 responses

  • 15% Walking alone
  • 14% Theft/robberies
  • 11% Criminal activity near campus
  • 10% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 9% Excessive drinking
  • 8% Unlit pathways
  • 8% None
  • 6% Non-students on campus
  • 6% Drugs
  • 4% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 4% Dorm safety
  • 2% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 1% Violence among students
  • 1% Gang violence

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 172 responses

  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 1% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 8% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 8% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 20% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 64% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 172 responses

  • 2% We have campus police?
  • 8% Not very visible.
  • 13% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 62% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 15% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 172 responses

  • 2% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 17% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 55% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 26% Extremely safe and secure on campus.


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