Health & Safety

Lubbock, TX
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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel pretty safe, there aren't many security guards or police around often.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: The health care services on campus are pretty good. Typically if you have an issue, they can help. As far as safety goes, there is the occasional crime on campus, but those are often attributed to somebody letting a stranger into a dorm and most of the time it only results in students getting spooked.

3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Security on campus is there but it could be better.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I've always felt safe on campus, but like any place it's really better to travel with someone else just in case. There are safety precautions set up around campus that are explained during orientation so everyone knows about them and are prepared. The dorms are safe for the most part.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel semi-safe. I've heard of break-ins in the dorms so that scares me. However, I walk alone at night all the time, and I'm okay. But it only takes one time. Just be careful when you walk and you should be fine.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 121st
    Best Student Health Center
  • 830th
    Safest Campuses
  • 960th
    Most Visible Campus Police

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Abby Stone
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Texas Tech is a contiguous and extremely self-contained campus. When you are on it, it seems like you have stepped out of Lubbock and into a new town or neighborhood. And like most neighborhoods, Texas Tech has campus police officers who patrol all day and night. The argument is made that these cops do nothing more than hand out parking tickets and act as the parental figures you thought you left at home, which is somewhat true. The campus police know when students are returning home from their evening festivities, and they always wait up. The issuing of public intoxication tickets is not a rare occurrence around the dorms. Also, the campus cops do not joke around when it comes to drinking and driving. If you drive one mile over the speed limit on campus or make the slightest swerve, you will get pulled over and examined.

Tech spends a lot of money to have these police officers patrol, but it must spend even more money paying the electric bill. Those who are not fond of the dark, don't fret. Large lamp posts guide late-night studiers to different buildings on campus, and a fully-lit track around the Rec Center gets rid of the "not enough time to work out" excuse that people use to justify the Freshman 15. Between the intimidating police, the well-lit walkways, and the campus' self-contained nature, living at Tech is comfortable and safe, and hopefully it will stay that way.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 2
  • Arson: 1
  • Burglary: 24
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 1
  • Sex Offenses: 1
  • Vehicle Theft: 2
Security Office
Texas Tech Police Department
2901 Fourth St.
(806) 742-3931
Safety Services
  • Bike registration
  • Crime prevention programs
  • Emergency Alert Notification System
  • Fingerprinting
  • Operation Identification
Health Center
Texas Tech University Student Health Services
Student Wellness Center, 1003 Flint Ave.
(806) 743-2848
Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Health Services
  • AlcoholEdu
  • Allergy clinic
  • Confidential HIV/AIDS testing and counseling
  • Dermatology clinic
  • Educational programming
  • Expanded sports medicine
  • Mental health referrals
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Primary care clinics
  • Raider Assistance Program
  • X-ray and lab services
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 142 responses

  • 14% Walking alone
  • 13% None
  • 12% Excessive drinking
  • 11% Theft/robberies
  • 9% Criminal activity near campus
  • 9% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 7% Unlit pathways
  • 7% Non-students on campus
  • 6% Drugs
  • 4% Lack of safety escort services
  • 4% Dorm safety
  • 2% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 1% Gang violence
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 12 responses

Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
  • Alcohol plays a significant role in sexual assault on campus.
  • Campus administrators provide a supportive environment for victims of sexual assault.
  • Campus administrators work hard to actively prevent sexual assaults on our campus.
  • A friend, a classmate, or I have been a victim of sexual assault on/near our campus.
  • Our campus has easily accessible support services in place to address sexual assaults.
  • Sexual assaults are a serious problem on campus.
  • Students take the issue of sexual assault on campus seriously.

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 143 responses

  • 1% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 12% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 13% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 22% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 52% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 143 responses

  • 1% We have campus police?
  • 5% Not very visible.
  • 18% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 47% 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 142 responses

  • 1% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 15% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 43% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 42% Extremely safe and secure on campus.


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