Health & Safety

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I haven't had much experience with the police at school, but I've heard they're very friendly and helpful.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Health Care Services is great. They are very helpful as well as friendly.

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel pretty safe on campus but I have had quite a few items stolen.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I'm never really all that concerned about my safety on campus.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: You won't have any problems with Health or Safety on campus, just too much safety as the University Police are always prowling around.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 437th
    Safest Campuses
  • 812nd
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 1067th
    Best Student Health Center

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Stephany Weaver
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Part of the reason that the Trinity campus is referred to as “the Bubble” is because of the safety that comes along with living there. Very seldom are there any real problems on campus, and sometimes, the most interesting part of the campus newspaper is the “Campus Security Briefs,” which have included tales of cafeteria employees walking into poles or tripping over food products. Trinity has had issues with people from the surrounding areas breaking into dorms and visitors staying past alloted hours in the library.  The Trinity Department of Campus Safety (DCS) is very lax when it comes to dealing with the students. If they spot an underage drinker wandering around campus, they are more likely to make sure that the person can find his or her way home than to report them. Even the drug policy is flexible. In the rare likelihood that you are caught doing drugs, you will not go before the city police. Instead, you’ll face a student court who will likely assign you a few hours of community service and sternly warn you to “pass on grass.”

Although they do not harass the students, DCS is a presence on campus, and most students never feel afraid to take a walk or jog at any time of the night. For those who are a little more timid, there is an escort service available. And not only are you provided with the comfort of knowing you will get to your dorm in a timely fashion and not risk walking across campus alone, but you’ll also get to ride in those little golf carts. Overall, DCS is great at what they do. They sternly, but compassionately, create an atmosphere where students can, and often do, take their personal safety for granted.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 29
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 1
  • Vehicle Theft: 4
Security Office
Department of Campus Security
Cobb-Racey Building
(210) 999-7000 (emergencies); (210) 999-7070 (non-emergencies)
Safety Services
  • 24-hour foot and vehicle patrol
  • Bike registration
  • Campus shuttles
  • Emergency phones
  • Escort services
  • RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) classes
Health Center
Health Services
End of Myrtle McFarlin Hall
(210) 999-8111
Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 4 p.m.-10.p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy shots
  • Basic medical care
  • Counseling services
  • Equipment loan
  • Immunizations
  • Lab work
  • Off-campus referrals
  • STD testing
  • Travel clinic
  • Tuberculosis testing
  • Women's health
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
Trinity University security has its own Web site where students can anonymously report crimes, view personal safety tips, and register their bikes.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 21 responses

  • 22% None
  • 15% Excessive drinking
  • 12% Walking alone
  • 10% Theft/robberies
  • 10% Unlit pathways
  • 7% Drugs
  • 7% Non-students on campus
  • 5% Dorm safety
  • 2% Criminal activity near campus
  • 2% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 2% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 0% Gang violence
  • 0% Lack of safety escort services

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 20 responses

  • 5% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 20% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 50% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 25% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 21 responses

  • 5% We have campus police?
  • 0% Not very visible.
  • 10% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 57% 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 21 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 10% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 38% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 52% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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