Health & Safety

Troy, AL
Tuition (in-state)
$12,820 ($6,844)
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4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Campus police are always patrolling our campus on carts, in cars and bikes. I think for the most part our campus is safe. They will even escort you to your car if requested.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I have heard of a few break ins, shootings, and drug deals throughout the last year. That makes me a little more concerned about the safety of my belongings. However, I do feel fairly safe on campus!

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have always felt safe on the campus. Every dorm is looked and visitors must be accompanied by a resident.

College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I have not dealt with this issue.

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I've had several night courses, and I've always felt safe on campus, even though it's located downtown.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 657th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 928th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 1025th
    Safest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jessica Jackson
Mobile, Ala.
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Health and safety is heavily promoted on campus. Campus police officers patrol campus 24 hours a day, and there are tons of safety services on campus, including E2Campus, a notification system that alerts students and faculty to emergencies, alerts, and even weather advisories. The Troy University Police Department also offers the Operation ID program. Just bring valuable personal items to the safety office, where they will be marked and logged into a system that will help if the item is ever stolen. This attention to safety also extends to the dorms: Residence halls can only be accessed with a key fob and all guests in the dorms must be signed in and out and escorted at all times by their host. Also, the Resident Housing Association informs students of the dangers of domestic violence during the month of October.

Troy also takes the health of its students very seriously. During flu season, students are encouraged to go to the health center on campus to receive a free shot. Some student organizations also promote health and safety issues. For example, the African American Alliance informs students about sickle cell anemia, breast cancer, and Human Papillomavirus (HPV).

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 1
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 30
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 3
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 4
Security Office
Troy University Police Department
Hamil Hall, first floor
(334) 670-3215
Safety Services
  • 24-hour patrol
  • Building safety monitors
  • Campus siren system
  • Car assistance (jump starts, unlocking vehicles)
  • Emergency blue-light phones
  • Emergency notification alerts
  • Operation ID
  • Rape Aggression Defense (RAD)
  • Safety escort program
  • Safety talks
  • Sexual Assault and Violence Education (SAVE)
Health Center
Student Health Services
Hamil Hall
(334) 670-3452
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Health Services
  • Basic medical care
  • Health education programs
  • Immunizations
  • Lab services (limited)
  • Physicals
  • Prescriptions
  • Referrals
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
The student newspaper, The Tropolitan, publishes all of the crimes committed on campus to keep students informed.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 63 responses

  • 12% Criminal activity near campus
  • 12% Theft/robberies
  • 12% Walking alone
  • 10% None
  • 9% Non-students on campus
  • 8% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 6% Dorm safety
  • 5% Unlit pathways
  • 5% Drugs
  • 4% Excessive drinking
  • 4% Gang violence
  • 4% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 4% Violence among students
  • 2% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 7 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 62 responses

  • 2% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 3% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 19% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 8% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 29% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 39% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 62 responses

  • 8% We have campus police?
  • 5% Not very visible.
  • 13% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 40% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 34% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 63 responses

  • 2% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 24% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 41% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 33% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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