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4 College Senior

Health & Safety: I have never felt unsafe at anytime during my 3 years on campus. Whenever there is an incident the campus police are always on top of it and will send out emails so that all of the students know what is going on and can be paying attention to it.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I have always felt safe while on campus.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel fairly safe walking alone across campus at night. Everything is pretty well lit and there are emergency call boxes spread around all over campus.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I have never felt scared walking around on or off campus late at night.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The college is located in a small town and there aren't that many crimes - at least on campus there aren't


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 73rd
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 98th
    Safest Campuses
  • 1150th
    Best Student Health Center

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jessica Gasch
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Kirksville has its share of advantages, and a safe campus atmosphere is definitely one of them. In this case, fewer people seems to equal fewer crimes. The most common offenses among students are—you guessed it—alcohol possession or consumption. But since nearly all the bars and parties are within easy walking distance, no one gets behind the wheel drunk. It's a familiar sight to see a group of glammed-out individuals stumbling and giggling across campus around 2 a.m. Even for girls, walking through campus late at night never brings a sense of fear or distrust. According to the DPS, the blue emergency lights that dot the campus have yet to be used, except in pranks, but frequent testing shows an average response time of less than three minutes.

The dorms are locked after 10:30 p.m., and Truman recently equipped the night monitors with ID-swiping machines to make the process a little more official. Theft seems to be uncommon, as well. The elaborate ruses some students use to prop room doors open—magnets, duct tape, even batteries—don't seem to increase the chance of laptops and televisions being taken.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 21
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 5
  • Vehicle Theft: 1
Security Office
Department of Public Safety
General Services Building
(660) 665-5621
Safety Services
  • Crime prevention, defense, and safety courses
  • Emergency blue-lights
  • Escort service
Health Center
Student Health Center
McKinney Center
(660) 785-4182
Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy injections
  • Contraception
  • Laboratory tests
  • Vaccines
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
  • A daily campus crime log and annual crime reports are posted online at
  • For main holidays, such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, and spring break, the public safety department provides a shuttle to and from the La Plata train station for a small fee when vehicles and drivers are available.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 36 responses

  • 30% None
  • 11% Criminal activity near campus
  • 11% Walking alone
  • 8% Theft/robberies
  • 8% Unlit pathways
  • 6% Drugs
  • 6% Non-students on campus
  • 6% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 5% Dorm safety
  • 3% Excessive drinking
  • 3% Lack of safety escort services
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 0% Gang violence
  • 0% Violence among students

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 35 responses

  • 3% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 3% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 17% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 6% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 37% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 34% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 36 responses

  • 0% We have campus police?
  • 14% Not very visible.
  • 28% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 53% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 6% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 37 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 5% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 24% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 70% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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