Health & Safety

Location
New Orleans, LA
Undergrads
6,443
Tuition
$45,240
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The campus is very safe. Late night transportation is always available to students, and the grounds are very well light through the night. There are security officers and Emergency Medical Technicians on duty every night. Some crimes occur near campus, though.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: just take care of yourself and everything should be fine, tulane students arent at all assuming or malicious people, we just like to havea good time. police will assist you if you need help but youre better off getting the help of a friend. sexual assault is hardly something that goes on at tulane. were good people

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Alcohol definitely contributes to sexual assault on campus, and a lot of it goes unreported. However, the university does have a lot of services for victims of sexual assault.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: I hear about robery/assaults that occur near campus about once a week which is pretty frequent.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Always able to get the health services you need.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 589th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 1157th
    Safest Campuses
  • 1223rd
    Best Student Health Center

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Lauren Toppenberg
Hometown
Knoxville, TN
Major
Spanish/Latin American Studies
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It’s common knowledge that New Orleans is one of the most dangerous cities in the country. However, this does not mean that Tulane students are in constant danger, and in fact, most students agree that they feel very safe on campus. The most frequent crime that occurs on campus is theft, but even that is minimal. The real concern is when students travel off campus, especially at night and while intoxicated. This year, Tulane students have experienced multiple muggings and sexual assaults, most taking place at night and involving alcohol.

The most important thing to remember about staying safe is to play it smart. Never walk anywhere alone at night—the larger the group the better. Stay in well-lit areas, and don’t wander too far from the more highly populated areas around campus. Safe Ride is a fantastic service that runs in a two-mile radius around campus and will pick students up and drive them home. Tulane police are always patrolling campus and the surrounding area, and while it sometimes seems that they only like to give out parking tickets, the officers are actually fairly concerned about the larger picture of keeping the students safe. Common sense is the best defense against crime in New Orleans and at Tulane, so keep your wits about you, and things should be fine.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 1
  • Arson: 1
  • Burglary: 34
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 2
  • Sex Offenses: 3
  • Vehicle Theft: 3
Security Office
Tulane University Police Department
Diboll Parking Complex, McAlister extension
(504) 865-5381
tulane.edu/publicsafety
Safety Services
  • 24-hour patrol
  • Educational safety programs
  • Emergency blue-light phones
  • Operation ID
  • Rape Agression Defense (R.A.D.)
  • Safety escorts
  • Silent Witness program
Health Center
Student Health Center
Willow Street at Newcomb Place, Building 92, Uptown
(504) 865-5255
tulane.edu/health/index.cfm
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy shots
  • Emergency contraception
  • Health promotion
  • HIV testing
  • Immunizations
  • Laboratory
  • Men's health clinic
  • Nurse triage express
  • Nutrition services
  • Pharmacy
  • Primary care
  • Psychiatric clinic
  • Stress management
  • Substance abuse counseling
  • Travel clinic
  • Women's health clinic
Day Care Services?
Yes
Did You Know?
Tulane Emergency Medical Service (Tulane EMS) is an ambulance service run by students who are basic and intermediate level Emergency Medical Technicians.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 53 responses

  • 25% Criminal activity near campus
  • 18% Theft/robberies
  • 13% Walking alone
  • 11% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 9% Excessive drinking
  • 6% Drugs
  • 5% Unlit pathways
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 3% None
  • 2% Gang violence
  • 2% Non-students on campus
  • 1% Dorm safety
  • 1% Lack of safety escort services
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 1% Violence among students

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 9 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 53 responses

  • 2% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 6% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 9% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 13% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 43% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 26% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 53 responses

  • 2% We have campus police?
  • 2% Not very visible.
  • 13% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 66% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 17% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 53 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 21% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 51% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 28% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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