Health & Safety

Storrs, CT
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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: No major issues. About the same as most universities.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus. Alert systems are always up to date and campus police are always there when needed.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel pretty safe but there should be more paved roads and lights.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel very safe, there are always people around and you are never alone.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The safety and security on campus is ok but could be better.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 540th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 688th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 1041st
    Safest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jordan Acker
Harwinton, CT
Journalism & Sociology
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Over the past two years, there have been three incidents where students were killed on campus. They were unfortunate occurrences, two of which were committed by non-UConn students. Campus has done a lot to improve safety by limiting nonaffiliated individuals from coming to UConn, especially during the biggest party weekend of the year, Spring Weekend. Overall, these events have not changed students' perceptions of safety on campus.

During the day, campus is very safe. At night, take precautions. When people are intoxicated, you don’t know what’s going to happen. It’s important to avoid dangerous situations and never walk alone at night. Escort and Safe Ride services are available, and shuttle buses run until midnight. There are emergency blue-light stations all over campus, so if students ever find they’re in trouble, with a push of a button, help will be on its way.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 1
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 43
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 1
  • Sex Offenses: 3
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
UConn Police Department
126 North Eagleville Rd.
(860) 486-4800
Safety Services
  • Alert notification system
  • Annual security reports
  • Community survey conducted by the UConn Police
  • Emergency blue phones
  • Husky Watch safety escort service
  • Safety education programs
Health Center
Student Health Services
234 Glenbrook Rd., Unit 2011
(860) 486-4700
Monday-Friday 24 hours, Saturday-Sunday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Health Services
  • Advice nurse
  • Clinical research
  • Health education
  • Lab services
  • Men's health
  • Mental health counseling
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Orthopaedics
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical therapy
  • Primary care
  • Women's health
  • X-ray
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
The UConn Police Department is the largest university police department in Connecticut.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 98 responses

  • 12% Non-students on campus
  • 12% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 12% Walking alone
  • 10% Excessive drinking
  • 10% Theft/robberies
  • 10% None
  • 9% Unlit pathways
  • 5% Criminal activity near campus
  • 5% Dorm safety
  • 4% Drugs
  • 4% Violence among students
  • 3% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 3% Lack of safety escort services
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 1% Gang violence

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 97 responses

  • 1% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 2% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 10% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 14% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 39% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 33% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 98 responses

  • 0% We have campus police?
  • 6% Not very visible.
  • 26% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 53% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 15% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 98 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 20% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 56% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 23% Extremely safe and secure on campus.


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