Health & Safety

Denver, CO
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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Bad things can happen anywhere. We can only be as prepared as we choose to be.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Campo is everywhere. they just don't do that much.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus Safety is pretty on top of things. If you have a complaint or need help, they're there. I don't really know about the Health Center though. I haven't gotten sick yet. Although I heard that it's really expensive to go and usually isn't really worth it.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Safety around DU is pretty sound. Occasionally someone gets something stolen or someone gets fondled coming home at night. But thats about it.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The email alerts are nice and they allow students to know what is going on all of the time so they can avoid those areas.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 101st
    Best Student Health Center
  • 634th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 896th
    Safest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Anne Reiman
Winnetka, IL
English (Creative Writing)/Communications
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Although it's tempting to equate a big city with high crime rates, DU and its surrounding areas are exceptionally safe. Probably the most serious campus-related incidents within the past few years have been attempted sexual assaults, but both DU's security department and the Denver Police Department are quick to respond to campus concerns. The most common petty crimes, such as vandalism or theft, are usually related to excessive alcohol consumption at out-of-hand parties.

Students often cite security services, such as the SafeRide shuttle program and 24-hour emergency phone stations, as particularly helpful in times of need. As is the case with any university, DU students should always be aware of their surroundings and try not to travel alone, especially late at night. However, for the most part, DU and Denver are safe, inviting, and non-threatening places to live.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 1
  • Arson: 1
  • Burglary: 44
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 1
  • Sex Offenses: 5
  • Vehicle Theft: 1
Security Office
Campus Safety Center
(303) 871-3000 (emergency) (303) 871-2334 (non-emergency)
Safety Services
  • 24-hour emergency telephones
  • 24-hour foot and vehicle patrol
  • Controlled dorm access
  • Late-night transport service (SafeRide)
  • Lighted pathways and sidewalks
  • RAD (Rape Aggression Defense)
Health Center
The Health & Counseling Center
2240 East Buchtel Blvd. Suite 3N
(303) 871-2205
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy Shots
  • Dermatology
  • Discounted Prescriptions and Birth Control
  • EKGs
  • General Medical Care
  • Gynecology
  • HIV Testing
  • Immunizations
  • Injections
  • IV Infusions
  • Lab Tests and Confidential
  • Nursing Consultation and Assessment
  • Nutrition
  • Same-day Appointments for Illness or Injury
  • Sports Medicine
  • Travel Health Advice
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
SafeRide is a security transportation program initiated by DU undergraduate and graduate students. With a DU Pioneer (student ID) Card, students may be escorted around campus throughout the day, in addition to being able to take SafeRide back to their dorms during late-night and early-morning hours.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 78 responses

  • 15% Walking alone
  • 15% None
  • 12% Criminal activity near campus
  • 11% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 10% Excessive drinking
  • 10% Theft/robberies
  • 7% Non-students on campus
  • 5% Drugs
  • 4% Dorm safety
  • 4% Unlit pathways
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 1% Gang violence
  • 1% Violence among students
  • 0% Lack of/broken emergency phones

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 78 responses

  • 1% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 10% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 9% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 31% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 49% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 78 responses

  • 1% We have campus police?
  • 4% Not very visible.
  • 18% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 53% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 24% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 78 responses

  • 1% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 10% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 46% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 42% Extremely safe and secure on campus.


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