Health & Safety

Lexington, KY
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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: A couple of different times things have happened but we have been informed and kept safe pretty good.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: We have a healthcare facility and the university cops are there when we need them

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are emergency phones posted all over campus as well as marked paths to show which is the safest route at night. The UK police are very good about being around when needed as well.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Not many run ins with special circumstances, but occurrences are usually rare

3 College Student

Health & Safety: I don't like walking alone but a lot of people do

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 11th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 354th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 1288th
    Safest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Rachel Schilling
Cold Spring, KY
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The Kentucky campus has been featured in several recent crime reports, especially crimes against women. However, drastic measures have been instilled to ensure student safety: a large number of officers patrol on bike, foot, and car, and safety buttons have been installed all over campus; just pressing them guarantees a quick response. Unfortunately, services like Catwalk have been handed over from organization to organization in a bidding war, leaving the service under-funded and all but abandoned. The best way to stay safe on campus is to store the campus police phone number in your cell phone and always travel with other students if you have to walk on campus at night. There really is safety in numbers! With a good measure of common sense, students should be safe on campus. Cellular phones are available for checkout at the William T. Young Library to make sure students have some way of being heard. What a great safety measure!

Student Health Services are effective, as well. Being away from home during a sick time is always unsettling but Health Services finds a way to set-up appointments and get students feeling better as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 2
  • Burglary: 22
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 4
  • Sex Offenses: 8
  • Vehicle Theft: 20
Security Office
University of Kentucky Police Department
911 (emergencies) (859) 257-1616
Safety Services
  • Adopt-A-COPP
  • Background checks
  • Bike registration
  • Emergency phones
  • Escort service
  • Event Security
  • Fingerprinting Services
  • Lost and found
  • Self-defense course
  • Sex offender registry
Health Center
University Health Service
830 South Limestone
(859) 323-5823 (University Health Service information) (859) 323-2778 (medical appointments) (859) 323-5511 (mental health appointments) (859) 323-4636 (information nurse phone) (859) 323-6451 (student pharmacy)
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-11 a.m.
Health Services
  • After-Hours Care
  • Allergy injections
  • Birth Control
  • Gynecological services
  • Hepatitis B vaccinations
  • Meningitis Vaccine
  • Mental Health
  • Pharmacy
  • Testing
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
  • UK Health Services provides eating disorder information, sleeping disorder tests, and suggestions for remedy.
  • UK students can check the UHS info line for information and updates, as well as view incident reports online.
  • A UK fraternity started the Catwalk escort program for anyone that didn't feel safe walking across the vast campus alone. The escorts are often referred to as "SafeCats!"

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 100 responses

  • 16% Theft/robberies
  • 16% Criminal activity near campus
  • 15% Walking alone
  • 8% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 8% None
  • 7% Excessive drinking
  • 7% Non-students on campus
  • 5% Unlit pathways
  • 4% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 3% Dorm safety
  • 3% Drugs
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 2% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 1% Gang violence

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 99 responses

  • 3% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 1% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 6% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 12% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 14% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 64% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 99 responses

  • 3% We have campus police?
  • 6% Not very visible.
  • 29% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 41% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 20% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 100 responses

  • 1% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 34% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 40% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 25% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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