Health & Safety

Greensboro, NC
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$19,934 ($6,136)
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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Health in safety is ensured and availible.

2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There needs to be more cameras in the art department.

College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I have not seen any offenses where I would feel the need to call the police. I have not heard of any police calls being made before either. I have been here for two semesters and have not seen anything dire. All I worry about is the texts that I recieve from campus alert system in the fall semester where there were a few robberies near the campus and a murder at a gas station that is near the campus again.

5 College Student

Health & Safety: I have never had an issue where I have felt my safety has been compromised.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus police are pretty responsive, they do a good job.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 14th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 1018th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 1307th
    Safest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Brook Taylor
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UNCG has its own police station located right in the middle of campus, and many students find comfort in this, while some feel that it is too intrusive in a Big Brother kind of way. The UNCG Police do a decent job of answering and responding to emergency calls, and they even give speeches at the dorms every semester to let resident students know of their services and general safety tips. Unfortunately, campus police are known more for their reputation of giving out speeding tickets or disbanding peaceful protests than actually helping or protecting students.

Chances are, though, you won't need their services during your time at UNCG because the other safety features on campus are actually pretty useful. Every dorm is locked 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and the doors can only be opened by the keycard access of students who reside in the buildings. This ensures that anyone who has no business being in a dorm cannot get in. The University also provides shuttle buses called Spartan Chariots to transport students all across campus, from dusk until 1:30 a.m. This is an especially valuable feature if you want to avoid walking alone on campus at night.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 1
  • Arson: 1
  • Burglary: 47
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 1
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 3
Security Office
Public Safety & Police
1605 Spring Garden St.
Emergency: (336) 334-4444; Non-emergency (336) 334-5963
Safety Services
  • Pedestrian safety program
  • Police ride-along program
  • Rape aggression defense
  • Safety escorts
Health Center
Anna M. Gove Student Health Center
107 Gray Dr.
(336) 334-5340
Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy injections
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Flu shots
  • Immunizations
  • Laboratory & digital X-ray
  • Medical examinations
  • Nurse clinic
  • Pharmacy services
  • Primary medical care
  • Psychiatric care
  • Sports medicine
  • Women's health
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 77 responses

  • 22% Criminal activity near campus
  • 21% Theft/robberies
  • 12% Non-students on campus
  • 10% Walking alone
  • 9% None
  • 5% Unlit pathways
  • 5% Dorm safety
  • 5% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 3% Gang violence
  • 3% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Drugs
  • 2% Excessive drinking
  • 2% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 0% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 0% Violence among students

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 76 responses

  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 1% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 5% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 8% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 24% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 62% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 76 responses

  • 1% We have campus police?
  • 5% Not very visible.
  • 11% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 57% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 26% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 77 responses

  • 3% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 30% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 45% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 22% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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