Health & Safety

Location
Los Angeles, CA
Undergrads
17,619
Tuition
$46,363
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Its downtown la so theres definitely crime, but they try to take safety measures

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I personally haven't had to utilize health or safety services in any notable way, so I can't give any specifics. In general, though, I usually feel very safe walking around on campus. DPS officers are always out patrolling campus, and they even have security guards posted on the surrounding streets. However, there are times when I wonder whether their presence increases actual security or is just for show. For example, after 9 PM, policy requires an student ID check at campus entrances, but many officers are very lax and don't enforce this policy at all.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The Greek culture does not lend itself to a safe environment for all people, but specifically women.

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5 College Senior

Health & Safety: USC campus is a fortress that protects the students from outsiders. There are security officers on every corner for many blocks in every direction. I have never had an altercation that required them to intervene.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Walking off campus is one of the scarier experiences I've had.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 807th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 1293rd
    Safest Campuses
  • 1396th
    Most Visible Campus Police

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

BJ Grip
Hometown
Colorado Springs, CO
Major
Theater
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Although most students would agree that our campus is safe and secure, there is no denying the fact that bad things happen from time to time. As far as petty theft goes, students with a mind to keep what’s theirs had better lock bikes and bedroom doors. Clothing, money, and other valuables are reported stolen from apartments and dorm rooms on occasion, while bikes are stolen on a daily basis. Reports of assault and robbery usually come from the area just north of campus, where most of the student apartments are located. The DPS and the LAPD have committed more and more officers to problem areas in the past few years, and even though problems still exist, assailants tend to strike in the darkest, most remote areas that most students are smart enough to avoid. Students, especially young women, are advised against walking alone late at night. Students who pay attention to their surroundings and keep track of their friends will most likely graduate unscathed.

All USC students are required to sign up for Trojan Alerts, which inform students about what is happening on campus with DPS and which areas to avoid. Mass texts and e-mails are sent out immediately if there is a problem that needs to be contained. Each Trojan Alert gives students a description of what is happening and a description of the suspects, if available. This system only lets people know about the biggest problems, however, and smaller things, such as dorm thefts, are left unaddressed.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 7
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 60
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 6
  • Sex Offenses: 6
  • Vehicle Theft: 19
Security Office
Department of Public Safety
Parking Structure 'A', 3667 S. McClintock Ave.
(213) 740-4321 (emergencies); (213) 740-6000 (non-emergencies)
capsnet.usc.edu/dps/
Safety Services
  • Bike registration
  • Emergency information phone line
  • Emergency phones
  • Escort service
  • Operation ID
  • Personal Safety Program
  • Rape Defense Class (RAD)
  • Text alerts
Health Center
University Park Health Center
849 W. 34th St.
(213) 740-8742
www.usc.edu/student-affairs/Health_Center
Monday-Tuesday, Thursday 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Wednesday 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (urgent care only)
Health Services
  • Acupuncture
  • Advice nurse
  • Allergy clinic
  • Basic medical services
  • Chiropractic care
  • Counseling services
  • Dermatology
  • Immunizations
  • Lab work
  • Men's health
  • On-site pharmacy
  • Physical therapy
  • STD screening
  • Travel clinic
  • University insurance
  • Women's health
  • X-ray services
Day Care Services?
Yes

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 113 responses

  • 20% Criminal activity near campus
  • 16% Theft/robberies
  • 14% Walking alone
  • 8% Non-students on campus
  • 8% Gang violence
  • 8% Excessive drinking
  • 5% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 4% Drugs
  • 4% None
  • 4% Unlit pathways
  • 3% Dorm safety
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 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 13 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 112 responses

  • 1% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 12% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 20% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 19% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 49% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 112 responses

  • 1% We have campus police?
  • 2% Not very visible.
  • 4% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 37% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 56% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 113 responses

  • 1% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 21% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 48% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 30% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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