Health & Safety

Location
Knoxville, TN
Undergrads
19,591
Tuition (in-state)
$27,582 ($9,092)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Senior

Health & Safety: I've never felt unsafe on campus or even in the areas surrounding campus. I generally go with a group to make sure I'm not a target. I feel most crimes occur when you're in the wrong place at the wrong time or when you're doing something illegal yourself.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: There are measures in place but some students are the problem.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Knoxville has its problems - but it's fairly safe.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: The school takes pride in it's safety precautions. There are small devices set up throughout the campus you can easily access to alert police if you are ever in any danger.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: UT has come a long way in recent years to protect their students from anything on or near campus. Blue emergency dial systems are literally on every corner, and alerts and tips are sent out regularly.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 379th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 907th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 1362nd
    Safest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kristen Lewis
Hometown
Litchfield, NH
Major
Anthropology
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Most students' opinions on safety and security boil down to one thing-using your common sense. Even with all of the services the UTPD offers, none are a replacement for using your head. The UTPD take their jobs very seriously and are always looking out for students' safety. For a school of UT's size, they are very successful, and the majority of students don't walk around with spray-mace key rings tightly in hand.

All of the services mentioned here are at your disposal
and are sure to make you feel safer. Make sure you know the numbers to call if need be, and if you don't already have one, a cell phone may be a good investment (sorry, mom and dad). By programming them into your cell phone on your day of arrival, you may dodge a few uncomfortable moments.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 3
  • Burglary: 12
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 3
  • Sex Offenses: 4
  • Vehicle Theft: 3
Security Office
University of Tennessee Police Department
1101 Cumberland Ave.
(865) 974-3111
web.utk.edu/~utpolice
Safety Services
  • Educational programming
  • Lost and found
  • Rape aggression defense
  • Record request
  • Sex offender registry
  • Vehicle assistance
  • Weapons storage
Health Center
Student Health Service
1818 Andy Holt Ave.
(865) 974-3135
web.utk.edu/~shs
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy Clinic
  • Counseling and psychological services
  • Family planning/birth control
  • Health education
  • Immunizations
  • Laboratory services
  • Primary Care
  • Psychiatric evaluation
  • Specialty clinics in sports medicine, gynecology, surgery, and physical therapy
  • Travel clinic
  • X-ray
Day Care Services?
No
Did You Know?
Eight full-time physicians, one full-time psychiatrist, and 13 full-time nurses work at the health center, and all are board certified.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 114 responses

  • 21% Criminal activity near campus
  • 17% Theft/robberies
  • 17% Walking alone
  • 9% Excessive drinking
  • 8% Unlit pathways
  • 7% Non-students on campus
  • 5% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 4% None
  • 3% Drugs
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Dorm safety
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 1% Gang violence
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 9 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 113 responses

  • 1% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 1% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 15% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 19% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 21% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 43% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 113 responses

  • 1% We have campus police?
  • 4% Not very visible.
  • 22% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 56% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 18% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 114 responses

  • 1% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 32% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 55% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 12% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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