Health & Safety

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

Health & Safety: I do see campus police driving around and giving individuals tickets, but I would like for more campus police to be in parking garages. Most of out robberies take place in our parking garages.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Overall, the police presence is not overbearing, but I feel safe at all times when walking around campus during the night or day. The only crime that goes on is across the strip, away from the main campus. Other than those few incidents, most people here in presidential court feel very safe day-in and day-out.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I walk a mile to a from classes everyday ALONE. As a girl everyone is always telling you that is unsafe, but really I see tons of college students doing the same thing every day and I have never had any issues.

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3 College Senior

Health & Safety: Average but I have not visited the health center. Would be nice to get weekly emails about hygiene or something :)

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Safety could be improved. Health center usually overbooked.

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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 111 responses

  • 22% Criminal activity near campus
  • 18% Theft/robberies
  • 16% Walking alone
  • 9% Excessive drinking
  • 8% Unlit pathways
  • 6% Non-students on campus
  • 5% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 4% None
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Drugs
  • 2% Dorm safety
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 1% Gang violence
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 110 responses

  • 1% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 1% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 15% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 19% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 22% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 42% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 110 responses

  • 1% We have campus police?
  • 4% Not very visible.
  • 21% 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 111 responses

  • 1% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 32% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 57% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 11% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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