Health & Safety

Kalamazoo, MI
Tuition (in-state)
$23,262 ($9,982)
Admission Difficulty
More statistics . . .
YesI'm interested, let this school know MaybeBookmark for later NoShow me better matches What does it mean to express interest?
Oops! There was an error.

Reload the page and try again.

Saving your interest We will attempt to notify this school of your interest. This school has been saved to your schools listyour schools list. This school has been removed from your recommended schools list.
For more schools, visit your recommended schools list.


{{ error }}
4 College Junior

Health & Safety: WMU has many programs in place in order to educate people about sexual assault and where to go if you need help, this programs are repeatedly presented to students throughout their freshman year. So, WMU itself does everything in its power to prevent sexual assault, but obviously they cannot prevent everything.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I appreciate the text messages and phone calls from public safety through wmu.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: This is not the safest town but we all make it work. A couple of my friends have been assaulted but not severely. Just always remember to walk in groups late at night!

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Crime in Kalamazoo in general has appeared to be on the rise, or perhaps it is just in the media more lately. It rarely occurs on campus, though. I feel very safe walking around campus at any time of the day, alone or with people.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There will never be a perfectly safe environment but I feel WMU does a good job working toward a safer environment. There are emergency call boxes and security rounds at night. And I see a police car almost everyday doing rounds.


{{review.SectionLabel}} at {{review.EntityName}}:

{{review.Votes}} found this useful - Did you? Was this useful? Yes Report

Sorry, there are no reviews.

  • {{settings.pageNumber}} of {{settings.maxPages}}
  • Pages:
  • ... {{page}}

Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 162nd
    Best Student Health Center
  • 688th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 1162nd
    Safest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Eric DiManno
Sterling Heights
Creative Writing
Grad Year
View all previous student authors

Western Michigan is among the safest universities in the state. The University has its very own police department that maintains a very strong presence on campus, especially during the night hours. The Kalamazoo police department, as well as the local sheriff, patrols the campus on a regular basis alongside the Western police department.

Campus is well lit, and there are a number of easily accessible blue-light boxes where, if someone were to run into trouble, a simple push of the button sends police officers to that location in 30 to 60 seconds to assist you. Crime on campus is virtually nonexistent, though. In the past few years, one minor incident has occurred on campus, making Western one of the safest places, even when you're walking alone. Campus police will go out of their way to ensure your safety.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 0
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Department of Public Safety (DPS)
511 Monroe St.
(269) 387-5555
Safety Services
  • Alarm systems
  • Crime prevention programs
  • Escort services
Health Center
Sindecuse Health Center
1903 W. Michigan Ave.
(269) 387-3287
Monday 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday-Wednesday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy injections
  • Dental care
  • Health promotion and education
  • Immunizations
  • Labs and X-rays
  • Physical exams
  • Tobacco cessation program
  • Travel immunizations and counseling
  • Women's health
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
Western Michigan University has its very own police department that patrols the campus and the surrounding area.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 89 responses

  • 13% Theft/robberies
  • 13% Walking alone
  • 12% None
  • 11% Excessive drinking
  • 9% Criminal activity near campus
  • 7% Non-students on campus
  • 6% Drugs
  • 6% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 5% Unlit pathways
  • 5% Violence among students
  • 4% Dorm safety
  • 3% Gang violence
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 7 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 88 responses

  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 5% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 8% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 9% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 32% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 47% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 88 responses

  • 1% We have campus police?
  • 9% Not very visible.
  • 15% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 56% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 19% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 89 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 22% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 51% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 27% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
pageviews remaining

Non-registered users are limited to 5 school profile page views per month.

Register for free to gain full access!