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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Safety isn't really addressed except to the freshmen at the beginning.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus safety is bad at the beginning of the semester after a couple of months everybody acts right.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: there haven't been any rape cases that I know of since I been there

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3 College Senior

Health & Safety: The security on A&M could better but its not bad. Its pretty average.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: they try to have seminars on the topic


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Overall, campus is a safe place. There are campus police almost everywhere on campus, so students don't really have to fear that they are in an unsafe place. However, it is still wise for students to be cautious at all times. The best advice to girls is to never walk around campus alone at night because A&M is an open campus, so anyone can drive on campus at any time.

Even with campus security, it's hard to determine if someone off campus is a student and supposed to be on campus. Young women need to be careful when they are walking around campus late at night. Travel in groups when it starts getting dark. It is definitely better to be safe than sorry.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 26
  • Arson: 1
  • Burglary: 122
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 4
  • Sex Offenses: 1
  • Vehicle Theft: 3
Security Office
Department of Public Safety
4900 Meridian St.
(256) 372-5555
Safety Services
  • 24-hour patrol
  • Emergency blue-light telephones
  • FlashBrief text message notification system
Health Center
Student Health Services
1003 Buchanan Way
(256) 372-5600 or (256) 372-5601
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy injections
  • Health education
  • Lab work
  • Pharmacy services
  • Primary care for illnesses, injuries, and health problems
  • Referrals
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
Crime prevention seminars are often held in residence halls.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 46 responses

  • 14% Theft/robberies
  • 11% Dorm safety
  • 10% Non-students on campus
  • 9% Walking alone
  • 9% Violence among students
  • 8% None
  • 8% Criminal activity near campus
  • 7% Drugs
  • 6% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 5% Unlit pathways
  • 5% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 3% Excessive drinking
  • 3% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Gang violence
  • 0% Lack of/broken emergency phones

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 18 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 43 responses

  • 60% High quality, very convenient.
  • 14% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 16% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 7% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 2% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 45 responses

  • 38% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 24% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 27% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 7% Not very visible.
  • 4% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 45 responses

  • 22% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 42% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 33% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 2% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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