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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: A&M tends to be a little too relaxed with safety. I had a friend who was assaulted at a party after getting drunk, and I can ensure you this campus does not properly speak up about date-rape and other crimes on campus. Also, campus police is always patrolling so nothing to serious will happen (like getting shot or openly mugged) its mainly just what goes on behind dorm rooms that is the problem. I don't recommend going out alone at night however; large groups or walking with a friend are O.K.-but just remember this IS college.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The safety and security is very important on this campus. We don't have campus crime. Personal safety have happened a lot lately because students tend to take things that don't belong to them. The police stay on call 24/7 for every little thing that a student do. I feel somewhat safe on this campus.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I attend campus only during daytime hours and ranges from 8am to 2 pm for my six course. I feel safe while I am there.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The campus police are always on there job. They make sure everything and everyone is safe and taken care of. They're pretty nice people once you get to know them and you're not the one in any trouble.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Police are always patrolling 25/8. Literally you'll get tired of seeing them

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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
www.aamu.edu/administrativeoffices/publicsafety
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
www2.aamu.edu/student_affairs/student_health.aspx
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?
Yes
Did You Know?
Crime prevention seminars are often held in residence halls.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 53 responses

  • 13% Theft/robberies
  • 11% Dorm safety
  • 11% Non-students on campus
  • 9% Violence among students
  • 9% Walking alone
  • 8% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 7% None
  • 7% Criminal activity near campus
  • 7% Drugs
  • 5% Unlit pathways
  • 4% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 3% Excessive drinking
  • 3% Lack of safety escort services
  • 1% 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 31 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 47 responses

  • 60% High quality, very convenient.
  • 15% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 15% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 6% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 2% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 2% Poor quality, not very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 52 responses

  • 38% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 27% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 25% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 6% Not very visible.
  • 4% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 58 responses

  • 22% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 43% 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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