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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: First year students are taught how to be safe both on and off campus.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: the health center doctors aren't very good

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Have never had any problems.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are many means to keep you safe on campus, but bad things do happen around campus sometimes.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Great health and safety at Baylor, the counseling center is dedicated and great.


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This campus is, by far, one of the safest places to be. You'll see students running the Bear Trail, a two-and-a-half-mile trail around the perimeter of campus, at all hours of the night. The call boxes are easy to spot, and the campus is well lit. Off campus is a slightly different story. Two blocks off campus, you'll find low-income housing, the industrial side of town, a strip club, a liquor store, and Dr. Daddy (a well-known local who frequents Baylor parties uninvited). For the most part, you'll never be bothered because Campus Police patrol the off-campus area regularly. Leave your car on campus for weeks at a time, and it'll still be fine. Leave your bike chained for days at a time, and it'll still be there. Do the same thing off campus, and you may not be as lucky. The library has a lost and found where people have turned in laptops, wallets, flash drives, and calculators. Most of the disturbances and arrests near campus are theft, vandalization, and underage drinking.

When it comes to parking illegally, don't do it. If you're lucky, and you're just running in-and-out of a building, you might not get caught, but Campus Police employs officers on bike, foot, and in patrol cars looking to catch you doing anything-on or off campus. They are generally regarded as over-indulgent when it comes to off-campus parties, but the officers aren't pretentious.They know this is a college town, so if you're respectful, they'll usually cut you some slack.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 3
  • Arson: 1
  • Burglary: 10
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 2
Security Office
Baylor University Police Department
Speight Plaza parking facility, first floor
(254) 710-2222
Safety Services
  • 20 blue-light emergency phones
  • Self-defense classes taught on a semester basis
Health Center
Student Health Center
McLane Student Life Center, second floor
(254) 710-1010
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy injections
  • Basic medical services
  • Birth control
  • Dressings
  • Gynecological exams
  • Immunizations
  • Laboratory tests
  • Medications
  • Physical exams
  • STD testing
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
Most crimes reported to Campus Police involve property crimes. These crimes include theft, burglary, and criminal mischief.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 146 responses

  • 23% Criminal activity near campus
  • 16% Theft/robberies
  • 15% Walking alone
  • 11% None
  • 9% Non-students on campus
  • 6% Unlit pathways
  • 5% Excessive drinking
  • 5% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 2% Drugs
  • 2% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 2% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Dorm safety
  • 1% Gang violence
  • 1% Lack of safety escort services
  • 1% Violence among students

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 56 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 145 responses

  • 63% High quality, very convenient.
  • 13% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 13% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 9% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 1% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 1% Poor quality, not very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 145 responses

  • 34% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 48% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 14% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 3% Not very visible.
  • 1% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 145 responses

  • 29% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 59% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 11% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 1% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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