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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The campus is extremely safe. Probably one of the safest you can find. As for health, the campus hospital is no longer operational. The school provides transportation to a local hospital if it is needed.

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5 College Senior

Health & Safety: The school has tried very hard to provide awareness of sexual abuse and proper reporting of occurrences of abuse. They provided mandatory training to students and staff on the issue of sexual abuse in the last several years. The school has gone above and beyond in even hiring a firm to assess sexual abuse cases that have occurred in the past and policies that need to be amended.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: It is definitely getting better, and even though there are places where there can be progress, the college is definitely improving.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I always feel safe, and the school takes great care of its students. No complaints, seriously.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Our campus is extremely safe. We are a gated campus and after dusk all gates are locked aside from the main entrance which has a guard on duty 24/7. We also have a student employed public safety division that patrols day and night to ensure that all buildings are properly secured when not in use. They are quick to respond and very friendly. With the small student body most of the students know at least one officer personally and this makes it much easier to call in and not feel embarrassed. They are willing to help with anything and I mean anything. They have been known to give rides across campus at night jsut to ensure those students are warm and feel safe.


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There is no safer place than BJU! But some students complain about the University's overprotective atmosphere, with the campus police (Public Safety) on call 24 hours a day. Before midnight, Public Safety patrols both on and off campus to make sure that all buildings are locked and safe. Ironically, right off campus is a dangerous place to walk around after the sun goes down. Robbery, rape, and prostitution do happen once in a while. Female students are not allowed to walk off campus by themselves after 7 p.m. For students’ safety, Public Safety locks campus gates at 7 p.m., and students must use their University IDs to open campus gates, which prevents strangers from accessing campus property. According to some students, they feel protected since they know that all of the gates are locked. Parents of BJU students can take comfort in the fact that their child is well protected while away from home.

The sole health service on campus is Barge Memorial Hospital. Barge provides limited services, as well as rides to a local hospital if needed. The Campus Store carries cold medications, as well as first aid, but at expensive rates. Current students encourage incoming freshmen to come with their own medications and first aid kits.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 13
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Public Safety
Office Annex
Safety Services
  • Campus gates that lock
  • Public Safety patrol
Health Center
Barge Memorial Hospital
1700 Wade Hampton Blvd.
(864) 770-1352
Daily 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Hospital care
  • Inpatient infirmary care
  • Laboratory services
  • Long-term elder care
  • Outpatient nurse clinic
  • Pharmacy services
  • Short-term medical equipement rental
  • X-ray services
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 44 responses

  • 50% None
  • 9% Criminal activity near campus
  • 9% Non-students on campus
  • 9% Walking alone
  • 4% Dorm safety
  • 4% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 4% Theft/robberies
  • 4% Unlit pathways
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 0% Drugs
  • 0% Excessive drinking
  • 0% Gang violence

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 15 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

  • 40% High quality, very convenient.
  • 28% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 2% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 19% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 12% Poor quality, not very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 43 responses

  • 63% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 37% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 0% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 0% Not very visible.
  • 0% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 43 responses

  • 65% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 30% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 5% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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