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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I've never felt unsafe on campus, although I'm not a great test for that since I'm a man and don't know how the girls feel about it.

5 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Safety is always top priority.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Every student is required to take a course on Title Nine, the South Carolina state law about sexual abuse. Additionally, the campus provides a safety service staffed by both students and faculty that ensures the safety of campus. No alcohol or drugs are allowed on campus, and that policy is strictly enforced. This helps to ensure that each student feels safe on campus at all times. Also, a regularly enforced curfew helps campus authorities to know if a student is missing.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: BJU is the safest campus in the world and partially due to the moral standards of Christians and because of the moral nature of the rules there has NEVER been a sexual assault of any kind on the BJU campus.

5 College Student

Health & Safety: As a Christian university I would say BJU is among the safest places to attend college. Everyone is treated with love and respect, and exceptions are dealt with with adequate gravity.

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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 48 responses

  • 51% None
  • 8% Walking alone
  • 8% Criminal activity near campus
  • 8% Non-students on campus
  • 5% Dorm safety
  • 5% Theft/robberies
  • 3% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 3% Unlit pathways
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 2% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 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 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 visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 47 responses

  • 64% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 36% 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 59 responses

  • 69% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 27% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 3% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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