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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The Health Center sucks, I went for an appointment when I was sick and they told me over the phone I didn't sound ill enough to schedule an appointment. I went to my normal physician and needed to be put on antibiotics. Safety has been a huge improvement since the beginning of the year, and they take it very seriously.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: we have our own police department, which are great officers. safety is a very important thing on our campus. theyre always looking for ways to improve

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There's no reason to be unsafe on campus as long as you make good choices. Call the Safety Cruiser if you feel like you need someone to take you somewhere rather than walk. I wouldn't suggest walking anywhere alone, especially at night. But the campus is very well lit, during the day there are always people out, and even late at night there are people around if you needed help. Again, I wouldn't suggest walking alone, but if you had to you would probably be okay

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus regardless of what time of day it may be.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The crime rate at Bradley is not high. However, the area surrounding Bradley is very sketchy and I would not feel safe walking home alone from an off campus party, back to campus.

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Students disagree about campus security. Some say they never feel threatened, while others won't walk alone after dark. The campus is completely open without gates, and while students are comfortable to go about being an unwary college student during the day, some people are on alert at night. West Peoria, where campus is located, isn't the best part of the city. Crime is common in surrounding areas, and police sirens are frequent. However, the Bradley University Police Department watches over the campus and keeps most crime away from the school. Though there are some burglaries at off-campus houses and cars, the police keep watch and deter many crimes, and statistics mirror those of "safe" campuses. Emergency phones are easy to come by at Bradley and are simple to spot. A bright blue tower houses the phone, so students can see them from a distance. There is also a student patrol, made up of several students who walk around campus Thursday through Saturday nights, and they'll escort students home if they don't feel safe.

Students are required to use their student ID swipe cards to enter buildings, including dorms, after certain hours in the evening. This ensures that no outsiders can get in. Bradley also has an emergency communication system. If something dangerous were to happen on campus, students can opt in to receive a text message telling them what is happening and what to do. There would also be information on Bradley's website and a phone number students can call for updates. Administrators are also in the process of getting loud speakers in all campus buildings—some already have them—to alert students of campus emergencies. Overall, there's more talk about security issues than real threats.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 1
  • Arson: 1
  • Burglary: 32
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 2
  • Sex Offenses: 5
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
University Police
Parking Deck/814 N. Duryea
(309) 677-2000 (non-emergencies); 911
Safety Services
  • Crime log
  • Emergency phones
  • University crisis communication plan
Health Center
Health Services
Markin Center, 819 N. Glenwood Ave.
(309) 677-2700
Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–12 p.m., 1:30 p.m.–5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy injections
  • Assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of acute illnesses and injuries
  • Cooperation with student's primary care provider for continuity of medical care
  • Courier services to the two main hospitals in Peoria for lab specimens
  • Diagnostic laboratory testing
  • EKG
  • Equipment to lend such as crutches and nebulizer machine
  • Evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries
  • Immunizations
  • IV therapy for re-hydration
  • Limited physical therapy appointments provided for acute situations
  • Management of various chronic illnesses
  • Men's and women's clinics which provide sexual health screenings
  • Nebulizer treatments
  • Physical exams
  • Pulse oximetry
  • Referrals if necessary
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 28 responses

  • 23% Criminal activity near campus
  • 18% Walking alone
  • 16% Theft/robberies
  • 12% Non-students on campus
  • 7% Unlit pathways
  • 5% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 4% None
  • 4% Excessive drinking
  • 2% Drugs
  • 2% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Gang violence
  • 1% Dorm safety
  • 1% Lack of safety escort services
  • 1% Violence among students
  • 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 11 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 28 responses

  • 32% High quality, very convenient.
  • 32% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 4% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 21% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 4% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 7% Poor quality, not very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 28 responses

  • 25% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 64% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 7% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 4% Not very visible.
  • 0% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 28 responses

  • 18% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 32% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 46% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 4% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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