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4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Always felt very safe on campus. I always left my stuff in the library and knew it would be safe. I knew there were a lot of resources for my mental and physical safety if I needed them.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus. I think the biggest crime on campus is parking in the wrong spot.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: From my experience and what I've heard, campus crime and student safety issues are extremely rare at BYU. Campus police are quick and responsive, and can often be seen around campus. In the few years I've been a student here, I have never had any issues with things being stolen or any other problems. I'm sure things happen once in a while but it's so rare that when it does, everyone hears about it.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I generally feel safe walking alone on campus day or night. I do hear of things happening, but not enough to have me worried it is likely to happen to me. The most common crime I hear of is stolen bikes. If you have taken the appropriate steps to be able to identify your bike, you can generally get it back. The worst crime I have heard of happening is sexual assault/individuals being groped. This was a big issue my first year there and is still being addressed and measures taken to resolve past issues and prevent future ones. Blue boxes are stationed all over campus which contact campus police with the click of a button. Campus police have walked students back to their dorms after dark when requested in order to ensure safe travel home.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Although there are sometimes assault issues, I generally feel safe because when incidents do happen, they are taken very seriously and measures are met to ensure it doesn't happen again.

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While no campus is perfectly safe, BYU is pretty close. Without the problems brought on by alcohol and drugs,
crime stats stay remarkably low. Granted, a laptop computer left unattended in a hallway may not be there when you get back, but with a little common sense, you can easily go through your BYU career without any major problems (security-wise, at least).

Few campuses in America can boast the safety that BYU does. The Safewalk program is well designed and set up to make sure that students get home from campus safely late at night. BYU also regularly runs awareness programs on everything from water usage to driving safety. The dorms on campus automatically lock at 11 p.m., after which only residents can enter. Fellow students are friendly and look out for one another. It's the BYU way.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 3
  • Arson: 1
  • Burglary: 22
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 1
  • Sex Offenses: 6
  • Vehicle Theft: 7
Security Office
(801) 422-2222
Safety Services
  • 37 blue-light emergency phones
  • Arrive Alive Campaign
  • Child fingerprinting
  • Emergency building coordinators
  • HEPE classes
  • Neighborhood Watch
  • Operation Eyes
  • Safewalk
Health Center
BYU Health Center
1750 North Wymount Terrace Drive
(801) 422-2771
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Urgent Care also Saturday 8 a.m.-12 a.m.
Health Services
  • General medicine
  • Medical lab
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical therapy
  • Student Insurance
Day Care Services?
No
Did You Know?
BYU boasts one of the safest campuses in the nation. For crime stats, check out http://police.byu.edu, and click on "Campus Security Reports - Provo."

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 332 responses

  • 34% None
  • 17% Walking alone
  • 10% Theft/robberies
  • 10% Unlit pathways
  • 7% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 5% Non-students on campus
  • 4% Criminal activity near campus
  • 3% Dorm safety
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 1% Drugs
  • 1% Violence among students
  • 0% Gang violence
  • 0% Excessive drinking

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 283 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 333 responses

  • 18% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 62% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 12% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 6% Not very visible.
  • 2% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 453 responses

  • 77% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 21% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 2% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.

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