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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: This is a very safe campus with a honor code that, for the most part, prevents any issues.

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5 College Student

Health & Safety: Only the best for BYU.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I know that chances are there are rapes and stuff on campus, but I don't know anyone who has been involved in it. Because people take the honor code seriously, it is an incredibly safe campus. I feel totally comfortable walking home in the dark.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel safe on campus for the most part. Every now and then, you hear of personal safety issues. One of the biggest areas of crime is theft. This is mostly in locker rooms or perhaps someone's bike gets stolen. There are quite a few safety services. If someone would like a security guard to walk them home, they have a number that can be called to do so. There are many emergency call boxes around campus as well.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: With the honor code in place and the high level of students here I have never worried about this.

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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 247 responses

  • 32% None
  • 18% Walking alone
  • 10% Theft/robberies
  • 10% Unlit pathways
  • 6% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 6% Non-students on campus
  • 4% Criminal activity near campus
  • 4% Dorm safety
  • 3% Lack of safety escort services
  • 3% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 1% Drugs
  • 1% Violence among students
  • 1% Gang violence
  • 0% Excessive drinking

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 77 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 246 responses

  • 47% High quality, very convenient.
  • 18% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 23% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 11% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 1% Poor quality, not very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 248 responses

  • 16% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 62% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 13% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 7% Not very visible.
  • 2% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 248 responses

  • 73% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 23% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 3% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 1% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.

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