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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I always felt safe and secure walking around campus even when I was returning to my dorm at 2 am

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Not once have I ever felt in any sense of danger here at BYU or even in Provo. It is a very safe environment.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel very safe there.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Although I've never had to use the health services, I do know that there are lots of safety precautions implemented and I feel entirely safe on campus.

5 College Senior

Health & Safety: Since all students commit to living the honor code, problems caused by alcohol consumption are very rare.

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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 327 responses

  • 34% None
  • 17% Walking alone
  • 10% Theft/robberies
  • 10% Unlit pathways
  • 7% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 6% Non-students on campus
  • 4% Criminal activity near campus
  • 3% Dorm safety
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 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 272 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 328 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 442 responses

  • 76% 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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