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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I believe personal safety is very high and at no point in time did I ever feel threatened or feared for my life. There are on-campus officers that are there overseeing students that helps build to the sense of safety there and from my experience there weren't any crimes, very very few at most, that were committed outright in the open. Most of the crimes that did happen were in a private space or through social media.

There are also multiple safety services and facilities setup in such event you are a victim of a crime and these places are easily accessible on campus.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on my campus. I grew up in a big city, so I still find myself looking over my shoulder sometimes, but I still feel safe.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus. I constantly walked around in the middle of the night, back and forth from the library and even downtown and felt completely safe.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel safe on campus and off.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: The campus is safe and I personally feel safe walking around at all times. Problems with safety mostly occur off campus at fraternity housing.


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Security phones, police escorts, and lights all over campus help make Clemson a very safe environment for students. The annual Clemson Safe Walk involves students and members of the Clemson community who walk the campus and discuss ways to improve safety. Most students agree that Clemson is an extremely safe campus as long as you take the basic precautionary measures, like walking in a group after dark and locking your doors.

Clemson is a fairly large university located in a rural setting, which makes it an obvious target for theft by outsiders. However, most students will tell you they haven't had any trouble, and there really isn't too much to worry about. As long as you use common sense (lock up your bikes, cars, and apartments, and avoid walking alone at night), you shouldn't have any difficulties with strangers or outsiders.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 0
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 1
Security Office
Clemson University Police Department
Gate 10, Memorial Stadium
(864) 656-2222
Safety Services
  • Blue emergency call phones on campus
  • Crime victim services
  • CU Fire Department
  • CU Police Department
  • Lost & Found
  • Police escort service
  • Property registration
Health Center
Redfern Health Center
McMillan Road, across from Hendrix Student Center
(864) 656-1541
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m
Health Services
  • Allergy/Immunization clinic
  • Laboratory and X-ray
  • Minor surgical procedures
  • Nurse's clinic
  • Orthopedic clinic
  • Pharmacy
  • Primary care
  • Women's clinic
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 149 responses

  • 20% None
  • 14% Walking alone
  • 13% Excessive drinking
  • 10% Non-students on campus
  • 10% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 8% Theft/robberies
  • 7% Drugs
  • 6% Unlit pathways
  • 3% Dorm safety
  • 3% Criminal activity near campus
  • 2% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 2% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 1% Lack of safety escort services
  • 1% Violence among students
  • 0% Gang violence

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 114 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 149 responses

  • 19% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 66% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 11% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 3% Not very visible.
  • 1% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 195 responses

  • 55% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 39% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 6% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.


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