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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are draw backs to being a small campus just outside of downtown des moines, the surrounding area isn't the safest. However we have bulldog alerts and other apps that are used for student safety. Public safety is on duty constantly to make sure our dorms, academic buildings and other public areas are safe. I've never personally felt unsafe walking around campus. However its a good idea to never be too comfortable and have a buddy to walk around with at night on campus.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Off campus is the more frightening part of Drake. We are in the middle of what is known as a Ghetto. There are police sirens constantly all week long. There is always some sort of crime happening

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Drake recently inaugurated a new president. One of the first things he did on campus was work on security on campus and in the surrounding community. His focus is on students safety and has updated safety procedures on Drake campus. I have never felt unsafe on campus during the day or late at night. Public safety is almost always visible and they are super friendly people. Safety is a big concern for every student on Drake campus and fellow students look out for each other.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The health center isn't as bad as everyone claims as long as you are patient and schedule an appointment beforehand.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Some areas of campus are dark at night, but for the most part security is fabulous. There are 24 hour public safety patrols and function safe areas to call public safety.


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Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 1
  • Arson: 1
  • Burglary: 13
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 1
  • Sex Offenses: 1
  • Vehicle Theft: 3
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Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 50 responses

  • 25% Criminal activity near campus
  • 15% Walking alone
  • 12% Excessive drinking
  • 9% Theft/robberies
  • 9% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 6% Non-students on campus
  • 5% Unlit pathways
  • 5% None
  • 5% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 3% Drugs
  • 3% Gang violence
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 1% Dorm safety
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 0% Violence among students

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 29 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 50 responses

  • 20% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 56% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 12% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 8% Not very visible.
  • 4% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 60 responses

  • 20% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 40% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 35% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 5% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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