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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: A lot of importance recently given to these subjects.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: There are often instances where a big group of students are infected with something due to bad campus food - such as the recent norovirus incident. However, I feel that the university makes effort to maintain health and safety.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Emory places a heavy emphasis on safety of the students.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Although there are some problems with the health and safety of students at Emory overall I would say the school does its best to protect the students.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus is super safe and I don't feel weird/unsafe walking across campus alone in the dead of night or early morning.

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Although some may think Emory might be unsafe due to its close proximity to Atlanta, this is not the case at all. Emory security and police are constantly on watch during the late-night hours, and there are several emergency blue-light phones scattered throughout campus if a student were to run into any trouble. Unfortunately, as with any college campus, dorm room thefts do occur, but these cases are rather trivial and are often easily prevented by simply locking one's door. Assaults on students are extremely rare and uncommon, and students will often walk home to their dorms at 2 a.m. or later with no trouble at all. Emory also offers an escort service for students out late at night. The escort shuttle will pick the student up wherever they are and take them to any destination within a mile of campus.

Emory's student health center is also very helpful and provides top-notch care to anyone who needs it. It is a rather long walk from main campus, often too far away even for some sick students. While it may take a day or so to make an appointment, the treatment is often worth the wait, and many praise the student health center for healing their ailments. The health clinic also provides free sexual health services. Counseling is also paid for by tuition, so students who are overly stressed or dealing with adverse circumstances can easily find help by scheduling an appointment or calling Emory's help line for mental health issues and coping with stress.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 41
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 1
  • Sex Offenses: 2
  • Vehicle Theft: 12
Security Office
Emory University Police Department
1784 N. Decatur Road
(404) 727-6115 (non-emergencies); 911 or (404) 727-6111 (emergencies)
Safety Services
  • Blue-light phones
  • Environmental health and safety
  • Fire safety
  • Police station on campus
  • Security escorts
  • Sexual assault prevention, education, and response
Health Center
Student Health & Counseling Services
1525 Clifton Road Building
(404) 727-7551
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (urgent care only)
Health Services
  • Allergy and immunization clinics
  • Anonymous HIV and STD testing
  • Emergency and after-hours care
  • Lab services
  • Nutrition counseling
  • On-site specialty clinics
  • Physical exams
  • Prescription medications
  • Primary medical services
  • Psychiatry
  • Specialist referrals
  • Substance abuse counseling
  • Travel clinic
  • Women's health
  • X-ray services at Emory Clinic
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
If a student must visit a hospital from an alcohol/drug overdose, medical amnesty allows students treatment without having a conduct case.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 66 responses

  • 20% None
  • 12% Excessive drinking
  • 11% Criminal activity near campus
  • 9% Walking alone
  • 9% Non-students on campus
  • 9% Theft/robberies
  • 9% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 8% Drugs
  • 5% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Unlit pathways
  • 2% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Gang violence
  • 2% Dorm safety
  • 0% 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 12 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 66 responses

  • 42% High quality, very convenient.
  • 14% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 29% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 12% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 2% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 2% Poor quality, not very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 67 responses

  • 13% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 69% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 12% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 6% Not very visible.
  • 0% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 66 responses

  • 56% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 35% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 9% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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