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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus crimes happens on occasion but they are not that serious.

I feel really safe on campus due to the fact that we have police officers on campus. We also have emergency station stationed on campus that allows a person to notify officials that they are in danger.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The crime rate on campus from my friends experiences, have been pretty moderate to almost high so that's something that definitely needs to be decreased so that emotional turmoil of the victims can be ceased.

2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: It is pretty dangerous since it is an open campus, meaning locals are always welcome!

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: If you reach out they are there for you

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2 College Junior

Health & Safety: There are approximately 2-3 mass text/email alerts sent out in regards to an armed robbery or shooting. Sometimes it's classified as "on campus" and sometimes it's not. However, being that the school is in the vicinity of a high crime neighborhood there is a greater chance of these happenings.

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The University is open, which means locals and non-students can come onto campus, so safety is highly stressed here. The students are in good hands and should not fret about their safety. The FAMU police are always around monitoring the students and campus. The safest places on campus are the classrooms, library, or near the dorms. It’s not recommended that students walk alone at night, but the campus is well lit and there are usually people out throughout the night if you must go somewhere alone. The unsafe areas would have to be behind buildings where no one can see you, but for the most part, the campus is very safe. Most students say they feel safe walking around campus day or night because of the heavy presence of campus police. The police are always out and about interacting with students, and some students even know officers by name.

The student health center is a great place for students to turn to for counseling, testing, and health services. They offer free HIV testing, STD testing, Planned Parenthood counseling, and everything else a health center should offer. The staff is really friendly and always ready to help the students.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 6
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 28
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 15
  • Sex Offenses: 3
  • Vehicle Theft: 7
Security Office
Department of Public Safety
2400 Wahnish Way, POM Building A, Suite 128
(850) 599-3256
Safety Services
  • College Crime Watch
  • e2Campus System, a mass notification system
  • Emergency blue-light phones
  • Escort service
  • Operation Bookstamp (stamping ID information into students' books)
  • Operation ID (engraving students' personal proprety)
  • Rape Aggression Defense course
  • Security cameras
  • Self-defense classes
  • Warning sirens in case of emergency
Health Center
Student Health Services
116 Foote-Hilyer Administration Building
(850) 599-3777
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy shots
  • Basic medical care
  • Family planning
  • Health and wellness counseling
  • Immunizations
  • Lab services
  • Pharmacy
  • Physicals
  • Referrals
  • STD testing
  • Women's health
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 98 responses

  • 14% Theft/robberies
  • 13% Non-students on campus
  • 11% Walking alone
  • 10% Criminal activity near campus
  • 8% None
  • 7% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 5% Violence among students
  • 5% Lack of safety escort services
  • 5% Unlit pathways
  • 5% Dorm safety
  • 5% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 4% Drugs
  • 4% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 3% Excessive drinking
  • 2% Gang violence

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 32 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 96 responses

  • 45% High quality, very convenient.
  • 31% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 6% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 10% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 3% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 4% Poor quality, not very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 98 responses

  • 28% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 43% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 20% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 5% Not very visible.
  • 4% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 98 responses

  • 18% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 47% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 31% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 4% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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