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Health & Safety

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Pretty average. I do wish that some of the walkways were better lit.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel very safe walking around my campus. There are security guards constantly doing rounds, there are well-lit areas, and everything on campus is a close walking distance away. Students are also given a small trackable device that alerts security guards when they are in danger. "Safe Ride" is also an option at my school, which gives students free rides from anywhere in the area if they are ever in need of one. I have not heard of any crimes on campus, and I am sure it will remain this way.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: It is just okay. Nothing bad has happened while I was there but I also don't think the Saftey faculty is much help either.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Everyone has safety keychains that they press if they feel scared or are in danger. I've never had to press mine so I don't know how fast the response is but theres always multiple security guards in golf carts driving around. Every time I leave my dorm I see at least one.

2 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There have been a few incidents that I've heard aren't taken quite as serious as they should've been. The school is very concerned with its reputation.

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Campus is very safe all over. The small size makes Campus Safety's job easier because they are able to patrol the grounds quickly and efficiently. The only area that is somewhat more unsafe than the rest of campus is the group of buildings across the street from the main campus area (nursing, communication, and humanities buildings). When it comes to this area, students are advised to get a ride home from Campus Safety after the sun goes down.

Students generally feel safe walking around at night because the campus is so small; anywhere a student needs to go is never very far. As such, walking at night is not as dangerous. Plus, all the areas are lit brightly, so the chances of someone sneaking up to surprise someone else are very slim. Campus police are very visible and known by most students. They are always driving around in golf carts, giving rides to students, and patrolling the area. If anything were to happen to a student, a safety officer would undoubtedly be there right away. In terms of health safety, the student health center is not as reliable. While the hours of the center are reasonable, the advanced registered nurse practitioner is not present during the same hours of the facility, only there about half the time with appointments necessary. Other than that, everyone in the health center is very nice and willing to help out in any way.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 5
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Campus Safety
(863) 680-4305
www.flsouthern.edu/student_life/safety
Safety Services
  • Campus Security Escort Program
  • Emergency phones
  • Security Escort Transmitters
Health Center
Student Health Center
Corner of Ingraham Avenue and Duke Place, across from the ROTC building and Barnett Field
(863) 680-4292
www.flsouthern.edu/student_life/healthctr
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 3 p.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m.-8 p.m.
Health Services
  • Crutches
  • Hot water bottles
  • Ice bags
  • Lab tests and X-rays
  • Plastic basins
  • Some prescription medications
Day Care Services?
No
Did You Know?
The safety buttons cover all of campus, including half of Lake Hollingsworth.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 52 responses

  • 20% None
  • 9% Unlit pathways
  • 8% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 8% Criminal activity near campus
  • 8% Theft/robberies
  • 7% Walking alone
  • 7% Non-students on campus
  • 6% Excessive drinking
  • 5% Dorm safety
  • 5% Lack of safety escort services
  • 5% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 5% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 4% Drugs
  • 3% Gang violence
  • 0% Violence among students

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 44 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 52 responses

  • 33% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 46% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 12% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 4% Not very visible.
  • 6% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 70 responses

  • 41% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 49% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 9% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 1% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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