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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Emergency phones

FSU PD is great

Walking alone at night is normally fine but groups are better on nights more prone to have drunk frat guys

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Personally, I feel completely safe and invincible, really. I tend to put myself in situations I normally wouldn't just because I know that I'll be okay. Police are always driving by and I know that if I ever need it, I'm able to stop an officer and ask him for a ride to my housing area. There is a God-sent SAFE BUS that runs from 7PM to 2:45AM that will take you anywhere on campus as long as you call with your current location and destination. Campus crime is low, despite the many false reportings we've had throughout the year. The FSU Police Department is right on campus and is always open. They allow students to come in and talk about any issues they are currently dealing with in regards to personal safety. Police officers are even at events with a high amount of people to ensure public safety.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are many safety precautions FSU takes on sexual assault: for example, online classes on what to look out for, blue lights around campus, and safe bus/ nite nole/ and 5$ taxi fares.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: I believe our security is great on campus. After the shooting on campus that happened not too long ago, the whole feel on campus changed a bit. It was a big shock to all of the FSU community, but I feel that we have all come together and look out for one another. FSUPD is great and are always around. Of course, it is important to always be aware of your surroundings knowing that bad things can always happen, but I do feel safe on FSU's campus.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Walking around campus I never felt worried this year; the school provides a safe bus for students at night, and students are very respectful from what I have perceived. The issue is off-campus with the social scene at bars and such.

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Perhaps because Tallahasee is such a friendly town, people tend to take for granted that serious crimes rarely ever happen. Still, the University's Office of Safety and Security has done everything possible to ensure that the campus is extremely safe. Emergency phones are attached to blue light posts all around campus and the Safety and Security Shuttle allows students who feel either unsafe to walk or are too inebriated to drive from running into trouble. Most female students admit to feeling very safe when they walk across campus late at night, especially because all paths and streets tend to be well lit and clear of huge bushes or trees. All dorms require ID cards to enter, and as a result, many students don't always feel the need to lock their doors.

One of the main problems that occurs on campus is theft, mostly in places like Strozier Library or the Student Life Building, where students often leave their belongings unattended for long periods of time. Safety and Security officers generally do a very good job of tracking down stolen items, and for the most part, students tend not to steal from other students. Even so, Safety and Security encourages students to register their bicycles with the school in case they are stolen and then turn up a week later somewhere in town-as has been known to happen before.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 20
  • Arson: 8
  • Burglary: 61
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 8
  • Sex Offenses: 6
  • Vehicle Theft: 18
Security Office
FSU Police Department
830 W. Jefferson St.
(850) 644-1234
www.police.fsu.edu
Safety Services
  • Crime alerts
  • Emergency phones
  • Personal property registration
  • Rape Aggression Defense (RAD)
  • S.A.F.E. Escort Service
  • SafeBus
  • Silent Witness
  • Victim advocacy program
Health Center
Thagard Student Health Center
Magnolia Way, near Montgomery Gym
(850) 644-6230
www.tshc.fsu.edu
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy care
  • Immunizations
  • Laboratory
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical therapy
  • Primary care
  • Psychiatry
  • STD/HIV testing
  • Travel clinic
  • Women's health
  • X-ray
Day Care Services?
Yes
Did You Know?
Confidential mental health counseling is available at no charge to students at the Thagard Student Health Center. Counselors specialize in many different areas, including alcohol/drug abuse, anger, assault/date rape, assertiveness, anxiety, depression, discrimination, eating disorders, family, grief, relationships, self-esteem, sexual abuse, sexuality/sexual orientation, social isolation, stress, suicidal thoughts, test anxiety/study skills, and time management. Counseling options include individual counseling, group counseling, couples counseling, crisis intervention, referrals, psychiatric consultation, workshops and presentations, and peer-facilitation training.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 363 responses

  • 16% Criminal activity near campus
  • 16% Theft/robberies
  • 15% Walking alone
  • 12% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 8% Excessive drinking
  • 7% Non-students on campus
  • 6% Unlit pathways
  • 4% Drugs
  • 4% None
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 2% Dorm safety
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Gang violence
  • 0% Lack of/broken emergency phones

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 204 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 363 responses

  • 21% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 61% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 12% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 6% Not very visible.
  • 1% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 442 responses

  • 21% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 52% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 26% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 1% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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