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3 College Senior

Health & Safety: I think that campus provides a safe environment and that the campus police, SAFE Bus, etc. allow students to not feel unsafe while walking at night. I do not know much about sexual assault.

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4 College Senior

Health & Safety: I've never felt unsafe when I'm on campus. The campus police along with the local police department work together to keep this campus safe. When there is a problem, the school has an emergency alert system that sends text messages and emails to students and faculty informing us of any dangerous situations that may require us to seek shelter, and continue to keep us updated until the situation is under control.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: FSU makes it their JOB to make sure students are safe. It's off campus that is sketchy.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I always feel very safe on campus during the day but at night the campus is not always well lit and there have been many instances of sexual assault after heavy drinking. Regardless, the campus administration does an excellent job of providing services for victims and sexual assault is never tolerated.

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2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The campus is not very well lit at night so walking home alone is quite unnerving as a female.

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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 300 responses

  • 17% Criminal activity near campus
  • 17% Theft/robberies
  • 16% Walking alone
  • 11% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 8% Excessive drinking
  • 7% Non-students on campus
  • 5% Unlit pathways
  • 4% Drugs
  • 4% None
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Dorm safety
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Gang violence
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 65 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 299 responses

  • 49% High quality, very convenient.
  • 27% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 12% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 9% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 1% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 2% Poor quality, not very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 302 responses

  • 22% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 60% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 13% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 5% Not very visible.
  • 1% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 300 responses

  • 21% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 51% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 26% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 2% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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