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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I have always felt safe walking around campus at night. It is well lit and security drives by every few minutes. If it is late on the weekends and you are walking alone some often offer to drive you where you're going. When I was a freshman and sophomore there was a problem with the blue emergency lights in that none of them were actually working. This is possibly because there has never really been a need for them, but that's not a real reason for them not to be functional. While I have never felt particularly unsafe walking around, I know many girls who have been assaulted and even raped in the dorms. It is the expectation that daddy's money will solve everything that the boys have, and the university's desire to keep everything quiet and maintain the perfect picture it has created that enables this. Nothing is being done to stop it, and in all the cases of rape that I know, the amount of victim blaming is out of control, Student Life makes the problem worse, and nothing is done to punish the boys who did it.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: MY school is safe. I have never felt uncomfortable walking around, even very late at night for several reasons. 1. The campus is extremely well lit, no sketchy dark walks home. 2. There are a lot of security cameras pretty much everywhere. 3. Our school security drives around often throughout campus, like every 10-20 minutes often. Also if I needed them they have a very short response time. Finally 4. We have those emergency posts scattered throughout campus and if there was an emergency I could push that and as mentioned, it being a small campus with a lot of security officers on duty at all times the response time is very short.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus, even in the middle of the night. Campus is extremely well-lit and Security is really good. I see them all the time. High Point is different from a lot of schools in that not just anyone can drive onto campus, especially at night. They are very strict about who they let on campus after 8pm (mostly just students).

The area around High Point U (parts of the city of High Point) is a little sketchy, but there is a fence/wall around all of campus.

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5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Our security guards are awesome!

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel very safe and secure when I am on campus. The gates and security checks allow this and help with any problems concerning security for HPU.

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For a college campus, High Point is a pretty safe one. Rarely is there ever a major disturbance on campus. High Point security is a great group of people who have the students' best interests at heart. They generally don’t want to get you in trouble and are a very friendly group. Security will help you whenever you need it, and they can always be seen walking, biking, Segway-ing, or driving around campus. A great feature about the campus is the fact that it’s gated. With a completely fenced-in campus and welcome centers at every entrance, it is very reassuring to students to know that random people can’t just come onto campus whenever they feel like it. Another great feature is that once night falls, the lights come on! There are practically no dark spots, which is great if you have to walk across campus late at night. It’s kind of like daytime all night, and students are always comfortable walking around at night by themselves.

Student Health Services at High Point is pretty good. The running joke among students is that you can go in to the infirmary and no matter what your ailment, they’ll give everyone the same medication. Another bummer about the health center is that it’s not open 24 hours, which most students find inconvenient and weird for a college campus.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 5
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 1
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 1
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 1
Security Office
Safety/Transportation Department
McInnis Hall, lower level
(336) 841-9112
www.highpoint.edu/publicsafety
Safety Services
  • Card access system for residence halls
  • Closed-circuit television system
  • Emergency phones
  • Gated campus with welcome gates at entrances
  • Off-duty police officers
  • Security officers
Health Center
Student Health Services
Wilson Hall, bottom level
(336) 841-4683
www.highpoint.edu/campuslife/health
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • 24-hour nurse phone triage service
  • CPR training
  • Flu shots
  • Health and wellness examinations
  • Lab testing
  • Medical examinations/treatment for illnesses and injuries
  • Prescriptions
  • Referrals
  • Routine immunizations
  • Simple medical procedures (suturing and cryotherapy)
Day Care Services?
No
Did You Know?
The entire campus is lit up like Disney World at night.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 72 responses

  • 25% Criminal activity near campus
  • 18% None
  • 14% Excessive drinking
  • 10% Drugs
  • 8% Non-students on campus
  • 8% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 4% Gang violence
  • 3% Theft/robberies
  • 2% Dorm safety
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 2% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Walking alone
  • 1% Unlit pathways
  • 1% Lack of a strong security presence

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 52 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 71 responses

  • 83% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 10% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 7% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 0% Not very visible.
  • 0% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 81 responses

  • 80% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 19% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 1% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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