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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: It's good, not as accessible as listed.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The student health center is great, making appointments is easy and convenient because there are appoints every 10 minuets on weekdays and you can reserve or cancel appointments on a computer.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: If I ever need to talk to someone, I can

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: The campus is very safe

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The school is feels safe for the most part. We live in a big town so there's bound to be some criminal activity but I feel fairly safe here.


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Safety is a top priority at Illinois State University. Whenever any safety issue is reported, students receive a crime report through their e-mail accounts. This crime report details the incident and provides tips on how to get out of bad situations. This ensures that students are adequately informed on safety issues that happen throughout campus. There are also blue-light emergency phones located all around campus that signal the ISU Police Department when pushed; police will reach the emergency within three minutes. The Student Government Association implemented the Students on Patrol (STOP) program, which allows students to walk around campus checking locked doors and making sure security lights are working. Recently, a new program has been implemented called Safe Walk, which allows students to walk home with others late at night.

Health is also very important at Illinois State University. Students are supplied with insurance or can visit Student Health Services (SHS) if they are sick. There are also many other medical services at SHS, including women’s health, psychiatric services, preventative medicine like immunizations and allergy injections, laboratory tests, and X-rays. The people who work at SHS are helpful and patient; another helpful aspect is the pharmacy that allows students to purchase cheaper medicine. Students can either call the office to make an appointment or go online. When checking in, students are required to swipe their Redbird Card. Overall, SHS is there for any student who needs some TLC (tender loving care).

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 5
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 29
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 1
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
ISU Police
Nelson Building, Room 105; 718 W. College Ave.
(309) 438-8631
Safety Services
  • Assist in enforcement of all University policies and regulations
  • Bike patrol
  • Burglar alarms/surveillance cameras
  • Campus lighting surveys
  • Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)
  • Emergency 9-1-1 telephone system
  • Emergency phones
  • Enforcement of all state and federal laws
  • Enforcement of traffic and parking regulations
  • Investigation of all crimes occuring on ISU property
  • Random patrol of campus by both foot and vehicle
  • Safe Walk
  • Safety/security surveys on request
  • Students on Patrol (STOP)
  • Traffic and crowd control at special events
  • Vacation checks
Health Center
Student Health Services
201 N. University St.
(309) 438-8655
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • General medical clinic
  • Laboratory
  • Nurse consult
  • Preventive medicine
  • Psychiatric service
  • Women's health clinic
  • X-ray
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
ISU provides a bus service for late nights called NiteRide, which gives ISU students the option of taking a bus instead of walking around campus late at night. It runs from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. seven days a week.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 93 responses

  • 15% Walking alone
  • 13% Theft/robberies
  • 11% Criminal activity near campus
  • 10% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 9% Excessive drinking
  • 7% None
  • 7% Unlit pathways
  • 6% Drugs
  • 6% Non-students on campus
  • 5% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 4% Violence among students
  • 4% Dorm safety
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 1% Gang violence

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 30 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 92 responses

  • 62% High quality, very convenient.
  • 25% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 7% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 4% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 2% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 92 responses

  • 12% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 54% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 24% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 9% Not very visible.
  • 1% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 93 responses

  • 23% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 55% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 22% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 1% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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