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Health & Safety


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5 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: The police officers are nearby for emergencies. The take their job serious and are very professional. However; the school's location is not so great. Homeless people can walk onto the campus.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus isn't too and there are officers around 24/7 to keep watch, don't travel by yourself at night, just in case.

5 College Senior

Health & Safety: We students are very safe.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Our campus police sucks; they are so lazy and rude. Protect yourself! We really don't have any issues like that on campus, but one incident out the whole year. No one really bothers you on campus in that way. We are a loving and respectable campus, we don't condone in those situations, and if they happen it will get resolved in a quickness.

5 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: There is a doctor on campus, if you get sick or in need of an emergency. We also, have security on campus that are vey friendly and kind. Our very own campus police. After four years of school. The campus polce and the students repect the officers on campus. Jackson State University is best educational facility I have ever attended. Once, I get my degree, I will definitely join the Alumni Association. Thee I Love Jackson State University. This has been the best time of my life this far.


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In past years, the crime rate has been above normal for a southern city, but it has improved since then. Jackson State provides a safe environment to the best of its ability, which allows each student to feel safe as if they were in the comfort of their own home. With the new policies and police officers, a lot of unnecessary crimes are being prevented. Officers are on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is important that you not walk alone at night, and keep a friend or family member aware of your locations.

 To enter into the dorms, student is required to have their student ID and a key to enter their personal rooms. Student IDs will only work for their assigned dorms. Loaning out your room key is not recommended for your safety, your roommate's safety, and the security of your personal belongings. Common sense is important when it comes to safety at JSU.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 2
  • Arson: 1
  • Burglary: 2
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 3
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 7
Security Office
Department of Public Safety
Campus Police Building
(601) 979-2580
Safety Services
  • 24-hour on-duty officers
  • Bike patrol
  • Crime log
  • Crime prevention patrols
Health Center
University Health Center
1400 Lynch St.
(601) 979-2260
Health Services
  • Allergy shots and medication
  • Emergency care
  • Emergency dental care
  • Health education/counseling
  • HIV/AIDS testing
  • Hypertension screening
  • Injury and illness treatment
  • Laboratory services
  • Men's health clinic
  • Pharmacy services
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Radiology services
  • STD testing and treatment
  • Student health insurance
  • Women's health clinic
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 60 responses

  • 14% Walking alone
  • 14% Theft/robberies
  • 13% Criminal activity near campus
  • 10% Non-students on campus
  • 8% Lack of safety escort services
  • 7% None
  • 7% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 6% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 4% Unlit pathways
  • 4% Drugs
  • 4% Violence among students
  • 3% Dorm safety
  • 3% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 3% Gang violence
  • 2% Excessive drinking

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 50 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 60 responses

  • 38% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 43% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 12% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 7% Not very visible.
  • 0% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 80 responses

  • 21% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 38% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 38% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 4% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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