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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Sexual assault is a big thing on campus. We have had a few cases happened but it's not bad is year. I do not feel safe walking alone around campus, only because our campus police won't be able to help. The campus police drive on the plaza and walk around campus but that's only 5 out of over 30. There are officers that fall asleep and not do anything.

2 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are campus police visible majority during the day, but at night they are hard to find. I don't think it's safe to walk alone at night because there have been many incidents reported related to rape and robbery.

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2 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I don't recommend walking around on campus at night by yourself. Girls have been known to be assulted.

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3 College Senior

Health & Safety: I feel safe but it could be better.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Our campus police are always there when you need them.

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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
www.jsums.edu/publicsafety
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
www.jsums.edu/studentlife/health_services.html
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?
Yes

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 65 responses

  • 14% Walking alone
  • 13% Criminal activity near campus
  • 13% Theft/robberies
  • 10% Non-students on campus
  • 9% Lack of safety escort services
  • 7% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 6% None
  • 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
  • 1% Excessive drinking

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 57 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 65 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.
  • 6% Not very visible.
  • 0% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 87 responses

  • 21% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 37% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 39% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 3% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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