In general, students and faculty feel safe and secure on campus. Crime happens in every town, though, and Jacksonville is certainly no exception. Look out for yourself by being aware of your surroundings. Travel in groups, especially after dark. If you are walking to your vehicle, have your keys out and ready to unlock your doors. Do not be overly trusting of people you don't know or have just met.
If you feel unsafe, don't hesitate to call the University Police Department for an escort. Also, emergency telephones with flashing lights are located all around campus. Pressing one button immediately connects you to the police.