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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: UPD is more concerned with giving out parking tickets before 4:30 and then disappearing when you need them.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I personally haven't encountered anything overly dangerous, but a recent fraternity fiasco has done nothing but cause a lot of jokes and no actual change has seemed to happen...

I've encountered weirdos at night but I always have a UPD call box near so I don't feel too frightened.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The safety and security on campus is pretty good. The university police department is always around. It is safer to walk in a group at night, though.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The campus police are always around, and for a college town, there really isn't a lot of violence. It's safe to walk down the street.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel unsafe walking at night.


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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.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 19
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 1
  • Vehicle Theft: 2
Security Office
University Police
Salls Hall
(256) 782-5050 (non-emergencies); (256) 782-6000 (emergencies)
Safety Services
  • Crime victim assistance
  • Emergency phones
  • Fingerprinting
  • Lost and found
  • Police reports
  • Safety restraint technician
  • Security escort service
Health Center
Williams Student Health Center
University Circle, between Sparkman and Mason halls
(256) 782-5310
Physicial hours are Monday 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m., Wednesday 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m., Thursday 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy shots
  • Dispensary
  • Immunizations
  • Laboratory services
  • Primary care
  • Referrals
  • Women's health care
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 36 responses

  • 27% None
  • 14% Walking alone
  • 11% Unlit pathways
  • 11% Theft/robberies
  • 6% Criminal activity near campus
  • 6% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 5% Violence among students
  • 5% Non-students on campus
  • 3% Dorm safety
  • 3% Drugs
  • 3% Excessive drinking
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 3% Gang violence
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 0% Lack of/broken emergency phones

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 7 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 36 responses

  • 39% High quality, very convenient.
  • 33% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 14% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 11% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 3% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 36 responses

  • 31% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 28% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 36% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 3% Not very visible.
  • 3% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 36 responses

  • 22% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 58% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 19% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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