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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have never once felt unsafe on campus its like im in my own home.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I don't think I have ever felt unsafe on campus. Public Safety is always patrolling and there are procedures in place for any issues that may arise.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Public safety walking/drives around campus every fifteen minutes.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: If their is a problem on campus Public Safety will come right away and get to the bottom of any situation needed at that time. I've seen them come late at night and in the early mornings because its what their supposed to do and they care about the students because they have children of their own they don't want to see go through anything.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: There have been a lot of break ins on campus and out of McKendree West. There have been multiple recently which really worries me. I have been very uneasy about break ins. This has scared me quite a lot, actually. There are also numerous parties that occur on a daily basis that are not busted. Being a student who does not drink or party, this is very aggravating to me. I wish there were more measures being taken towards these two topics.


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McKendree is a pretty safe university. Public Safety officers are always on the lookout throughout the day and night. Some of the safest places include Piper Academic Center, Holman Library, Bothwell Chapel, Voigt Science Hall, New Hall West, New Hall East, and the bookstore. All dorms, new or old, have a black keypad to scan your student ID, meaning only McKendree students who live in that particular dorm can enter. Old Main is one of the older buildings on campus and sometimes features a lot of wasps flying around, particularly on the third floor. Generally, students feel safe walking around campus at night, and Public Safety will follow you to your car if you want them to. The best thing to do is to walk to your car with a friend of yours, so you feel more safe. 

Health Services is located in Clark Hall on the first floor and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Also, comprehensive counseling services are available to students. In addition to basic medical care, the registered nurse on staff can also provide over-the-counter medications.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 0
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Public Safety
Pearsons Hall, second floor
(618) 537-6911
Safety Services
  • Emergency phones
  • Lockouts and jumpstarts
  • Lost and Found
Health Center
Health Services
Clark Hall, Lower Level 10
(618) 537-6503
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Assessment and treatment of common illnesses and injuries
  • Health education
  • Immunizations
  • Medical exams
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Referrals
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
The blue-light emergency telephones are located in four locations on campus: Circle Drive, MPCC (Melvin Price Convocation Center), McKendree West, and Parking Lot - E.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 24 responses

  • 39% None
  • 10% Theft/robberies
  • 7% Dorm safety
  • 7% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 7% Criminal activity near campus
  • 5% Excessive drinking
  • 5% Walking alone
  • 5% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 5% Non-students on campus
  • 2% Drugs
  • 2% Unlit pathways
  • 2% Gang violence
  • 2% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 0% Lack of safety escort services
  • 0% Violence among students

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 12 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 25 responses

  • 44% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 40% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 16% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 0% Not very visible.
  • 0% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 28 responses

  • 68% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 25% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 7% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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