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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel pretty safe on campus

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: After being at NCSU for just a year now, I have the feeling that a lot of the students know the difference in right or wrong and are very alert to campus events. In addition, campus police and safety services are very welcoming and help facilitate a safe environment for learning.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: On campus is completely safe. There are blue lights all over campus, which are large posts with a blue light on the top that have a button you can press to contact the police in case of an emergency. I have never felt unsafe walking around campus at any time of the day or night. There are almost always other people walking around. There is also a good contacting system. They send emails to all ncsu email addresses if there is a safety concern. In big emergencies, such as the tornado threat we had, there is a loud announcement broadcast system that can be heard all over campus. The only issues happen off campus. Being right next to a big city, there is a decent amount of crime nearby.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Whenever I am on campus, I generally feel safe. There is a lot of campus security who are there to help with any of your problems/issues.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Security is easy to access around campus. There are emergency stations posted throughout campus. A number for the campus police is available. They allow students to ride home free of charge with an officer. Crimes which have been reported are shared via email to the students. I feel safe walking throughout campus alone during the day. There aren't many people on campus at night so walking alone is inadvisable. Walking alone on Hillsborough late at night is also inadvisable. I've been approached a few times which is always uncomfortable when you're alone.


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NC State considers safety a top priority. The campus grounds are dotted with blue-light emergency phones, and Campus Police offers an escort service for students. Despite their positive role on campus, though, they're often shown disdain by the students because of their role in monitoring underage drinking. Another common complaint is the massive number of parking tickets distributed.

Bicycle storage and dorm entrances are also not very tightly secured. All dorms are locked, and students are supposed to verify their residence in a dorm using their IDs or call a room using the speaker phones outside the hall, but the majority of the time, students let one another in, regardless; there are usually no security guards around the dorm entrances. Many bike racks are near dorms and classroom buildings, and after a bike has been stolen, a student's only recourse is to file a report with Campus Police; there is typically nothing the police can do, unless someone saw a suspect. Overall, students feel that Campus Police have the right priorities, but there is room for improvement in a few areas.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 7
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 51
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 9
  • Sex Offenses: 5
  • Vehicle Theft: 9
Security Office
NCSU Campus Police Department
2610 Wolf Village Way
911 (emergencies); (919) 515-3000 (non-emergencies)
Safety Services
  • Bike safety
  • Emergency call-boxes
  • Event services
  • Fingerprinting
  • Online bike registration
  • Ride-Along Program
  • Safety escorts
Health Center
Student Health Center
2815 Cates Ave.
(919) 515-2563
Monday 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Tuesday 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Wednesday-Friday 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Health Services
  • ADD/ADHD Treatments
  • Allergy shots
  • Counseling center
  • Dental savings program
  • Diabetes nutrition counseling
  • General medical procedures
  • Health promotion
  • HIV/STD testing
  • Immunizations
  • Laboratory
  • Medical supplies
  • Occupational medicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical exams
  • Physical therapy
  • Travel clinic
  • Tuberculosis screening
  • Urgent care
  • Women's health
  • X-rays
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
The campus police post a daily activity record of all calls made to Campus Police, which are open to the public to view.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 144 responses

  • 15% Criminal activity near campus
  • 14% Theft/robberies
  • 13% Walking alone
  • 12% Unlit pathways
  • 11% None
  • 11% Non-students on campus
  • 8% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 4% Excessive drinking
  • 3% Drugs
  • 2% Dorm safety
  • 2% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 1% Lack of safety escort services
  • 1% Gang violence

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 108 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 144 responses

  • 17% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 69% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 5% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 8% Not very visible.
  • 1% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 181 responses

  • 23% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 54% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 22% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 1% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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