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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The school has spoke about the different people you can go to if you have been sexually assaulted. The campus has blue lights around the whole campus on which you press if you feel like you are in any danger.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Seeing police cruisers during daytime is common. However, cruising during the night should become more common.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel generally safe being on campus with my friends or alone. Although there have been a few incidents, as at every other university, I believe that my university has taken the right steps in preventing those incidents from happening again.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: The campus seems fairly safe. There are blue lights set up everywhere and there doesn't seem to be much violence.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel very safe walking around campus, even during the night time

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No matter how you look at it, NAU is a safe place to be. Every once in a while, there is a sexual assault, usually on South Campus, and students will feel a little spooked. Sexual assault usually consists of a homeless person yelling at a girl that she's hot. Yet, the consensus of most people seems to be that if you practice common sense, then there is nothing to worry about. Flagstaff is the "Dark Sky City," so it only makes sense not to walk by yourself if you don't have to. The blue-light phones are scattered all around campus, and NAUPD offers an escort service 24 hours a day. In addition, the on-campus police maintain a highly visible role and are constantly on the watch. Flagstaff is a very laid-back community, so very few serious problems ever arise. The residence halls have electronic access, which means that you have to swipe your ID card to enter and only residents of that building will be let into the building. Once again, practicing common sense makes the environment safer for everyone.

Flagstaff is a safe place, no doubt about it. If students are able to use their heads and not put themselves into positions where bad things could happen, then all will be just fine. There is a decent-sized homeless population, but to be honest, most of them would rather have a friendly conversation with you than beg for your money. The police maintain a good balance and are not overly strict. They are around to deal with situations, but they don't hover to the point where students feel uncomfortable. In the end, if people make smart choices and are careful about what they do, there's no reason not to feel safe or relaxed.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 4
  • Arson: 6
  • Burglary: 36
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 1
  • Sex Offenses: 10
  • Vehicle Theft: 7
Security Office
NAU Police Department
Building 98A
(928) 523-3000 (emergencies); (928) 523-3611 (non-emergencies)
Safety Services
  • Campus safety aides
  • Community relations presentations
  • Emergency blue-light phones
  • Fingerprinting
  • Safety escorts
Health Center
Fronske Health Center
824 S. San Francisco St.
(928) 523-8995
Monday-Tuesday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Health Services
  • Counseling and mental health services
  • Health education and promotion
  • Immunizations
  • Laboratory services
  • Pharmacy services
  • Primary care
  • Radiology services
  • STD screening
  • Urgent care
  • Women's health
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 244 responses

  • 14% Walking alone
  • 13% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 12% None
  • 11% Unlit pathways
  • 8% Theft/robberies
  • 8% Excessive drinking
  • 7% Non-students on campus
  • 6% Criminal activity near campus
  • 6% Drugs
  • 5% Dorm safety
  • 3% Violence among students
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 1% Gang violence

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 153 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 242 responses

  • 16% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 60% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 14% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 7% Not very visible.
  • 2% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 304 responses

  • 28% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 55% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 16% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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