Health and safety is a high priority at Oakwood. There are hand sanitizer dispensers in the cafeteria and around campus to promote a cleaner environment and prevent the spreading of bacteria and sickness. There is a shuttle bus that leaves every half hour from campus to transfer one to health services if a student feels sick or just needs a checkup. There is no on-campus clinic, which can be inconvenient at times, and the service is not reliable because the doctor or nurse is only available on certain days. Do not get sick on a Friday!
For the most part, Oakwood is a pretty safe school. The safety officers that roam the campus have a constant presence. Many students did not feel safe in prior years because campus officers weren't allowed to carry weapons, but this year they did undergo training, and now they are able to carry handguns, which provide a more secure environment. Even with Oakwood’s safety, it is still important to take precautions. Places like the wooded areas and the rock quarry should be avoided after dark. The rock quarry is a great place to go in the day and enjoy nature, but it is not on campus watch. Always travel with friends if you are to go to this area. Areas like Blake Center and other crowded spots are the safest places. Secluded buildings like the B&T building, the Anna Knight building, and the swings are the most unsafe places on campus.