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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are constant seminars and events to remind students of the problem of sexual assault. There are also many support lines the will help you through any incident you come across

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Campus police and student safety are just a few of the security measures here at Ohio State. Student safety is great for if you are away from your dorm and you need a ride back in the middle of the night from somewhere. Particularly great for weekends.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Our university does everything they can to help prevent any assault by providing us with the knowledge of how to keep ourselves safe, as well as a 24/7 campus police that can be easily located at many locations around campus.

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4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Just depends. As long as you are smart and understand where the dangerous parts of campus are, then you will be okay.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel that campus crime is fairly minimal for a campus of our size. There are ways that students can make sure that their personal safety is not compromised. They include emergency call buttons across campus, a 24 hour bus service, escorts to ensure that students do not have to walk alone on campus at night and a police department that responds very quickly. There is also security in the residence halls so that non-residents can never enter the building unaccompanied, day or night. I feel very safe on campus. I do make sure to never walk alone at night and stay aware of my surroundings.

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As with many areas, the off-campus spots are those most prone to problems, and generally speaking, students report few problems on campus throughout the year. A great benefit to being an OSU student is the courtesy shuttle that takes students back to the residence halls. Another valuable tool is the blue-light call-box, which can be used to notify campus police in case of emergency. These call-boxes are scattered all over campus, and students say that security will respond quickly to such calls. Due to a number of reported rapes, and the massive lack of self-control (especially during Ohio State vs. Michigan State games), security has been increased around campus. OSU has gotten a bad rap from the media over the past few years, and with good reason-people overturning cars and burning furniture in the streets is a pretty big safety risk. While this behavior certainly isn't normal, it has occurred in the past. The biggest riot threat is in the spring, during an annual block party on Chittenden called "Chitfest," which now results in campus practically turning into a police state. If you don't want to run into law enforcement during these times, don't leave your house-period.

The bottom line regarding safety at OSU and Columbus is learning which areas to stay away from-especially during the night-and making intelligent decisions. Given its history, it's no surprise that OSU students are only beginning to feel really safe; hopefully, however, the University will continue to improve the current environment, and more secure feelings can take root.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 5
  • Arson: 8
  • Burglary: 197
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 6
  • Sex Offenses: 32
  • Vehicle Theft: 21
Security Office
OSU Department of Public Safety
901 Woody Hayes Drive.
911 (emergencies), (614) 292-2121 (non-emergencies)
www.ps.ohio-state.edu
Safety Services
  • Bicycle safety
  • Buckeye Alert System
  • Emergency phones
  • Escort Service
  • Eyes on Safety Webcams
  • Fingerprinting/ID card services
  • Franklin County sex offenders information
  • RAD (Rape Agression Defense)
  • Silent Witness
Health Center
Wilce Student Health Center
1875 Milikin Road
(614) 292-4321
shc.osu.edu
Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Health Services
  • Advice/appointments
  • Allergy shots
  • Dental
  • Health information services
  • Immunizations
  • Laboratory services
  • Men's services
  • Nutrition therapy
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical therapy/sports medicine
  • Primary care
  • Psychological services
  • Radiology
  • Women's services
Day Care Services?
Yes
Did You Know?
  • The OSU Escort Service provides safe transportation around and near campus seven days a week, from early evening until 3:30 a.m.
  • The Student Health Center offers free anonymous HIV testing for all students.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 211 responses

  • 18% Theft/robberies
  • 18% Criminal activity near campus
  • 13% Walking alone
  • 8% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 7% Excessive drinking
  • 7% Non-students on campus
  • 6% None
  • 4% Unlit pathways
  • 4% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 4% Gang violence
  • 3% Drugs
  • 3% Dorm safety
  • 3% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 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 73 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 208 responses

  • 61% High quality, very convenient.
  • 21% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 13% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 4% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 208 responses

  • 19% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 61% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 11% 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 208 responses

  • 22% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 50% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 27% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 1% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.

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