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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: In order to secure safety there is a bus running until 2 am to take everyday to take students from anywhere to their dorms, good resource, but should run later. Also when any type of assault is reported and email is sent to all students about the assaulter, where/when it took place and how to be as safe as possible.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel safe on campus during the day, but I don't at night. I always try to have someone with me when I walk in the dark on campus.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I am not aware of every incident so i cannot generalize. i have heard of some assault cases but am not aware of the situations.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel very safe in my community. I never worry about walking home alone at night time

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There is great communication between the school, the local police department, the school police, and all the students. They provide excellent care and aid for all situations.


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When it comes to safety and security, it's hard for many students to imagine a campus that is safer than OU. Though there are occurrences of crime like any other place, everyone agrees that OU is generally a safe campus for men and women. In addition to city police, OU has its own police department, so patrolling officers are a pretty common sight, which can be comforting when you're walking home from a night class. Also, all of the residence halls require either a key or a swiped ID to enter, which is a reassurance that you will sleep safe and sound. And in the female-only dorms, all males must be accompanied by a resident upon entry.

While crimes do happen, from theft to an assault, using common sense is the best advice-don't walk alone at night, avoid drunken confrontations, and lock your doors. Take advantage of the safety services OU has to offer; they're there to keep you safe. With level-headed thinking, adherence to proper precautions, and a willingness to utilize the services provided to them, students are able to enjoy their college years at OU without worry or fear.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 1
  • Arson: 1
  • Burglary: 28
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 9
  • Vehicle Theft: 1
Security Office
OU Police Department
135 Scott Quadrangle
(740) 593-1911 (emergency)
Safety Services
  • Background checks (Ohio & FBI) & fingerprinting
  • Bike patrol
  • Campus Area Law Enforcement Links (CALL) program
  • Crime alerts
  • Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)
  • Rape Agression Defense (RAD)
  • Safe Arrival for Everyone Tonight (SAFE-T) patrol
  • Vehicle assistance
Health Center
Hudson Health Center
(740) 593-1660
Monday-Tuesday 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Wednesday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy shots
  • Basic medical care
  • Immunizations
  • Laboratory services
  • Medical equipment loans
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical therapy
  • Physicals
  • Psychiatric care
  • Specialist care
  • STD testing
  • TB testing
  • Urgent care
  • Women's health
  • X-rays
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
  • According to the latest Right to Know Report, there were no reported hate crimes on campus.
  • Hudson Health Center provides a 24-hour Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program that provides assistance to students who are victims of a sexual assault. The S.A.N.E. nurse is specially trained, providing both emotional and physical care.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 99 responses

  • 16% Excessive drinking
  • 16% None
  • 14% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 10% Walking alone
  • 9% Non-students on campus
  • 9% Unlit pathways
  • 7% Drugs
  • 6% Theft/robberies
  • 5% Criminal activity near campus
  • 2% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 2% Dorm safety
  • 1% Violence among students
  • 1% Lack of safety escort services
  • 1% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 0% Gang violence

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 33 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 101 responses

  • 19% High quality, very convenient.
  • 40% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 7% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 22% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 5% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 8% Poor quality, not very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 100 responses

  • 22% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 62% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 13% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 3% Not very visible.
  • 0% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 102 responses

  • 33% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 52% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 14% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 1% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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