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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: The safety on Radford University's campus is an 8 out of 10. The police are there mainly to break up parties (from a students point-of-view) but they are also very willing to help students and persons out as well. They play a very community based law enforcement act, making sure inebriated persons are safe rather than sorry. In addition, at night, they are more than present in the main areas where it would seem trouble is lurking, making the area more safe than it appears.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: The parking for commuters is located across the street and across a long bridge from campus. While Radford has done its best to light the areas, the location can be uncomfortable when walking to the car after night classes.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: The safety and security is okay on campus but not good enough because college students are still getting sexually assaulted

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I think it is okay

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The University has always boasted a serious security program on campus. There are several blue-light emergency poles scattered around campus, and the response time is less than two minutes. The reasons for calling can be as simple as needing an escort because it's late at night, feeling uncomfortable walking alone, or an actual emergency. Security personnel walk the campus at night, and due to the active nature of Radford students, campus and local police patrol until the early hours of the morning.

An alert system installed on campus involves sirens, text message alerts, phone calls, and emails. Students can sign up to receive alerts to their cell phones and email accounts, as well as their parents' accounts. But, overall, Radford students say they feel safe walking across campus, whether it's in the middle of the day or at 2 in the morning. Police are often patrolling at night, and it is not unheard of to see them on a daily basis. University Police are actively involved on campus and in the surrounding city blocks.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 2
  • Arson: 5
  • Burglary: 11
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 8
  • Vehicle Theft: 1
Security Office
University Police
Allen Building/East Main and University Drive
(540) 831-5500
www.radford.edu/content/police/home.html
Safety Services
  • Alert notification system
  • Escorts
  • Patrol services
Health Center
Student Health Services
Moffett Hall, ground floor
(540) 831-5111
www.radford.edu/content/student-affairs/home/student-health/health.html
Monday–Thursday 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m., Friday 9:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Health Services
  • 24-hour nurse consultation services
  • Allergy clinic
  • Birth control
  • Counseling
  • Examinations
  • Gynecological exams
  • Immunizations
  • Lab testing
  • Pregnancy testing and other services
  • Self-care center for common colds
  • STD treatments
Day Care Services?
No

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 50 responses

  • 17% Theft/robberies
  • 14% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 12% Walking alone
  • 11% Excessive drinking
  • 7% Unlit pathways
  • 7% None
  • 7% Non-students on campus
  • 5% Drugs
  • 5% Criminal activity near campus
  • 5% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 4% Lack of safety escort services
  • 3% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 1% Dorm safety
  • 1% Gang violence

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 13 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 49 responses

  • 29% High quality, very convenient.
  • 35% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 12% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 22% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 2% Poor quality, not very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 50 responses

  • 14% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 44% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 26% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 12% Not very visible.
  • 4% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 51 responses

  • 22% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 57% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 20% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 2% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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