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Health & Safety


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3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: There is an on-campus health center, which is great an easy to get to! However, they only cover the basic health screenings and you have to pay extra if you need further care. Crime is uprising on campus. Just don't walk around glued to your phone and you should be alright.

2 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The escort service that will take you home sometimes just doesn't show up. At all. So you're stuck waiting and waiting for someone to get you safely home that will never turn up. They also won't help you get anywhere off campus after the trolley has stopped running. We used to get Crime Alert emails every day about an assault, attempted kidnapping, or phone theft, but they seem to have stopped sending those out now.

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2 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: We are constantly getting crime alerts about sexual assults walking on and near campus and even in houseing around the school area. I will never walk around alone once it starts to get dark.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have never personally felt threatened about my safety and health, but stories around campus go around and that's mainly where my concern kicks in.

2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Bicycles are stolen every day. That s really sad!

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Safety and security at San Diego State is strong. You will notice this by walking around campus and seeing the safety patrol vehicles driving through at all hours of the day. Safety at San Diego State is a non-issue for most people. With abundant blue-light emergency stations located throughout campus and a 24-hour escort service, students feel they are being adequately protected by campus security. Every once in a while, you will hear about an incident that occurred in one of the parking structures late at night, but these happenings are infrequent, and almost always end with the victim getting away safely. Most people go throughout their entire career at San Diego State without ever experiencing an incident that would have them questioning their safety. The school goes to great lengths to ensure that students are being watched out for, and every year security is getting stronger, and students are being more closely looked out for.

Overall, security on campus is great, and almost all students feel safe around San Diego State. Most incidents tend to take place in fraternity houses and house parties, where there is little security and regulation. If the school were to hire more security guards to watch over the parking structures 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the parking structures would be solid, and these incidents that are sometimes written about in the Daily Aztec would never occur. Besides these issues, students should feel undoubtedly safe when walking around campus. Safety and Security is definitely strong, but it could be even stronger if some minor alterations were made to security procedures.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 12
  • Arson: 2
  • Burglary: 53
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 4
  • Sex Offenses: 7
  • Vehicle Theft: 92
Security Office
(619) 594-1991
Safety Services
  • (RAD) Rape defense classes
  • Campus Watch
  • Emergency phones
  • Safe Walk
  • Shuttle/escort van
Health Center
Student Health Services
5500 Campanile Dr.
(619) 594-4325
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Basic medical services
  • Counseling and psychological services
  • On-site pharmaceuticals
  • STD screening
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 195 responses

  • 18% Theft/robberies
  • 17% Criminal activity near campus
  • 14% Walking alone
  • 9% Non-students on campus
  • 8% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 6% Unlit pathways
  • 6% Excessive drinking
  • 4% Drugs
  • 4% None
  • 4% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Gang violence
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 2% Dorm safety
  • 2% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 53 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 193 responses

  • 48% High quality, very convenient.
  • 23% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 16% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 10% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 3% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 195 responses

  • 10% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 51% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 26% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 11% Not very visible.
  • 2% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 195 responses

  • 15% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 48% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 34% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 3% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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