That bizarre buzzing sound you heard at 3 a.m. was probably a security guard circling campus in a Honda Pilot. Security guards are a familiar, reliable presence, and the numerous emergency towers make it easy to contact them if you’re in trouble. Students agree that the campus feels safe, but its urban surroundings can get creepy at night. Nervous about walking around campus after dark? Catch a ride with the student shuttle. Unfortunately, security can’t always be in the right place at the right time, and students have been victims of harassment and robbery on the streets surrounding the campus. The best plan is to avoid traveling alone and to stay off roads such as Kimball Avenue unless it’s absolutely necessary. On campus, crime largely revolves around students who make the mistake of leaving their belongings unattended or their rooms unlocked.
Health Services is a mixed bag. The options are comprehensive, and you’ll be treated nicely by a staff of kindhearted professionals. But the cramped, outdated building that houses Health Services spells inconvenience. They don’t have room for a full laboratory, meaning no HIV testing, nor do they have space to hire more nurses, meaning you’ll be in the waiting room flipping through magazines for a long time if you don’t make an appointment.