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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: If you're like me and don't go out much past midnight, you'll be fine.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: We have the third largest police force in the state of Pennsylvania and they work tirelessly to keep us safe. Our campus is brightly lit and I feel safe on campus at any time of day or night.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The security on campus is very high but there are still some reservations about walking alone at night; which you should never do.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: My school is in an area that was a low-income community way before the university was established, and is still a low-income community to this day. In regards to safety, I feel very safe walking around campus and to my off campus apartment by myself. My school teaches us to be alert and conscientious that there are families living right next door to us.That doesn't stop a lot of people from being destructive and disruptive. This adds to the disconnect between local community members and students. There are occasional muggings, assaults, and robberies at gunpoint.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Temple Police are HARDCORE and in an area like Temple is in, it's necessary. I feel extremely safe walking around on campus except from the hours of 11pm-7am, when I'd prefer either to be in a large group or just not out at all. The exception to this is if you're studying at the tech or something, you can request a shuttle that will drop you off at your dorm or another location if it's between like 6pm-6am I think the hours are. Literally just don't be an idiot. All of the armed robberies that happen are usually off campus to a person who's walking alone at night, but on campus can be pretty sketchy too. Temple also offers walking escorts if you don't want to wait for the TU Flyer. All in all just don't be reckless!

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Temple University is one of the safest places in Philadelphia. Temple police, city police, and security guards have been working around the clock to keep both Temple and the surrounding community safe. Security guards are posted at the front door of every residence hall and academic building, so if you are not a Temple student or staff member, you are not given access to the building.

If the police don't make you feel safe, then Temple has other safety features, such as the stadium lighting all around campus and the blue-light emergency call-boxes with a reaction time of 60 seconds. In addition to these features, the University also has something on campus that a lot of people call “Temple’s Big Brother"—the more than 200 cameras all over campus (even on top of buildings). So don't do anything on campus that you wouldn’t want recorded. In addition to security services, Temple University has one of the best health service centers for students in the city. Health services fees are included in your tuition, so if you're sick, do not hesitate to stop in and get checked out.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 0
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Campus Police
1101 W. Montgomery Ave.
(215) 204-1234
css.ocis.temple.edu
Safety Services
  • 24-hour campus patrol
  • Bike registration
  • Campus lighting
  • Computer registration
  • Emergency phones
  • Shuttle services
Health Center
Student Health Services
1810 Liacouras Walk, Fourth Floor
(215) 204-7500
www.temple.edu/studenthealth
Monday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Thursday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy shots
  • Dental care
  • Dispensary
  • Gynecology/family planning
  • HIV/STD testing
  • Immunizations
  • Laboratory
  • Nutrition
  • Physical exams/travel assessments
  • Referrals
  • Self-care center
Day Care Services?
No
Did You Know?
Campus Safety has more than 73 officers assigned to residence halls and the health center.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 246 responses

  • 20% Criminal activity near campus
  • 17% Theft/robberies
  • 15% Walking alone
  • 10% Non-students on campus
  • 7% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 5% Gang violence
  • 4% Drugs
  • 4% Excessive drinking
  • 4% Unlit pathways
  • 3% None
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 3% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Dorm safety
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 176 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 visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 246 responses

  • 48% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 44% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 3% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 2% Not very visible.
  • 2% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 320 responses

  • 16% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 49% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 32% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 3% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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