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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The campus police can do better

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Since I have been attending my school, I haven't notice any health and safety issues on campus.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: North Philly isn't great, but campus police keep everybody safe. You really have nothing to worry about.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I always feel safe on campus, there are many police officers all around.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I always feel safe on campus. Temple police do a great job of making you feel safe.

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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 186 responses

  • 20% Criminal activity near campus
  • 17% Theft/robberies
  • 16% Walking alone
  • 10% Non-students on campus
  • 6% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 5% Gang violence
  • 4% Unlit pathways
  • 4% Drugs
  • 4% Excessive drinking
  • 3% None
  • 3% Lack of safety escort services
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 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 44 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 185 responses

  • 44% High quality, very convenient.
  • 34% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 11% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 10% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 1% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 1% Poor quality, not very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 186 responses

  • 49% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 42% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 4% 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 186 responses

  • 12% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 46% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 38% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 4% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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