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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I think the campus is safe it's the neighborhood that's not as safe as the campus environment

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Crime and personal safety is still an issue

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are always police officers everywhere

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: It isn't extremely bad, but it is a large city with possible dangers

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Temple has its own police force, which is more to be had than other universities in this city.


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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
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
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?
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 235 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% Excessive drinking
  • 4% Drugs
  • 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 148 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 235 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.
  • 3% Not very visible.
  • 2% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 292 responses

  • 16% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 49% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 33% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 3% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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