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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I only been here for a week and half, so far I know the campus is safe. If there is a problem I'm sure the campus police will take care of it.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Campus administrators activity prevent sexual assaults.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Everyone on campus wants everyone to be safe and will do anything to make sure that happens. There are things set on campus to go if this tragic thing happen which makes me feel saver as an individual. I know my school wants the best for me in many different areas

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: After a terrible incident, the security on campus has been increased and I feel safer. there are a lot of police officers around campus.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: TSU goes the extra mile to ensure safety among all of their students.


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Safety on the TSU campus is certainly not its greatest attribute. On the positive, it is slowly but surely getting better each year. Recently, TSU has beefed up security by bringing on Nashville Metro Police officers who patrol the campus on a regular basis. There are several security officers who patrol the campus throughout the day, but unfortunately, they are not as prominent at night. Each of the dorms has a booth where a security officer is supposed to check IDs, but you only see someone working there once in a blue moon. Most of the time, someone can drive onto the campus with no questions asked. Generally, though, students have mixed emotions about security. During the day, there isn’t much concern about safety, but you better make sure you keep a hand on your textbooks at all times. Security officers will actually advise you to never lay your books down unless you want them “to grow legs and walk off.” Students always keep their dorm rooms and cars locked up, because each student is responsible for their own belongings, and theft is a major issue at TSU. Recently, more serious crimes have happened from robbery, identity theft, and murder. Off campus, it is entirely different.

The surrounding area is in poverty, so it is best to not travel alone, especially after dark. Nashville Police never seem to be around when you need them, but if you go five miles over the speed limit, they will be right on your tail. Off campus, driving is definitely a problem because Nashville drivers are awful! So when out driving, take caution and never ride too close, because people will slam on their breaks at the sight of a single drop of rain.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 5
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 0
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 2
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 2
Security Office
TSU Police Department
General Services Building, 2700 Heiman St.
(615) 963-5171 (emergencies) (615) 963-5174 (non-emergencies)
Safety Services
  • Blue-light emergency phones
  • Campus shuttle service
  • Foot, bike, and vehicle patrols
  • Late-night escorts
  • Self-defense classes (which also count as a physical education credit)
Health Center
Student Health Services
Queen Washington Health Center, First Floor
(615) 963-5291
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Health Services
  • Emergency care
  • First-aid
  • Gynecology
  • Immunizations
  • Off-campus referrals
  • Student counseling
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
TSU's crime rate has dropped by over 20 percent from 2003, and it is getting better every year.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 81 responses

  • 13% Criminal activity near campus
  • 13% Theft/robberies
  • 11% Walking alone
  • 10% Non-students on campus
  • 7% Dorm safety
  • 6% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 6% Gang violence
  • 5% None
  • 5% Unlit pathways
  • 5% Lack of safety escort services
  • 5% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 5% Violence among students
  • 4% Drugs
  • 3% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 2% Excessive drinking

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 58 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 80 responses

  • 32% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 42% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 16% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 6% Not very visible.
  • 2% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 101 responses

  • 12% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 37% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 47% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 5% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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