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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Before school started, we had a Bobcat Preview where they taught us about our safety, health, and many other options.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: I always see police roaming around campus.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: For the most part Texas State is a pretty safe campus.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The school constantly gives us alerts about safety and security of the various things happening around campus.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel very safe, and feel like I have resources for extra safety if needed.

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The Texas State campus is all about keeping the student body safe. There are numerous emergency phones around campus, as well as police centers at both ends of the campus. Texas State is also very vigilant when sending out any precautionary e-mails, from messages about cars being broken into to suspicious persons being cited to road closures. 

Students should be aware of the safe and not-so safe parts of campus. The safest areas tend to be the dorms and well-lit areas. It should be a rule of thumb not to walk around by yourself at night, though. But if night walks alone are your fancy, you will feel safe doing so around the Texas State campus. The unsafest parts tend to be the areas where construction is going on, even if these areas are thoroughly blocked off to prevent accidental injuries. The streets tend to be a bit scary, especially when it rains. There is a lot of oil that rises above the water on the roads, and unfortunately, drivers around here tend to forget that.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 2
  • Arson: 2
  • Burglary: 36
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 1
  • Sex Offenses: 9
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Texas State University Police Department
601 University Dr.
(512) 245-2890 (non-emergency)
Safety Services
  • Bobcat Bobbies (night walk escorts)
  • Crime statistics
  • Emergency alert system
  • PAWS (Positive Action With Students) - web-based reporting system
  • Rape Aggression Defense (RAD)
  • RIDE Program (bike registration)
  • Texas Action Council on Theft (TACT)
  • TXSTate RAVE (sends out text messages to your phone when an emergency happens on campus)
  • Victim services
Health Center
Student Health Center
298 Student Center Dr.
(512) 245-2167
Monday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Wednesday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy injections
  • Emergency contraception/birth control
  • Immunizations
  • Lab services and X-rays
  • Mental health services
  • Nurse clinic
  • Pregnancy testing/counseling
  • Smoking cessation
  • STI and anonymous HIV testing
  • Tuberculosis skin testing
  • Women's clinic
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 295 responses

  • 15% Walking alone
  • 15% Theft/robberies
  • 11% Criminal activity near campus
  • 10% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 8% Unlit pathways
  • 7% Excessive drinking
  • 7% None
  • 7% Non-students on campus
  • 6% Drugs
  • 4% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 4% Dorm safety
  • 2% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 1% Gang violence

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 221 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 296 responses

  • 19% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 59% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 13% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 7% Not very visible.
  • 2% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 364 responses

  • 25% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 52% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 22% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 1% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.


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