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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Walking on campus during the day feels very safe. Campus alerts seem timely and descriptive. Walking with a buddy at night is a good idea, but I don't feel unsafe.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: its generally safe but I'm just a freshman and I've only been here a week so I haven't had much experience

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Personally, I feel safe on campus especially with the blue emergency poles that are set up all around campus. I have heard of some crime happening on campus which does make me a little uneasy but I feel safe for the most part.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I have never had any problems regarding safety. There have been some cases of insecurity around campus and is usually at night and the offenders are usually the locals.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: I feel safe on my campus, but at night I rather walk in a group. I wish there was more lighting on certain areas of the campus.


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Texas Tech is a contiguous and extremely self-contained campus. When you are on it, it seems like you have stepped out of Lubbock and into a new town or neighborhood. And like most neighborhoods, Texas Tech has campus police officers who patrol all day and night. The argument is made that these cops do nothing more than hand out parking tickets and act as the parental figures you thought you left at home, which is somewhat true. The campus police know when students are returning home from their evening festivities, and they always wait up. The issuing of public intoxication tickets is not a rare occurrence around the dorms. Also, the campus cops do not joke around when it comes to drinking and driving. If you drive one mile over the speed limit on campus or make the slightest swerve, you will get pulled over and examined.

Tech spends a lot of money to have these police officers patrol, but it must spend even more money paying the electric bill. Those who are not fond of the dark, don't fret. Large lamp posts guide late-night studiers to different buildings on campus, and a fully-lit track around the Rec Center gets rid of the "not enough time to work out" excuse that people use to justify the Freshman 15. Between the intimidating police, the well-lit walkways, and the campus' self-contained nature, living at Tech is comfortable and safe, and hopefully it will stay that way.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 2
  • Arson: 1
  • Burglary: 24
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 1
  • Sex Offenses: 1
  • Vehicle Theft: 2
Security Office
Texas Tech Police Department
2901 Fourth St.
(806) 742-3931
Safety Services
  • Bike registration
  • Crime prevention programs
  • Emergency Alert Notification System
  • Fingerprinting
  • Operation Identification
Health Center
Texas Tech University Student Health Services
Student Wellness Center, 1003 Flint Ave.
(806) 743-2848
Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Health Services
  • AlcoholEdu
  • Allergy clinic
  • Confidential HIV/AIDS testing and counseling
  • Dermatology clinic
  • Educational programming
  • Expanded sports medicine
  • Mental health referrals
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Primary care clinics
  • Raider Assistance Program
  • X-ray and lab services
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 224 responses

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

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 177 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 223 responses

  • 30% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 48% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 17% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 4% Not very visible.
  • 1% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 285 responses

  • 31% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 49% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 19% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 1% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.


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