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3 College Senior

Health & Safety: Very common. high STD

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: TUPD is amazing. We have the lowest crime rate in MD for on campus crimes. The police work hard to do their job and keep the residents and students safe. There are an ample amount of cameras, and the police office is very close to campus. I feel very safe while I am on campus.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I believe that we have enough people that students can talk to about if they have a problem with safety. I do think a persons health and safely is super important and that if you are ever enchanting problems then you should see someone.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I never felt unsafe. I was a commuter, so I am not sure how being a resident would have made me feel.

3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: -emails are always sent when there is a crime around campus

-there are stations all around campus the have the ability to contact police with one touch

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As it is located in one of the more dangerous counties in America, Towson University’s security system makes every effort to ensure safety on campus. Crime is not a primary concern for TU students, but the TU police department still keep students well informed, unlike some other schools that attempt to keep crime discrete. They post alerts after every crime and host an orientation program that informs students of ways to remain safe on campus. Another great safety feature is that there are 24-hour emergency telephones and lit sidewalks all over campus.

To a large extent, the TU police work hard and are always seen around the dorms. In addition, students are ensured that they are secure when entering their dorms. One of the main complaints about security is that students are often overwhelmed by the process they must go through when entering their dorms, as well. Some students also feel that security should be seen more around campus, rather than just situating themselves near the dorms.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 9
  • Arson: 2
  • Burglary: 34
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 3
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 1
Security Office
University Police Department
7400 York Rd.
(410) 704-2133 (emergencies); (410) 704-2134 (non-emergencies)
Safety Services
  • Blue phones
  • Community crime unit
  • Emergency text alerts
  • Escort services
Health Center
Dowell Health Center
Dowell Hall
(410) 704-2466
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy clinic
  • Basic medical care
  • Common prescriptions and medications
  • Emergency contraception
  • Health education services
  • Immunizations
  • Lab services
  • Minor surgery
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Physicals
  • Referrals
  • Sports medicine
  • STD testing
  • Women's health
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
Towson University's campus has one of the lowest crime ratings among all of Maryland's large public institutions.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 110 responses

  • 22% Criminal activity near campus
  • 18% Theft/robberies
  • 17% Walking alone
  • 9% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 6% None
  • 5% Unlit pathways
  • 4% Excessive drinking
  • 4% Drugs
  • 4% Non-students on campus
  • 3% Lack of safety escort services
  • 3% Gang violence
  • 2% 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 35 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 109 responses

  • 30% High quality, very convenient.
  • 41% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 8% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 12% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 5% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 4% Poor quality, not very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 111 responses

  • 33% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 53% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 9% 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 110 responses

  • 23% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 50% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 26% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 1% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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