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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel safe on campus, and I know Trinity is working hard at promoting safety. But due to recent national issues I think Trinity should continue to work on making the campus even more "safe" and bring awareness to serious issues going on not only on campus but around the world.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: People care for people here, and they genuinely look after one another.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I've only been at Trinity for a year, but I have never heard of any crime or sexual assault on campus. At the beginning of the year they require everyone to take classes on preventing sexual assault and what to do in case it happens. Since I know everyone so well, I don't feel like I have to worry about someone stealing anything, so I feel comfortable leaving my things around for a little while if I need to.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: It's like any large city, there are dangerous parts and safe parts. Trinity not in a particularly dangerous part of the city so it's fairly safe. That said, off campus if you're not careful, you could find yourself in a more dangerous part of town.

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I feel safe and at home at Trinity.


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Part of the reason that the Trinity campus is referred to as “the Bubble” is because of the safety that comes along with living there. Very seldom are there any real problems on campus, and sometimes, the most interesting part of the campus newspaper is the “Campus Security Briefs,” which have included tales of cafeteria employees walking into poles or tripping over food products. Trinity has had issues with people from the surrounding areas breaking into dorms and visitors staying past alloted hours in the library.  The Trinity Department of Campus Safety (DCS) is very lax when it comes to dealing with the students. If they spot an underage drinker wandering around campus, they are more likely to make sure that the person can find his or her way home than to report them. Even the drug policy is flexible. In the rare likelihood that you are caught doing drugs, you will not go before the city police. Instead, you’ll face a student court who will likely assign you a few hours of community service and sternly warn you to “pass on grass.”

Although they do not harass the students, DCS is a presence on campus, and most students never feel afraid to take a walk or jog at any time of the night. For those who are a little more timid, there is an escort service available. And not only are you provided with the comfort of knowing you will get to your dorm in a timely fashion and not risk walking across campus alone, but you’ll also get to ride in those little golf carts. Overall, DCS is great at what they do. They sternly, but compassionately, create an atmosphere where students can, and often do, take their personal safety for granted.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 29
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 1
  • Vehicle Theft: 4
Security Office
Department of Campus Security
Cobb-Racey Building
(210) 999-7000 (emergencies); (210) 999-7070 (non-emergencies)
Safety Services
  • 24-hour foot and vehicle patrol
  • Bike registration
  • Campus shuttles
  • Emergency phones
  • Escort services
  • RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) classes
Health Center
Health Services
End of Myrtle McFarlin Hall
(210) 999-8111
Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 4 p.m.-10.p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy shots
  • Basic medical care
  • Counseling services
  • Equipment loan
  • Immunizations
  • Lab work
  • Off-campus referrals
  • STD testing
  • Travel clinic
  • Tuberculosis testing
  • Women's health
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
Trinity University security has its own Web site where students can anonymously report crimes, view personal safety tips, and register their bikes.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 33 responses

  • 19% None
  • 11% Excessive drinking
  • 10% Theft/robberies
  • 9% Drugs
  • 7% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 7% Unlit pathways
  • 7% Walking alone
  • 7% Non-students on campus
  • 6% Criminal activity near campus
  • 6% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 4% Dorm safety
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 3% Violence among students
  • 1% Lack of safety escort services
  • 0% Gang violence

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 20 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 32 responses

  • 25% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 56% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 12% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 3% Not very visible.
  • 3% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 38 responses

  • 61% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 32% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 8% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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