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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Security has really been a problem lately, but that's just part of living in an urban city

2 College Senior

Health & Safety: Safety on Tulane's campus is a problem

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Very supportive and safe environment for students.

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel pretty safe on campus.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are the occasional robberies, but for the most part, the Tulane Police Department is never far away and they have installed buttons on lamp posts that you can hit to immediately have Tulane Police track the emergency. The campus is also generally pretty well lit and there aren't many crimes.


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It’s common knowledge that New Orleans is one of the most dangerous cities in the country. However, this does not mean that Tulane students are in constant danger, and in fact, most students agree that they feel very safe on campus. The most frequent crime that occurs on campus is theft, but even that is minimal. The real concern is when students travel off campus, especially at night and while intoxicated. This year, Tulane students have experienced multiple muggings and sexual assaults, most taking place at night and involving alcohol.

The most important thing to remember about staying safe is to play it smart. Never walk anywhere alone at night—the larger the group the better. Stay in well-lit areas, and don’t wander too far from the more highly populated areas around campus. Safe Ride is a fantastic service that runs in a two-mile radius around campus and will pick students up and drive them home. Tulane police are always patrolling campus and the surrounding area, and while it sometimes seems that they only like to give out parking tickets, the officers are actually fairly concerned about the larger picture of keeping the students safe. Common sense is the best defense against crime in New Orleans and at Tulane, so keep your wits about you, and things should be fine.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 1
  • Arson: 1
  • Burglary: 34
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 2
  • Sex Offenses: 3
  • Vehicle Theft: 3
Security Office
Tulane University Police Department
Diboll Parking Complex, McAlister extension
(504) 865-5381
Safety Services
  • 24-hour patrol
  • Educational safety programs
  • Emergency blue-light phones
  • Operation ID
  • Rape Agression Defense (R.A.D.)
  • Safety escorts
  • Silent Witness program
Health Center
Student Health Center
Willow Street at Newcomb Place, Building 92, Uptown
(504) 865-5255
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy shots
  • Emergency contraception
  • Health promotion
  • HIV testing
  • Immunizations
  • Laboratory
  • Men's health clinic
  • Nurse triage express
  • Nutrition services
  • Pharmacy
  • Primary care
  • Psychiatric clinic
  • Stress management
  • Substance abuse counseling
  • Travel clinic
  • Women's health clinic
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
Tulane Emergency Medical Service (Tulane EMS) is an ambulance service run by students who are basic and intermediate level Emergency Medical Technicians.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 80 responses

  • 22% Criminal activity near campus
  • 17% Theft/robberies
  • 14% Walking alone
  • 11% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 10% Excessive drinking
  • 5% Unlit pathways
  • 5% Drugs
  • 4% None
  • 4% Non-students on campus
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Gang violence
  • 1% Dorm safety
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 0% Violence among students

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 56 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

  • 16% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 68% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 12% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 2% Not very visible.
  • 1% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 93 responses

  • 23% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 48% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 25% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 4% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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