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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Safety issues isn't a big issue on campus, often more than anything the security guards are on the job constantly. If there;s a big concern that comes up, the school tries to fixes it right away.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I always feel safe, whether I'm in the classroom, walking home or at a football game. I've never been caught in a situation where I have ever been scared for my health or safety.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel generally safe at Alabama. Though we do have a little crime off campus, it tends to be safe on campus.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: In my opinion the campus is safe

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel extremely safe here.

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For the most part, students agree that the UA police live up to their jobs. Although some students can recall a few problems in the past, they believe that no school is completely safe. At UA, there’s no reason to walk alone at night since the school offers a free escort service, 348-RIDE, which provides students with free rides between campus locations. There are also plenty of emergency phones located all around campus if students have any problems. Tuscaloosa and UA Police have teamed up to better patrol the Strip and have installed cameras and more lighting in appropriate locations. There’s no worry when it comes to the dorms because UA police patrol the area, and there are RAs in all of them.

With the UA police and the Tuscaloosa police patrolling the school day and night, students feel safe while on campus. Some of the female dorms even provide parking lot escorts. Although students feel safe, they still express how important it is to be smart while on, and especially off, campus. Always lock your doors, do not walk alone at night, and do not leave your belongings lying around.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 5
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 97
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 6
  • Sex Offenses: 3
  • Vehicle Theft: 5
Security Office
University Police
120 New Hall, 800 Sorority Circle
(205) 348-5454
police.ua.edu
Safety Services
  • Emergency Phones
  • Escort Service
  • Lighted paths and walkways
  • Lost and found
  • Safety education programs
  • Self defense course for women
Health Center
The Student Health Center
(205) 348-6262
cchs.ua.edu/shc
Appointment office: Monday-Wednesday 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Clinic: Monday-Wednesday 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Thursday 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Health Services
  • ADHD Screening
  • Allergy Clinic
  • Laboratory Tests
  • Travel Services
  • Women's Health
Day Care Services?
Yes
Did You Know?
  • Late at night and need a ride? Try a free ride! The Bama Escort Service, a program of the UA police, will give you a free car ride on campus.
  • Leaving the bars and can't drive home? Then don't. Take advantage of the Tuscaloosa Trolley.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 202 responses

  • 14% Excessive drinking
  • 13% None
  • 13% Walking alone
  • 13% Theft/robberies
  • 11% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 9% Criminal activity near campus
  • 6% Non-students on campus
  • 6% Drugs
  • 5% Unlit pathways
  • 2% Dorm safety
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 1% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 1% Gang violence

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 139 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 201 responses

  • 34% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 57% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 7% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 1% Not very visible.
  • 0% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 248 responses

  • 37% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 50% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 12% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 1% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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