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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Sexual assault is especially prevalent on campus. The Greek system is infamous for the drugging of girls.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The campus police are on top of notifying everyone of an incident.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I can only speak for myself, but I feel very safe on campus. I am not really aware of campus crime. I know all of the dorms and Greek houses have security measures to enter. Campus police and safety services are seen all over campus.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel very safe and am not worried. This is a great deal of security on campus. My friends are also not worried.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel like the University does not have enough lighting at night in some areas. Some spots on campus are very well lit and some just aren't in my opinion. However, campus always has a police officer at every dorm from my understanding and you can't walk around campus without being able to see a blue phone booth that is for calling the police in an emergency. They are also trying to cut down on the possibility of drunk driving by having 348-RIDE, which is a car service sort of thing that when you call will pick you up anywhere on campus during late night hours.

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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 207 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
  • 1% 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 146 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 206 responses

  • 35% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 56% 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 255 responses

  • 38% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 49% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 13% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 1% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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