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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: We have several programs and groups dedicated to the prevention of sexual assault and to informing the community on what is and how to prevent sexual assault.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I know I can call campus security at any time and they will answer.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel safe on campus because I don't put myself in bad situations but there is quite a bit of crime which is usually a result of underage drinking off campus.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I think they're doing everything in their power to make the atmosphere safe. It is in an urban area, so there have been issues with crime at the borders of campus. There's been like five the first quarter, it's flippin sketchy.

2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: This year there were three armed robberies on campus in one night all by different individuals and zero arrests made. Armed robbery is a huge problem, this is a rich kid school and the surrounding poorer neighborhoods know that they can get a new Mac, phone, and cash if they hold a gun to any kid with a DU shirt on.

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Although it's tempting to equate a big city with high crime rates, DU and its surrounding areas are exceptionally safe. Probably the most serious campus-related incidents within the past few years have been attempted sexual assaults, but both DU's security department and the Denver Police Department are quick to respond to campus concerns. The most common petty crimes, such as vandalism or theft, are usually related to excessive alcohol consumption at out-of-hand parties.

Students often cite security services, such as the SafeRide shuttle program and 24-hour emergency phone stations, as particularly helpful in times of need. As is the case with any university, DU students should always be aware of their surroundings and try not to travel alone, especially late at night. However, for the most part, DU and Denver are safe, inviting, and non-threatening places to live.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 1
  • Arson: 1
  • Burglary: 44
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 1
  • Sex Offenses: 5
  • Vehicle Theft: 1
Security Office
Campus Safety Center
(303) 871-3000 (emergency) (303) 871-2334 (non-emergency)
Safety Services
  • 24-hour emergency telephones
  • 24-hour foot and vehicle patrol
  • Controlled dorm access
  • Late-night transport service (SafeRide)
  • Lighted pathways and sidewalks
  • RAD (Rape Aggression Defense)
Health Center
The Health & Counseling Center
2240 East Buchtel Blvd. Suite 3N
(303) 871-2205
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy Shots
  • Dermatology
  • Discounted Prescriptions and Birth Control
  • EKGs
  • General Medical Care
  • Gynecology
  • HIV Testing
  • Immunizations
  • Injections
  • IV Infusions
  • Lab Tests and Confidential
  • Nursing Consultation and Assessment
  • Nutrition
  • Same-day Appointments for Illness or Injury
  • Sports Medicine
  • Travel Health Advice
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
SafeRide is a security transportation program initiated by DU undergraduate and graduate students. With a DU Pioneer (student ID) Card, students may be escorted around campus throughout the day, in addition to being able to take SafeRide back to their dorms during late-night and early-morning hours.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 92 responses

  • 14% Walking alone
  • 14% None
  • 13% Criminal activity near campus
  • 12% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 12% Theft/robberies
  • 9% Excessive drinking
  • 7% Non-students on campus
  • 4% Drugs
  • 4% Dorm safety
  • 4% Unlit pathways
  • 3% Lack of safety escort services
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 1% Violence among students
  • 1% Gang violence
  • 0% Lack of/broken emergency phones

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 30 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 93 responses

  • 45% High quality, very convenient.
  • 32% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 11% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 10% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 1% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 1% Poor quality, not very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 93 responses

  • 23% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 49% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 23% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 3% Not very visible.
  • 2% We have campus police?

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

  • 40% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 49% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 10% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 1% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.


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