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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Campus health and safety are big concerns at the university of denver.

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Issues with sexual assault on campus have been running rampant. Emails informing students of the events do NOT count as actions taken against further occurrences.

2 College Junior

Health & Safety: There has been a lot of crime on campus lately including sexual assault

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I have felt safe on campus and appreciate the texts to be notified in case of an emergency.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Usually feel safe walking around campus, haven't had any negative experiences or crimes committed to friends or myself... the only thing is there has been several sexual assults in the past few months in campus housing and that is worrying.


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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 103 responses

  • 13% Walking alone
  • 13% Criminal activity near campus
  • 13% None
  • 13% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 11% Theft/robberies
  • 9% Excessive drinking
  • 7% Non-students on campus
  • 4% Drugs
  • 4% Unlit pathways
  • 3% Dorm safety
  • 3% Lack of safety escort services
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% 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 57 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 104 responses

  • 22% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 48% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 22% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 6% Not very visible.
  • 2% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 120 responses

  • 36% 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.
  • 2% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.


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