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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Campus feels safe, and there are many resources to walk with groups instead of alone at night.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Every campus have their crimes. UIUC is another school in that category, the world isn't perfect and things happen. Campus police, security, and student and professors work together to spread knowledge and to prevent crimes from happening. For example, many freshmans have to attend a couple of session such as I-connect in which students are talking to students about issues that may come up in their college career and discuss how to prevent and tackle them.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are few acts of crimes on campus that I have heard of. However, the police and faculty do aware us of the crimes and give tips to be safe

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I don't feel that safe on campus given all the crimes that have happened. I feel the need to always be walking in a group especially at night.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The campus is relatively safe, but you always have to keep in mind that there are bad people out there, I like that at night there are police on the quad to keep it safe

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U of I is always looking for better ways to protect its students. There are blue emergency phones scattered all over campus, and security officers are always present, whether they are patrolling the bars at night, or monitoring speed limits in the daytime. SafeRides are also a valuable resource. They operate from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. and will drive University students to their dorm or apartment at no charge. So whether you are out late at the library or too drunk to drive, you can always depend on SafeRides to get you home. In addition, all the residence halls require either an outside key or an I-card after dark, so non-students can't slip in. Students know that the University is serious about their well-being, and they appreciate the security of the campus.

Emergency phones and SafeRides can only go so far, though. That is why the University tries to educate its students on the dangers that exist and the precautions that they should take. Whether it is a sign in the library reminding you not to leave your bag alone, or a workshop educating people on the dangers of rape drugs, U of I wants everyone to be in the know. Mass e-mails are sent out in case of a campus emergency, as well as text messages to students registered for the emergency notification system. Students are notified of any increases in crime or assaults so that they can be especially careful when they travel the campus at those times. All the resources are there, and if you choose to utilize them, your time at U of I should be very safe.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 2
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 70
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 7
  • Sex Offenses: 7
  • Vehicle Theft: 11
Security Office
Division of Public Safety/Police Department
1110 W. Springfield Ave.
911 or 9-911 (campus phone), (217) 333-1216 (non-emergencies)
Safety Services
  • Blue emergency phones
  • Rape Aggression Defense System (RAD)
  • SafeRides
  • Student Patrol Walking Escorts
Health Center
McKinley Health Center
1109 S. Lincoln Ave.
(217) 333-2701
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Health Services
  • Basic medical care
  • Counseling services
  • Dial-A-Nurse Hotline (24/7)
  • Flu clinic
  • HIV/STD testing
  • Immunization and travel medicine
  • Laboratory services
  • Mental health clinic
  • Pharmacy
  • Radiology
  • Sports medicine
  • Women's care
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
The Dial-A-Nurse hotline is open all day, every day. You can call this number for assistance with a simple cold or even for suspected alcohol poisoning. The people who work there are comforting and give great advice, just what you need when you have a health problem and the clinic is closed.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 207 responses

  • 16% Criminal activity near campus
  • 15% Theft/robberies
  • 14% Walking alone
  • 11% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 10% Excessive drinking
  • 7% Non-students on campus
  • 6% Unlit pathways
  • 4% Drugs
  • 4% Dorm safety
  • 3% None
  • 3% Gang violence
  • 2% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 2% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 1% Lack of safety escort services

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 119 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

  • 9% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 55% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 27% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 7% Not very visible.
  • 1% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 254 responses

  • 14% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 48% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 36% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 2% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.


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