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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: We have a number of resources at the University Health Services building on campus, and there is also a growing number of mental health resources. Outdoors on campus there is a blue light system in place so students can call campus police from walking essentially anywhere. Additionally, there are Safe Ride options that will drive you from one campus building (a library) to another campus building (your dorm) when it is late at night.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I generally feel pretty safe at the school and do not have any issues with security on campus

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Especially with havng lived in Fletcher Hall, it does not feel safe walking around alone. Everyday we get updates about armed robberies or some other crime being committed and they are all so close to or on campus. It's worrying.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Never felt unsafe on campus. Security services are all around campus.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: While I know there are crime alerts and issues all the time, I have never felt unsafe around campus and had to consistently walk alone late at night and never had any issues or problems

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Ann Arbor is a relatively safe city, but like most cities, there are occasional instances of crime. Whenever a crime is committed, every student receives a "Crime Alert" email, providing a detailed description of the event in an effort to prevent further instances. Though Ann Arbor is monitored by DPS (the University’s Department of Public Safety) as well as Ann Arbor's Police Department, students should avoid walking the streets alone late at night. A number of services exist to help students get home after hours. In terms of health, the University Health Services receives a lot of criticism. Scheduling an appointment is nearly impossible, and if you arrive without an appointment, you run the risk of waiting hours to receive care. If you need medical assistance, don't bother trying to schedule an appointment unless you can afford to wait a week. Your best bet is to head to the emergency room or find a ride to Ann Arbor's Urgent Care Clinic.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 20
  • Arson: 2
  • Burglary: 41
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 6
  • Sex Offenses: 45
  • Vehicle Theft: 17
Security Office
University of Michigan Police
Campus Safety Services Building (CSSB)
(734) 763-1131
police.umich.edu
Safety Services
  • 24-hour patrol
  • Annual security report
  • Daily incident log
  • Emergency alert system
  • Lost and Found
Health Center
University Health Service
207 Fletcher St.
(734) 764-8320
www.uhs.umich.edu
Monday–Thursday 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy, immunization, and travel health
  • Basic medical services
  • CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services)
  • Eye care clinic and optical shop
  • Gynecology clinic
  • Laboratory services
  • Medical clinics
  • Nutrition clinic
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical therapy
  • Radiology
  • Specialty clinics
  • STD screening
Day Care Services?
Yes

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 176 responses

  • 16% Walking alone
  • 16% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 13% Criminal activity near campus
  • 12% Theft/robberies
  • 10% Excessive drinking
  • 9% None
  • 7% Non-students on campus
  • 5% Unlit pathways
  • 4% Drugs
  • 2% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Dorm safety
  • 2% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 1% Lack of safety escort services
  • 1% Violence among students
  • 1% Gang violence

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 105 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 176 responses

  • 10% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 64% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 17% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 10% Not very visible.
  • 0% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 209 responses

  • 24% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 58% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 17% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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