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4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: It is a city, so it isn't always the safest. However, there are always options provided like the gopher chauffeur and other options that can help an individual stay safe.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: We have specific people that walk you home safely

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Police officers do a good job

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I haven't run into or heard about to many out of the ordinary health and safety issues in my two years during High School here.

4 College Student

Health & Safety: Feels very safe as long as you stay on campus and don't go into the cities at night.

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The security at the University of Minnesota campus is remarkable. The University police are always driving, walking, or biking around campus—monitoring and looking for any suspicious activity or behavior. There are emergency phones located in many places to be used by students if they feel unsafe or are in any need of assistance. Students are highly advised to travel in packs, especially late at night. Otherwise, they should use the (612) 624-WALK to have an escort walk them to their destination.

The U of M takes its students safety very seriously. After some unfortunate incidents of assaults during Greek parties, security has been tightened up and consequences have been taken against those involved. Thus, this is a testimony that student safety comes first at U of M. Besides that, the campus and environment is secure, and the presence of authorities is substantial, but it is integrated in the surroundings. There are cops to do their jobs well to ensure that all the students are safe, but they do not interfere with students' lives. Students feel safe, for the most part. When any thefts or assaults do happen, the police emails all students to warn them of such activities. While the University does its job to provide campus security, students must always be attentive to their surroundings at all times.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 3
  • Arson: 1
  • Burglary: 186
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 4
  • Sex Offenses: 11
  • Vehicle Theft: 8
Security Office
The Department of Public Safety
Transportation and Safety Building, Room 100
(612) 624-3454 (non-emergencies)
Safety Services
  • Emergency phones
  • Security monitors
  • Shuttle
  • Walking escort
Health Center
Boynton Health Service - East Bank Clinic
410 Church St. SE, Minneapolis
(612) 625-3222
Monday-Friday 7:45 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Health Center
Boynton Health Service - St. Paul Clinic
109 Coffey Hall, St. Paul
(612) 624-7700 appointments
Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Basic medical services
  • Counseling and psychological services
  • Dental services
  • On-site pharmaceuticals
  • Optical services
  • STD screening
  • Women's health services
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
  • The University has its own Student Health Benefit Plan (SHBP), which makes going to Boynton Student Health Service cheaper than using some parents' insurance plans.
  • University of Minnesota offers its own dental clinic.
  • The University has its own police and safety department, fire station, and hospital and clinic.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 207 responses

  • 20% Criminal activity near campus
  • 19% Theft/robberies
  • 16% Walking alone
  • 9% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 7% Non-students on campus
  • 6% Excessive drinking
  • 4% Unlit pathways
  • 3% Drugs
  • 3% None
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 3% Gang violence
  • 2% Dorm safety
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 1% 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 128 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

  • 13% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 61% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 10% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 14% Not very visible.
  • 2% We have campus police?

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

  • 17% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 45% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 34% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 4% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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