The only big worry on campus is the craziness of some drivers, due to the fact that Mizzou is a closed campus for most of the day. Students forget that they can't just step off the sidewalk onto the street as they do throughout the day, so being careful when walking is essential. Mizzou is a relatively safe campus; there are incidents here and there, but they are quickly taken care of by the University of Missouri Police Department (or MUPD for short). Students are alerted by email whenever there is an incident on campus or in the surrounding area. MUPD does a good job keeping students informed and protected. The University also has blue lights set up all around campus. Blue lights are pillars that are connected directly to the police. Students in danger can just press the button, and a police officer will respond in moments and talk the student through the blue light if needed. Some things to always remember: keep a level head, be very aware at parties, and never go out after midnight without a buddy (as silly as that sounds—it helps keep you safe).
Full-time students at the University are automatically charged for a health center fee. This is a great program for students that are far away from home. The MU Student Health Center is always available; the only thing that students should make sure of is that they make an appointment beforehand. The doctors at the health center are knowledgeable and caring, as is the staff. Besides the physical health aspect, Mizzou also offers a therapeutic element. Students who are stressed out or just need someone to talk to can make an appointment with a therapist.