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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Title IX is very active on campus and vigilant in preventing sexual assault or investigating it if it happens.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The campus I feel is relatively safe. More and more you hear or get the student emails that say gunshots fired here, or you see the emails that say person mugged near campus. Alerts like these are becoming the norm and that is not okay. I literally get the emails at least two times every two weeks.

5 College Student

Health & Safety: The school and students try their best to prevent and make aware the dangers of sexual assault.

5 College Senior

Health & Safety: The campus is safe and I feel confident that I am safe on campus. Campus police are very serious about making sure students are safe.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Last year was a little rough in terms of campus safety and lack of troubles, however, that being said, I still feel comfortable and safe at Mizzou. Unlike most places, I, as a female, feel okay walking alone, I don't have a fear of being pressured or assaulted randomly. Campus security is top notch and is always available, and in the event something does happen, there are resources, support teams and ways to feel protected and cared for.

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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.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 6
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 17
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 3
  • Sex Offenses: 3
  • Vehicle Theft: 2
Security Office
University of Missouri - Columbia Police Department
901 Virginia Ave.
(573) 882-7201
www.mupolice.com
Safety Services
  • Bike registration
  • Blue-light phones
  • Laptop registration
  • Police bike and foot patrols
  • Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) classes
Health Center
MU Student Health Center
University Physicians Medical Building
(573) 882-7481
studenthealth.missouri.edu
Monday-Tuesday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • After-hours nurse
  • Allergy shots
  • Basic medical services
  • Immunizations
  • Lab work
  • Pharmacy
  • Preventative care
  • Referrals
  • STD tests
  • Travel clinic
  • Women's health
Day Care Services?
No

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 158 responses

  • 15% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 12% Walking alone
  • 11% Excessive drinking
  • 11% Criminal activity near campus
  • 11% Theft/robberies
  • 10% None
  • 6% Non-students on campus
  • 5% Unlit pathways
  • 4% Drugs
  • 4% Dorm safety
  • 3% Lack of safety escort services
  • 3% Violence among students
  • 2% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 2% Gang violence

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 99 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 157 responses

  • 10% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 62% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 21% 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 203 responses

  • 32% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 45% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 21% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 2% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.

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