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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I do not know anyone who has been in any harmful situations.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The health center is centrally located and it is easy to get to.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There's never a time where I don't feel safe on campus. I think it's a safe environment and there's lots of facilities to help if things do go wrong. The health center is also very helpful and convenient working with your schedule to get in.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I've never felt unsafe on this campus, but it's always a good idea to travel in groups. The rec is at most a five minute walk from my dorm, and that's the furthest I will walk at night on campus. However, I would say this campus is very safe, even with downtown right on the edge of campus.

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Health & Safety: I've never been in a situation where I haven't felt safe around campus. There is always someone around to assist if you need it and they have places set up that if you need to call campus police it is easy to use.


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UNL students feel overwhelmingly safe on campus. The campus police, blue-lights, 475-RIDE, and campus escort are some of the many safety precautions that help them feel secure. By day, students don’t lock their dorm rooms, and by night, students traipse through all corners of campus in the dark. Even seniors at UNL say they’ve never heard of negative incidents that deserve any undue attention.

Lincoln is a very trusting town and, for the most part, people don’t abuse that trust. This is Nebraska, and in the “Heartland,” people worry more about national football championships than they do their own personal safety. But don’t be too careless—unchained bikes do get stolen and there are some shady characters on and around campus from time to time. But, on the whole, parents definitely shouldn't be afraid to send their kids here—UNL is an exceptionally safe place for anyone to live.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 1
  • Burglary: 13
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 1
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 3
Security Office
UNL Police Department
300 N. 17th St.
(402) 472-2222
Safety Services
  • Bike and electronics registration
  • Blue-light phones
  • Campus escort
  • Closed circuit TV cameras
  • Emergency alert system
  • Operation ID
Health Center
University Health Center
1500 U St.
(402) 472-5000
Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Health Services
  • Counseling and psychological services
  • Dental care
  • Dermatology clinic
  • Emergency contraception
  • Eye care
  • Immunizations
  • Lab services
  • Minor surgery
  • Neurology
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Orthopedic clinic
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Primary medical care
  • Sexual health information and promotion
  • Smoking cessation
  • Travel medicine
  • Weight regulation skills
  • Women's health
  • X-ray
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
UNL students get free psychological consultations at the Health Center-another way the University takes an interest in the well-being of its students.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 101 responses

  • 16% None
  • 14% Excessive drinking
  • 13% Walking alone
  • 10% Criminal activity near campus
  • 10% Theft/robberies
  • 9% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 7% Non-students on campus
  • 6% Drugs
  • 6% Unlit pathways
  • 3% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Dorm safety
  • 2% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 0% Violence among students
  • 0% Gang violence

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 32 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 would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 101 responses

  • 47% High quality, very convenient.
  • 27% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 11% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 10% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 5% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 1% Poor quality, not very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 101 responses

  • 11% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 54% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 20% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 13% Not very visible.
  • 2% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 100 responses

  • 39% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 43% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 17% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 1% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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