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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I always feel secure, because of the presence of campus police and safety services to call police is always near by.

College Senior

Health & Safety: haven't tried any services but are available

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: At my previous school they gave us an insurance at no extra cost, while unlv they only cover minor things, and they don't help the student pay for their medication

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: UNLV takes sexual, harassment or any level of assault very seriously and their center for help in the instance of having an assault occur they offer much support in helping a victim recover/prevent assault.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The campus is consistently monitored by security and even city police.


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For the most part, the UNLV campus is surprisingly safe. The neighborhoods around UNLV are not the best, but few major crimes occur on the campus, though there have been some. Those committing the crimes are usually non-students. Car break-ins occur regularly, particularly when a concert is held at the Thomas & Mack Center.

UNLV police officers and security patrol the campus, even at night. Some will go so far as to check out open doors in buildings late at night. Call-boxes connecting to UNLV police are scattered throughout the campus to assist those in need, but their effectiveness has been questioned. Large shuttles are available to drive students to the general area of their cars also. Regardless of the campus' general safety, do not walk alone at night, as UNLV is still in the center of Las Vegas, which is a transient town that does not always attract the highest-quality people. Safety while going out at night calls for extra caution. Use common sense, and always walk in groups with at least one guy present if possible. The UNLV police do everything they can to keep the campus safe, yet it is up to the students to take it from there while out in the city.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 2
  • Arson: 1
  • Burglary: 47
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 1
  • Sex Offenses: 1
  • Vehicle Theft: 23
Security Office
UNLV Police Department
850 E. Harmon Ave.
911 (emergencies); 311 or (702) 895-3668 (non-emergencies)
Safety Services
  • 24-hour patrols
  • Dormitory liason program
  • Lost and found
  • Ride Along program
  • Safety escort
Health Center
Student Health Center
Student Recreation and Wellness Center, first floor
(702) 895-3370
Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy shots
  • Dermatology
  • Fitness screening and exercise prescriptions
  • General medical services
  • Health education programs
  • Hearing and vision tests
  • Immunizations
  • Laboratory
  • Men's health clinic
  • Nutrition
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical exams
  • Pregnancy tests
  • Sports medicine
  • Women's health clinic
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
The University Mounted Police Unit was formed in 1995 as a way to effectively patrol large events such as concerts, football games, and rodeos.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 131 responses

  • 16% Criminal activity near campus
  • 13% Theft/robberies
  • 12% None
  • 11% Non-students on campus
  • 10% Walking alone
  • 6% Unlit pathways
  • 6% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 5% Drugs
  • 5% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 4% Excessive drinking
  • 3% Lack of safety escort services
  • 3% Gang violence
  • 3% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 1% Dorm safety

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 36 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 130 responses

  • 54% High quality, very convenient.
  • 28% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 8% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 8% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 1% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 2% Poor quality, not very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 131 responses

  • 20% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 58% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 7% 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 131 responses

  • 16% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 66% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 15% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 3% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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