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Health & Safety

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: While the atmosphere of the campus and Franklin is very safe generally, it's better not to let your guard down. We have petty crimes in the dorms occasionally, but just last week someone was stabbed to death just off the upper quad on Franklin at 11:30 on a Friday night - not a student, but still. You absolutely have to be careful after dark and do not walk alone. I feel relatively safe, but the campus alert system is lacking, as you will no doubt find out when you get here.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Sexual assault is too common, and it needs to be addressed better. There are things in place though, and resources available for help and prevention.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Neighboring crime off-campus has made on-campus life rather unnerving, too. But on-campus it is pretty nice, though sometimes uptight.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: This is a problem, but decreasing drinking may decrease the issue

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Safety is the utmost priority on campus, which shows in organizations, transportation, etc. I have even taken a self-defense class through the safety department!

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UNC officials and Chapel Hill police have done a great job making sure that the student body feels safe on campus. They offer many services, such as Safe Walk and the P2P to make sure students get home safely from the library or from a late night on Franklin Street. The Department of Public Safety heads a first-rate division of police, security, and emergency services that ensures that students live in a safe and secure environment. Public Safety and Community Oriented Policing (COP) keep Chapel Hill safe under a warm and cozy protective blanket. Security guards and campus police patrol the campus and streets 24 hours a day. Medical emergencies are typically tended to by UNC hospitals, which are located on campus and easy to access. 

Students are also protected by rules and regulations that the University has put forth. A student may face immediate expulsion if caught with a firearm or weapon. Furthermore, dorms also have security features, such as the use of a Flex Pass and a room key to enter. Students are advised to lock their rooms to protect themselves against both theft and other crimes. The campus also alerts students when there has been a crime or campus safety has been compromised. The biggest crime on campus is theft—primarily bikes and laptops—so students are advised to not leave their belongings unattended and to invest in good locks.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 8
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 6
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 3
  • Sex Offenses: 4
  • Vehicle Theft: 5
Security Office
UNC Police Department
285 Manning Drive
911 (emergencies) (919) 962-8100 (non-emergencies)
www.dps.unc.edu
Safety Services
  • Bike registration
  • Blue-light phones
  • Community oriented policing
  • Fingerprinting
  • Lost and found
  • Motorist Assistance Program
  • P2P on demand
  • P2P shuttle
  • Pre-employment background checks
  • Project ID
  • Rape Aggression Defense
  • Safe Ride Program
  • Safe shuttle
  • Self-defense training
Health Center
Campus Health Services
James A. Taylor Building
(919) 966-2281
campushealth.unc.edu
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Center
Orange County Rape Crisis Center
1506 E. Franklin St., Suite 302
(919) 967-7273 (24-hour crisis line)
ocrcc.org
Daily 24 hours
Health Services
  • Acute care/extended services
  • Allergy injections
  • Asthma care
  • Basic medical services
  • Counseling and wellness
  • Dermatology clinic
  • HIV/STD testing
  • Immunizations
  • Laboratory
  • Men's health
  • Nutrition services
  • Pharmacy
  • Radiology
  • Sexual assault response
  • Sports medicine
  • Travel clinic
  • Women's health
Day Care Services?
Yes
Did You Know?
Campus police always warn students to keep their possessions in sight. Larceny is the most common crime on campus.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 86 responses

  • 13% Criminal activity near campus
  • 13% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 12% Theft/robberies
  • 11% Walking alone
  • 11% Non-students on campus
  • 9% None
  • 9% Excessive drinking
  • 7% Unlit pathways
  • 6% Drugs
  • 4% Dorm safety
  • 2% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 1% Gang violence
  • 0% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 0% Lack of safety escort services

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 15 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 84 responses

  • 38% High quality, very convenient.
  • 20% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 25% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 14% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 1% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 1% Poor quality, not very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 85 responses

  • 5% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 66% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 15% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 9% Not very visible.
  • 5% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 85 responses

  • 26% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 56% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 16% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 1% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.

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