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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I've never felt unsafe on campus. An e-mail is sent out to the entire student body whenever a crime or dangerous situation is reported on campus (and you can opt in to text messages as well), and this rarely happens, which is impressive for an open campus.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: It's safe for me. Stuff happens, but police and people are pretty accessible.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I always feel safe on campus and I know that the campus police and Chapel Hill police work very hard to make me and other students feel that way.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I haven't really seen an issue with health & safety. That being said, as a white male, I am not the most likely person to be a victim of sexual assault. That being said, sexual assault awareness and prevention is heavily emphasized at UNC.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: UNC strives to provide a feeling of security and safety in all aspects. Special precautions are taken around campus, and there are also various resources that are available to all students. I feel extremely safe on campus, and very confident in the campus safety individuals.


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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)
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
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)
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?
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 112 responses

  • 14% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 13% Criminal activity near campus
  • 12% Theft/robberies
  • 12% Walking alone
  • 11% Non-students on campus
  • 9% None
  • 7% Excessive drinking
  • 7% Unlit pathways
  • 5% Drugs
  • 4% Dorm safety
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 1% Gang violence
  • 1% 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 70 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 111 responses

  • 5% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 66% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 14% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 10% Not very visible.
  • 5% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 140 responses

  • 28% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 55% 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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