Health & Safety

YesI'm interested, let this school know MaybeBookmark for later NoShow me better matches What does it mean to express interest?
Oops! There was an error.

Reload the page and try again.

Saving your interest We will attempt to notify this school of your interest. This school has been saved to your schools listyour schools list. This school has been removed from your recommended schools list.
For more schools, visit your recommended schools list.

Health & Safety


{{ error }}
3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I personally do not like our health centre on campus - I've had quite a few bad experiences there. Sexual assault isn't taken too seriously on campus. We have seminars and events focused on sexual assault but I have heard that the actual reporting on or acting on sexual assault charges on campus is not good at all. There is no follow through and there is no punishment for the people who sexually assault.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The campus is located in a quite safe neighborhood. I have always felt safe. If I ever felt unsafe, I would know that Campus Security would be easily available to walk me where I needed to go.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: We're an open campus in a somewhat questionable residential area. That being said, people who are not students can come on campus and this has occasionally become a source of sexual assault. However, the school does what it can to prevent these things from happening, by trying to make students aware of the problem and make them comfortable with doing whatever they can to prevent others from being victims of sexual assault. There's free counseling on campus, and during the Green Dot presentation, the school passes out forms which allow students to see who they can talk to privately about their experiences and what those resources can do.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have not personally been involved or even been around any type of violence what so ever, especially not sexual violence. The campus is small, therefore providing a safe and secure environment for all students. Even In the heart of Tacoma, Washington, I have never, ever felt not at ease.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I've never felt in danger on campus, but the health center has not been very helpful in my experience


{{review.SectionLabel}} at {{review.EntityName}}:

{{review.Votes}} found this useful - Did you? Was this useful? Yes Report

Sorry, there are no reviews.

  • {{settings.pageNumber}} of {{settings.maxPages}}
  • Pages:
  • ... {{page}}

Student Author OverviewWhat's this?

View student contributors

In regard to health, students can go to the Counseling, Health, & Wellness Center located in the Wheelock Student Center. During flu season and when a bug finds its way around campus, it is relatively difficult to get an appointment right away. Students don't have to pay for appointments, but if they need any medication, tests, shots, or vaccines, they will have to use their own insurance to cover the costs. CHWS also provides therapy groups for the LGBT community and grief counseling, as well as counseling sessions for free. If a student athlete is injured during the season and needs treatment outside of the training staff, the school will cover whatever expenses are left after the primary insurance is used.

On the topic of security, although Tacoma has a bad reputation for being somewhat dangerous, it is not even in the Top 100 most dangerous cities in the country. It is just like any other city, with the same amount of crime, none of which infiltrates the UPS bubble. The University's campus is extremely safe, with only the occasional theft. There are emergency phones on the blue-light security booths located on many walkways. Security Services is available 24 hours, and students are able to call for escorted rides to and from campus. Not many know about this, but it is helpful when it is raining profusely and you want to get home from a party.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 13
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 1
  • Vehicle Theft: 12
Security Office
Security Services
3206 N. 15th St.
(253) 879-3311
Safety Services
  • 24-hour emergency telephones
  • 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols
  • Controlled dormitory access
  • Late-night transport and escort service
  • Lighted pathways/sidewalks
  • Student patrols
Health Center
Counseling, Health, & Wellness Services
Wheelock Student Center 216
(253) 879-1555
Monday 8 a.m.-5 p.m, Tuesday 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy shots
  • Birth control
  • Immunizations
  • Laboratory services
  • Pharmacy services
  • STI screening
  • Student health awareness
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
Security Services will pick you up and give you a ride back to campus from up to a mile away. Just give them a call.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 33 responses

  • 17% Criminal activity near campus
  • 17% Theft/robberies
  • 12% Non-students on campus
  • 10% None
  • 9% Drugs
  • 9% Excessive drinking
  • 6% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 5% Walking alone
  • 4% Dorm safety
  • 4% Lack of safety escort services
  • 4% Unlit pathways
  • 2% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 0% Gang violence
  • 0% Violence among students

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 7 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 32 responses

  • 22% High quality, very convenient.
  • 25% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 6% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 22% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 6% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 19% Poor quality, not very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 32 responses

  • 6% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 62% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 25% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 3% Not very visible.
  • 3% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 33 responses

  • 58% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 42% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 0% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
pageviews remaining

Non-registered users are limited to 5 school profile page views per month.

Register for free to gain full access!