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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I always feel safe at school and around my classmates and professors. You do have to keep in mind that we live very close to the downtown area, so you need to be aware of your surroundings. I have never been scared for my safety at UTC.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I have never had a safety problem on campus and I know that our school has a great security team watching out for the students and faculty.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have not personally had to worry about safety or security issues on campus, so I would say due to that fact it is in good shape. If I did have any security issues, I would know exactly where to go and feel confident that I would be helped by the UTC campus police.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I never worry about getting in trouble or getting raped most of the time when I am out on campus.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: It's safer than most schools, but it is easy for homeless people to roam on campus considering the location. Just don't be stupid and be by yourself at night if you're a girl.

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UTC has its own campus police unit located on campus in the Administration Building. Police are seen driving through campus at all times of the day and night. The security guards at UTC patrol the insides and outsides of the buildings at all times. Campus police are very quick about filing a police report and helping students in any possible way.

Overall, students at UTC feel safe on campus. Many reported that theft is the most frequent crime and advised students to always lock their dorm rooms and vehicles. Many students appreciate the UTC security guards and on-campus police, but some feel that UTC needs extra protection. UTC offers Mocs Express, which is a golf cart escort service for students who do not want to walk late at night to their dorms or who are too intoxicated to walk on their own. There are also blue-light emergency boxes located throughout campus. These blue lights allow students to automatically connect with the police department and tell the dispatcher the location of the student. Most students think these are the best campus security features.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 1
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 42
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 3
Security Office
Department of Public Safety
400 Palmetto St.
(423) 425-4357
www.utc.edu/Administration/DepartmentOfPublicSafety/
Safety Services
  • Bike patrol
  • Blue-light system
  • Foot patrol officers
  • Lost and found
  • Rape Aggression Defense
  • Silent Witness
  • UTC ALERT
  • Victim services
Health Center
University Health Services
1100 E. Third St., Suite 102
(423) 778-9303
www.utc.edu/Administration/UniversityHealthServices
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy shots
  • B-12 shots
  • Contraceptives
  • Immunizations
  • IV rehydration
  • Men's health exams
  • Physicals
  • Prescription refills
  • Sports injury treatment
  • STD/STI testing
  • TB testing
  • Treatment for acute and chronic illnesses
  • Treatment of lacerations and minor skin issues
  • Women's health exams
Day Care Services?
Yes

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 48 responses

  • 18% Criminal activity near campus
  • 17% Theft/robberies
  • 12% Walking alone
  • 11% Non-students on campus
  • 9% None
  • 8% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 6% Dorm safety
  • 5% Drugs
  • 5% Unlit pathways
  • 2% Excessive drinking
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 2% Gang violence
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 16 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 47 responses

  • 43% High quality, very convenient.
  • 19% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 26% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 11% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 2% Poor quality, not very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 47 responses

  • 30% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 51% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 15% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 2% Not very visible.
  • 2% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 47 responses

  • 23% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 57% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 17% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 2% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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