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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The office is relatively efective.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Safety of students is usually not a problem as long as the students follow the guidelines set up by the campus police departments and use some common sense.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The security measures taken on campus and around campus are extensive and the students know it and understand it. Personal safety is quite extensive as well but the personal safety of a person is up to that person and their decisions. The police are very aware of what happens on campus and they do their best to help prevent crimes and help spread safety measures as thoroughly as possible. The idea of walking at night is still nerve wracking but it's bound to be if it is dark outside and one is alone and seemingly without group support, but overall the university takes the safety of its students as of the highest importance.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: UT police regularly patrol campus.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I would definitely rather walk in a group back to my car at night, but it is okay if it is during the day.

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Most students' opinions on safety and security boil down to one thing-using your common sense. Even with all of the services the UTPD offers, none are a replacement for using your head. The UTPD take their jobs very seriously and are always looking out for students' safety. For a school of UT's size, they are very successful, and the majority of students don't walk around with spray-mace key rings tightly in hand.

All of the services mentioned here are at your disposal
and are sure to make you feel safer. Make sure you know the numbers to call if need be, and if you don't already have one, a cell phone may be a good investment (sorry, mom and dad). By programming them into your cell phone on your day of arrival, you may dodge a few uncomfortable moments.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 3
  • Burglary: 12
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 3
  • Sex Offenses: 4
  • Vehicle Theft: 3
Security Office
University of Tennessee Police Department
1101 Cumberland Ave.
(865) 974-3111
web.utk.edu/~utpolice
Safety Services
  • Educational programming
  • Lost and found
  • Rape aggression defense
  • Record request
  • Sex offender registry
  • Vehicle assistance
  • Weapons storage
Health Center
Student Health Service
1818 Andy Holt Ave.
(865) 974-3135
web.utk.edu/~shs
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy Clinic
  • Counseling and psychological services
  • Family planning/birth control
  • Health education
  • Immunizations
  • Laboratory services
  • Primary Care
  • Psychiatric evaluation
  • Specialty clinics in sports medicine, gynecology, surgery, and physical therapy
  • Travel clinic
  • X-ray
Day Care Services?
No
Did You Know?
Eight full-time physicians, one full-time psychiatrist, and 13 full-time nurses work at the health center, and all are board certified.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 154 responses

  • 18% Criminal activity near campus
  • 16% Theft/robberies
  • 15% Walking alone
  • 9% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 9% Excessive drinking
  • 8% Unlit pathways
  • 6% Non-students on campus
  • 4% None
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 3% Violence among students
  • 3% Dorm safety
  • 3% Drugs
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 1% Gang violence
  • 0% Lack of/broken emergency phones

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 98 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 154 responses

  • 16% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 54% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 23% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 6% Not very visible.
  • 1% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 190 responses

  • 15% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 54% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 31% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 1% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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