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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The school cares a lot about safety.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: We have a report of a sexual assault by a "white male non-stranger" every single week. We could work on sexual assault problems.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Getting an appointment at student health is practically impossible, although I've heard the counseling center is really helpful. The school is working hard to prevent sexual assaults, but the main problem is that victims rarely, if ever, press charges. I don't know if that is their independent decision or if they are coerced into not pressing charges.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The security is alright. We have the blue lights and everyone is given UTPD's number so they are available, but they never seem to be around. If they patrolled things would feel a lot safer than they do now.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I feel very safe at UT, but there are still going to be crimes and sexual assaults that take place no matter where you are.

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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 122 responses

  • 20% Criminal activity near campus
  • 17% Theft/robberies
  • 16% Walking alone
  • 9% Excessive drinking
  • 8% Unlit pathways
  • 7% Non-students on campus
  • 6% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 3% None
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Drugs
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 2% Dorm safety
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 1% 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 30 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 121 responses

  • 45% High quality, very convenient.
  • 21% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 18% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 15% 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 122 responses

  • 18% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 54% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 24% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 3% Not very visible.
  • 1% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 121 responses

  • 12% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 56% 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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