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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The security on campus is great.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus security is great and makes me feel safe.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: we did have an incident of a gunman on campus, and night time, so they had lockdowns and locked all of the dorms and police came pretty fast to secure everyone's safety.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: You don't hear about people being assaulted but you never hear any support for people that have been either.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: My campus had multiple safety measure you could use if and when you felt your personal safety was at risk. The big thing for me was how lighting on campus at night. The university made sure the campus was open and lighting was supportive.


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Overall, UIW is a pretty safe campus thanks to the UIW Police Department. As a small campus, UIW does not encounter many crimes other than the usual car vandalizing or theft. The campus police are very easy to spot and are always looking out for the safety of the students, whether it is directing traffic at the exits and entrances at rush hour or checking for IDs when students are coming back to campus after a night out with friends. Students do not have a curfew, but if coming back after midnight, they are required to come in through the main entrance and show their university ID. If students wish to report an incident, they may do so online through the UIW website under the Campus Police section.

Getting sick is never on anyone's schedule, but just in case you come down with a cold or the flu, or whatever your situation may be, the Campus Health Center is the place to go. The health center is available to all students and faculty, and students are seen on a walk-in basis. Health insurance is available for all students. Students enrolled for 12 or more credit hours are automatically charged for the insurance, which protects students not only at school but also when they travel or go home.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 33
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 1
  • Vehicle Theft: 1
Security Office
Campus Police
(210) 829-6030
Safety Services
  • Campus Health Center
  • UIW Police Department
Health Center
Campus Health Center
Parking Garage, ground level
(210) 829-6017
Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Basic health services
  • Care for acute minor illnesses and injuries
  • Health education and counseling
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
To ensure the security of the students, call boxes are located in several buildings of the school to increase access to security personnel.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 67 responses

  • 21% None
  • 12% Unlit pathways
  • 12% Walking alone
  • 8% Lack of safety escort services
  • 6% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 6% Theft/robberies
  • 6% Dorm safety
  • 6% Criminal activity near campus
  • 6% Non-students on campus
  • 5% Excessive drinking
  • 4% Drugs
  • 4% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 3% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 1% Gang violence

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 52 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 68 responses

  • 26% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 53% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 13% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 4% Not very visible.
  • 3% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 87 responses

  • 40% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 49% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 9% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 1% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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