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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have never been in a position where I didn't feel safe on campus. We have campus police, that we can contact if we need anything. We also have alerts on our phons that send messages in case of a danger to let the students know.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: We have campus police. If we feel unsafe, we can call them and they can take us to our car at night. We have cameras installed. We have text message system. If there is an incident, we will get a text to be aware of it.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I have never been in a situation in which I didn't feel safe while on campus, however I don't think other people may feel that way. I don't quite know of many security measures taken to keep the students safe. I don't feel unsafe, but I don't know what is being done to keep me and other students secure.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: This campus is very clean. I feel pretty safe being on this campus.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: They do presentations on the subject in orientation


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The University of Utah is as safe a campus as you will find anywhere—period.  Even with its size, the U of U is not a place that you will find stalking predators waiting in the shadows. Of course, common sense should always be applied, but crime on campus is few and far between. The dorms’ security systems were built with Olympic athletes in mind, so they’re top-notch.

The most common crime committed at the University of Utah is theft of personal items. Students leave backpacks unattended, or employees leave their office doors unlocked, and then someone swipes their stuff. Keep an eye on your backpack at all times and lock the door behind you! This is common sense no matter where you go in life. If you're feeling worried about your safety, you can always call the campus police, and they will be more than happy to escort you to wherever you need to go.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 2
  • Arson: 1
  • Burglary: 25
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 5
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
University Police and Security
1735 E. South Campus Dr.
(801) 585-COPS (2677)
Safety Services
  • 24-hour patrols
  • Battery jumps/help with vehicle lockouts
  • Electronic access to buildings
  • Emergency and blue-light phones
  • Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) classes
  • Safety escorts
  • Walk in the Dark program
Health Center
Edwin & Grace Madsen Health Center
555 Foothill Blvd.
(801) 581-6431
Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Health Services
  • Basic medical care
  • Flu shots
  • Immunizations
  • Pregnancy tests
  • Prescription assistance
  • Sports medicine
  • STD testing and treatment
  • Travel clinic
  • Tuberculosis screening
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 171 responses

  • 16% None
  • 15% Walking alone
  • 13% Non-students on campus
  • 9% Theft/robberies
  • 9% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 6% Criminal activity near campus
  • 6% Unlit pathways
  • 6% Excessive drinking
  • 5% Drugs
  • 5% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 4% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 2% Dorm safety
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 2% Gang violence
  • 1% Lack of safety escort services

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 110 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 171 responses

  • 8% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 52% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 14% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 20% Not very visible.
  • 6% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 202 responses

  • 40% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 50% 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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