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2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Sexual assault cases are improperly and unprofessionally handled

5 College Senior

Health & Safety: I don't think I can remember any crime happening on campus yet. I mean, some computers have gotten stolen if you leave them alone in the library while you go have lunch, but besides that campus is very safe. In fact, getting your cellphone or laptop stolen is extremely rare. I once forgot my brand new Sony Experia phone at a coffee place in the university and someone dropped it off for me at the front desk of the library.
You're definitely safe. Just use common sense.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Western's Foot Patrol – Western has a Foot Patrol safety team who is avaliable 24/7 for the needs of any students requiring assistance to walk home with them to feel safe. Western has an amazing safety system.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: I always feel safe on campus. Foot Patrol services are offered for anyone needing an escort at night. There's surveillance in almost every computer lab, as well as security guards in buildings that are open overnight.

Make sure not to leave any valuables unattended. There have been numerous cases of students having their laptops stolen, but this is 100% preventable if you are careful!

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I think that the security on Western's campus has put in quite a bit of effort to ensure the safety of the students and faculty. When called, Foot Patrol will send two individuals to meet you and walk you to your final destination regardless of whether it's on or off-campus. Our campus police also have their own local station for further security. I have been at Western for almost two years now, and I haven't felt scared walking around campus knowing that safety is only a phone call away.

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The University of Western Ontario takes pride in its healthy and safe campus. The campus police have an office in the center of the University grounds, which immediately establishes a sense of security. The Student Health Services (SHS) organization offers plenty of nurses, doctors, and technicians that address health concerns of students at a convenient, central location on campus. Making an appointment is simple, and the high-quality services are thorough and efficient.

Safety on campus is best obtained preemptively. Western Foot Patrol is readily available to walk or drive students home at night. At night, campus is well-lit, with numerous code blue emergency lights and phones for students who feel uncomfortable walking home alone. Should a student run into an emergency situation, the Student Emergency Response Team provides EMS responses on campus with an average response time of two minutes. With a plethora of services in the areas of health and safety, Western always looks after its students.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 1
  • Burglary: 12
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 3
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Campus Police
SLB 57
(519) 661-3300
Safety Services
  • Campus community police service
  • Code blue emergency phones
  • Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) training
  • Student Emergency Response Team (SERT)
  • Western foot patrol
  • Work safe program
Health Center
Health Services
UCC Room 11 (lower level)
(519) 661-3030
Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Saturday-Sunday (and holidays) 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy injections
  • Birth control information
  • Blood donor clinics
  • Counseling and psychiatry
  • Immunizations
  • Laboratory services
  • Massage therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • STD testing
Did You Know?
  • Western's SERT organization has an average response time of two minutes.
  • First aid courses are frequently available on campus.
  • Most services offered by Student Health Services are included in USC's extended undergraduate health plan.
  • The counseling clinic is readily available for students suffering any issue, including depression, anxiety, and eating disorders.
  • Western has video monitors at various areas of campus to ensure constant safety.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 13 responses

  • 17% Theft/robberies
  • 14% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 11% None
  • 11% Excessive drinking
  • 8% Walking alone
  • 8% Criminal activity near campus
  • 6% Dorm safety
  • 6% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 6% Non-students on campus
  • 3% Drugs
  • 3% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 3% Unlit pathways
  • 3% Violence among students
  • 3% Gang violence
  • 0% Lack of safety escort services

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 12 responses

  • 67% High quality, very convenient.
  • 8% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 17% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 8% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 12 responses

  • 25% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 67% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 8% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 0% Not very visible.
  • 0% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 12 responses

  • 58% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 42% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 0% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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