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4 College Senior

Health & Safety: I have always felt very safe on campus. Neither myself or my friends, as far as I know have experienced any dangerous encounters, however I'm sure they are present to some degree.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: If there is campus crime, it is rarely spoken about - or at least I personally, have not been exposed to hearing about issues in this area. Walking home from night classes can be an issue for many students, but Western ensures that there are individuals who you can call to walk you home to make your walk more comfortable and safe. As well, throughout the campus, there many emergency buttons one can press when they feel they are unsafe.

2 College Freshman

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

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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.


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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 14 responses

  • 18% Theft/robberies
  • 15% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 10% None
  • 10% Excessive drinking
  • 8% Walking alone
  • 8% Criminal activity near campus
  • 5% Dorm safety
  • 5% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 5% Violence among students
  • 5% Non-students on campus
  • 3% Drugs
  • 3% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 3% Unlit pathways
  • 3% Gang violence
  • 0% Lack of safety escort services

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 13 responses

  • 31% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 62% 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 14 responses

  • 64% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 36% 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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