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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel safe on the campus. Very few issues that I have witnessed.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel extremely safe on campus. I'm extremely petite, standing under 5 feet tall, and I feel comfortable walking alone at night to my dorm. Of course, I make sure to keep aware of my sorroundings but I don't walk in fear.

3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: UHS is good, but not all students utilize it. As for safety, people kind of think the UWPD don't really do anything. I personally did not have a good experience with them reporting a sexual assault.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The University Health Services (UHS) is very convenient and helpful when you need it. You can schedule an appointment with a physician, a psychiatrist, and some other options that fit your needs. Most of the services are free, or covered by the university for students. They also send out emails with information with regards to mental health awareness, general tips on staying healthy and stress free, and other things like free flu shots.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I've never been concerned about my safety


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Location plays a large role in how students perceive safety at UW. Certain areas are a little less safe than others are, and students try to steer away from these. In general, students feel safe walking around campus, State Street, and near the dorms. Madison police along with Campus Police further ensure the safety by patrolling the campus and its surrounding areas. Furthermore, the more extreme crimes and incidents seem to take place farther from campus, and don't usually involve students.

Madison in general is a pretty safe city. Statistically, most criminal offenses fall into the larceny and theft category. Furthermore, the city generally falls under the national numbers for crime rates. Even so, common sense must be used when it comes to safety and security issues. UW offers numerous safety programs to assist individuals in certain situations. For example, students can call a free cab service to safely bring them home, or request an escort to walk them to their cars at night. The campus also has lit pathways throughout campus and emergency phones near the academic buildings.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 4
  • Arson: 1
  • Burglary: 56
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 1
  • Sex Offenses: 5
  • Vehicle Theft: 11
Security Office
University Police Department
1429 Monroe St.
Safety Services
  • Drug recognition experts
  • Outreach Officer Program
  • Safe Bus - free on-campus night bus
  • Safe Ride- free night cab service
  • Safewalk-student escort service
  • Specialized units, such as detectives, bike patrol, mounted police unit
Health Center
University Health Services
333 East Campus Mall
(608) 265-5600
Monday-Tuesday, Thursday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy shots
  • Dermatology
  • Immunizations
  • Lab services
  • Pharmacy
  • Primary care clinic
  • Psychiatric services
  • Sports medicine
  • STD testing
  • Travel clinic
  • Women's health
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
College freshmen living in dorms are nearly four times as likely as other undergrads to contract bacterial meningitis, a potentially fatal disease which causes inflammation of the linings of the brain and spinal cord. If you plan on staying in the residence halls as a first-year student, the FDA and University Health Services highly recommend that you first receive the meningococcal vaccine Menactra. Visit this page on the UHS Web site for more info:

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 116 responses

  • 14% Excessive drinking
  • 14% Walking alone
  • 13% Theft/robberies
  • 12% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 9% Criminal activity near campus
  • 8% Non-students on campus
  • 8% Unlit pathways
  • 6% None
  • 4% Drugs
  • 3% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 1% Dorm safety
  • 0% Gang violence

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 40 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 116 responses

  • 54% High quality, very convenient.
  • 30% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 9% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 6% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 1% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 115 responses

  • 10% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 58% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 17% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 10% Not very visible.
  • 4% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 115 responses

  • 25% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 59% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 16% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.


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