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5 College Junior

Health & Safety: For the most part I feel pretty safe on campus. Cross walks suck plus people have been hit since I have been on campus. Sexual assault is huge on campus. Sports team have been in trouble for it and so have fraternities. They have emergency alarms all around campus which helps when you walk at night. There isn't crime on campus.

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Students do not have many options to receive proper care and counseling in situations of domestic violence, sexual assault, and discrimination (race, sex, gender, etc).

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: I believe Western Kentucky has a safe campus. It is well lit and there are many emergency buttons spread throughout campus. Campus police patrol campus regularly and I have never heard of any issues of safety on campus.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Every time I walk down the hill, I can see the police rolling around and checking on everything. I've not had any incidents where I felt unsafe, except after dark, but that's just because I'm scared of the dark.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I always feel safe on campus and there are plenty of places to go if ever needed.


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WKU has its own police department, with nearly thirty officers committed to serving and protecting students. The University knows that college campuses have a bad rap for safety, so they do their best to make sure nothing bad happens. Residence halls are monitored at all times, where students need a key to get into a building and an ID to get past the front desk. Guests (even students from other halls) must be checked in. Overall, the whole campus is really well-lit, including the parking lots, and there are many emergency poles located around campus—push a button and the police department will receive a distress call. There are cameras around the buttons, and, in the extreme case of someone chasing a student, security could follow his or her path by the buttons pushed across campus. Western also offers an escort service (for any time of day), an optional text message alert system, as well as a Provide-A-Ride service, which picks up intoxicated students and gives them a free ride home (with their Western ID).

The health center is also a good service. It is not open all night, but when it is open, it's available for anything from emergency care to check-ups, so students don't have to leave campus. Students can call and schedule an appointment, or just walk in. They offer free HIV testing at certain times during the semester and free flu shots, as well.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 10
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 30
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 7
  • Vehicle Theft: 2
Security Office
WKU Police
Beneath parking structure #1 facing Diddle Arena and the football stadium
(270) 745-2548 (non-emergency)
Safety Services
  • Emergency poles
  • Emergency text message service
  • Escort service
Health Center
WKU Health Services
1681 Normal Dr.
(270) 745-5641
Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy clinic
  • Colposcopy
  • Contraceptives
  • Digital X-ray
  • Drug screenings
  • Health counseling
  • Health promotion services
  • Immunizations and vaccines
  • Laboratory
  • Men's health
  • Pharmaceutical dispensary
  • Physicals
  • Prescriptions
  • Primary care
  • Travel clinic
  • Women's health
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 86 responses

  • 17% Walking alone
  • 12% Theft/robberies
  • 12% None
  • 10% Criminal activity near campus
  • 8% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 8% Drugs
  • 6% Excessive drinking
  • 6% Unlit pathways
  • 5% Non-students on campus
  • 5% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 4% Dorm safety
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 2% Gang violence
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 27 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 84 responses

  • 55% High quality, very convenient.
  • 31% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 7% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 5% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 2% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 85 responses

  • 21% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 66% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 6% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 7% Not very visible.
  • 0% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 86 responses

  • 21% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 52% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 26% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 1% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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