Clemson is nation’s safest campus, report says
CLEMSON — Clemson University is the safest college campus in the nation, according to a new report from CollegeStats.org. The report was based on a survey of 179,000 students as well as data analyzed from campus safety reports for 100 selected universities.
Clemson was ranked No. 1 in the data analysis with only 0.002 crimes per 1,000 students.
“This ranking is reflective not only of the efforts of the Clemson University Police Department, but also the many groups and organizations who work together to prioritize campus safety,” said Chief of Police Jami Brothers. “Through intentional community interaction, frequent communication regarding safety, excellent working relationships with neighboring law enforcement agencies and continuing education for our officers, Clemson is fully focused on the health and well-being of our campus.”
Recent safety and educational initiatives at Clemson include:
- Rave Guardian app — allows users to connect with the push of a button to guardians (verified members of an individual’s safety network) or CUPD, or to send anonymous tips to dispatchers
- CU Safe Alerts — Text, email, Twitter and online weather alerts and safety warnings
- Public Safety Educational Programs — CUPD offers numerous classes each semester, including rape awareness, rape aggression defense, self-defense, workplace violence, DUI awareness and active shooter preparedness (“Run, Hide and Fight”)
- Tiger Transit — provides safe rides for university students, faculty, staff and visitors between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. to and from any campus location
- Campus Safety Awareness Month — held each September, this is highlighted by the Campus Safety Walk in which groups of employees and students travel around campus to identify potential safety problems
- Community Outreach — CUPD holds regularly scheduled socials (such as “Coffee With a Cop”) where refreshments are served on campus