Campus Violence

Campus Violence

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The Auburn University campus is a very safe place for students to attend college, learn and grow. We take pride in our low crime rates and student friendly environment. As with any place in the world, our campus is susceptible to some random acts of violence or crime. The Auburn University Department of Campus Safety and Security takes a very proactive approach to safety on our campus. The goal of the department is to ensure that all students, faculty, staff and visitors feel safe while on campus and are able to enjoy the unique atmosphere that Auburn University has to offer.

The Auburn University campus is located on about 1843 acres within Lee County, Alabama. The buildings and venues on campus are spread out, requiring some students to commute to different areas. The University provides Tiger Transit to allow for a safe and fast means of travel throughout the campus area. We urge students to ride the Tiger Transit buses when traveling long distances or when they feel that walking is not the best choice such as late at night.

Auburn University can not prevent all forms of violence, however the University continues everyday to try and make the campus a safer place. Students and employees can help protect themselves by being aware of their surroundings and not taking unnecessary risks. In many cases, it has been found that students who travel with a friend or acquaintance are less likely to become a victim of random violence.

This website will provide tips for you to follow that will help you avoid any problems or violence while on campus. If you can not find a resource or have any questions that are not answered, please give us a call at (334) 844-8888 or email the Auburn University Department of Campus Safety & Security at

Below are some resources that we would like to provide to you about campus safety:

Last updated: 11/16/2017