U of M One of Safest Public Institutions in Tennessee
The University of Memphis is committed to providing an environment to support the
success of its students. To this end, the University annually ranks as one of the
safest universities “anywhere” in Tennessee.
In 2007, the University of Memphis had a 14.3% decrease in reported crimes and had
the lowest overall incident rate compared to other schools in the state with more
than 5,000 students. While statewide statistics reflect the safety of our campus,
we are not content to rely on our statistical success. We continuously strive to
enhance campus safety through technology (e.g., the TigerText mass text-messaging
notification system), emergency telephones, surveillance towers, web-based digital
cameras and other advancements.
University of Memphis students, parents, faculty and staff can take comfort that campus
safety and security is a continual concern and that provisions are in place which
will help keep our campus one of the safest in the state. To learn more about our
campus safety, please visit www.memphis.edu/police.