In any emergency, call:
For a mental health crisis, call:
Campus Police will contact the counselor on call
For a medical appointment, call:
Clinic hours are M-F,
8:15 a.m.-noon and 1-4:45 p.m.
A safe and healthy Hilltop
Our students’ safety and health are our top priority—they need to be well and well-cared for in order to be part of our learning community. Key support is provided by our 18-officer Campus Police Department and by our Office of Counseling and Health Services, which is staffed by two mental health counselors, a full-time nurse, and a visiting physician.
BSC was ranked No. 9 of all colleges and universities nationwide for safety readiness by Reader’s Digest in its special report, “Safe at School?” The security company Safewise ranked BSC among the Top 4 Safest Colleges in the South.
“Not only do Birmingham-Southern College alumni have an impressive record for acceptance into medical, dental and law schools, but they complete their undergraduate studies on one of the safest campuses in the South.” --Safewise
Residence Hall Safety
All residence halls are locked 24 hours a day and are equipped with combination door locks; these combinations change monthly and are only provided to residents of that residence hall. Campus Police routinely patrol the residential buildings and the entire campus on foot, bicycle, and by car.
Access to the campus is monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Students, faculty, and staff are issued decals to be affixed to the windshield of their vehicles. Guests and visitors are required to sign in with Campus Police before entering the campus. The College maintains a fence around the campus to define the College property and limit access. Bruno Entrance is the only means by which to enter and exit campus; other exits may be opened in high-traffic or emergency situations.
Call boxes/blue lights
Blue light phones are located throughout the campus, including in parking areas. Call boxes are located at the main entrance of each residence hall. When these phones are activated, Campus Police know the exact location of the caller.