According to the Texas A&M University 2019 College Factual Report, the campus had 1,072 criminal incidents, which often resulted in the need for emergency care due to injuries. But being a survivor of a crime is not the only hazard on the campus.
There are various issues that could present dangers for students on and off the college campus.
College campuses can be bustling places with students rushing to classes. Slips and falls, especially during rainy weather, are frequent occurrences.
Many students use bicycles as a means of getting around campus quickly. However, this mode of transportation can lead to accidents, including collisions with pedestrians or other cyclists.
Dining halls and communal kitchens are common on college campuses. Burns, cuts and other kitchen mishaps can happen when students are preparing meals. There is also the risk of foodborne illnesses due to improper storage or cooking.
College life often involves participation in sports and recreational activities. Sprains, strains and even more severe injuries can occur during physical activities.
Whether students are driving their cars or using public transportation, traffic accidents can happen anywhere. Distracted driving, speeding and impaired driving are leading causes of accidents.
Excessive alcohol consumption can lead to a range of accidents, from falls to alcohol poisoning.
Texas A&M has great medical services on campus to assist students who may need help. It is imperative for students to be aware of the potential risks and protect themselves against them to stay safe and healthy during their time at the college.