Belmont prides itself in having incredibly low crime rates, particularly for a school in a major metropolitan area like Nashville. Belmont security officers, or "B-Po" as the students affectionately call them, are easily recognizable and some of the most interesting staffers at the University. Just ask them what they did before they came to Belmont; you’ll find some surprising responses! They’re always available to give students a ride. The street outside the library can be a little sketchy late at night, so if you’re pulling an all-night cram session, don’t hesitate to call them. Security officers patrol the campus on bicycles and in cars, but Belmont’s safety precautions go beyond that. The University also has a text alert system to let students know of dangerous situations in the area. However, the volume of texts being sent usually slows down the system, and you may hear about a tornado warning five minutes before it’s out of the county. Common sense comes in handy in these situations, as well.
In McWhorter Hall, there’s a fully stocked pharmacy plus primary health services. All Belmont students are insured for visits here, although you may have to pay a small amount for strep tests, blood work, and prescriptions. The staff in Health Services is equipped to diagnose and treat minor illnesses, but the schedule gets booked easily, so it’s wise to call ahead. Of course, if you’re really sick and can’t get in to see somebody at Belmont, there’s a CVS MinuteClinic on the Vanderbilt campus.