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Sam Houston State Recognized As Safest Texas College Campus

Aug. 26, 2019
SHSU Media Contact: Wes Hamilton

Sam Houston State University is best in Texas for low property crime rates on campus in the most recent report from, ranking the 100 most secure college campuses in 2019.

ASecureLife researched, interviewed, and analyzed 10 years’ worth of crime data for hundreds of public and nonprofit colleges in the US. SHSU was the highest ranked of 10 Texas schools to make the list at number 28 nationally.

“College is an exciting time and students shouldn’t worry about property crime or dorm break-ins while studying for classes,” said Maru Quevedo, site manager at “Our team wanted to applaud and recognize the colleges that ranked among the top 100 most secure because they stand out and are taking actionable measures to protect students on campus.”


Sam Houston State University is among the most secure campuses because fewer property crimes were reported and SHSU has more safety initiatives in place to protect students compared to other colleges and universities.

“Safety is a top priority for our university and its police department. Our officers strive to develop relationships and trust within our community and take an active role in the daily activities on campus,” SHSU Chief of Police Kevin Morris said. “We Bearkats pride ourselves on looking out for one another. In addition to engaging with students, faculty and staff, we partner with the Huntsville Police Department, Walker County Sheriff’s Office and Texas Highway Patrol to ensure our campus properties, facilities and events are as safe as they can be.”

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