Campus police have a strong presence at Berry. They enforce campus-wide rules effectively and are quick to respond when needed. In addition, resident assistants enforce housing rules and address noise problems in a timely manner, even if they are more lax with upperclassmen. When it comes to issues like alcohol, though, the general consensus is that the rules are only enforced when students are overt and loud about its presence. It’s an out-of-sight, out-of-mind issue, but if someone is tipped off that alcohol is present, RAs are expected to follow up on that person. Berry’s community-feel has caused many students to leave their dorm rooms unlocked and to be unafraid to venture around town at 2 a.m. Recently, however, a female student was attacked in a parking lot at night, and the attacker was never caught. Instances like these do not happen very often, being only the second known incident in two years, but students should be more aware of their surroundings. Make sure, when possible, that you travel with friends at night and have Campus Safety’s number in your cell phone; Berry makes sure you memorize it when you first come to campus to make you feel safer at all times.
If students are having health issues, they can go to the Ladd Center, which is the infirmary on campus. Students have complained that they are not the most reliable when calling in prescriptions, but they do offer free flu shots a couple of times per year, and they were able to give students the H1N1 vaccine for free, as well. In addition, there is a doctor and gynecologist on campus; you need to call to make an appointment, and there can be additional costs.