Health & Safety

Bethany, WV
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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Have security that roam around

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: our campus has a conveniently located wellness center where all students are able to go if they feel ill. Security is always out driving around, especially at night.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel safe at Bethany. The Health services are excellent, however, they do not meet the needs of the students in regards to the hours they are actually open and available. You have to miss class to go and they are not open on weekends. If there were one thing I would like to see changed, it would be the health office open to meet the students needs not the schedule of those employed by the office. We are paying for a service in which most can not use, which forces us to go all the way to Wheeling to an Urgent Care.

1 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The wellness center on campus is an absolutel joke. Unless you need something small like aspirin or some over the counter medicine your better off going to the hospital. As far as security goes, this is the worst company I have ever seen. They do nothing for the students, and usually just ride around campus or sit around int he cafeteria. When they finally do show up, normally about an hour has passed. In fact since last semester they have had 5 accidents including t-boning a students car and then driving off.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: I've never felt unsafe while at BC. The only real crime that occurs on campus is theft. BC does have security force that act like they are actual cops when there not. They are very strict on parking it's pretty common to see at least one car booted per day if not more and several parking tickets. Parking fines are between 25 and I think 150 dollars.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 195th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 1003rd
    Safest Campuses
  • 1132nd
    Best Student Health Center

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Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 30
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 4
  • Vehicle Theft: 1
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Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 9 responses

  • 13% Unlit pathways
  • 10% Excessive drinking
  • 10% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 10% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 10% Walking alone
  • 10% None
  • 6% Criminal activity near campus
  • 6% Drugs
  • 6% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 6% Theft/robberies
  • 3% Dorm safety
  • 3% Lack of safety escort services
  • 3% Non-students on campus
  • 3% Violence among students
  • 0% Gang violence

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 9 responses

  • 11% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 11% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 22% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 33% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 22% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 9 responses

  • 11% We have campus police?
  • 0% Not very visible.
  • 22% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 67% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 0% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 9 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 22% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 56% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 22% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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