Health & Safety

Location
Carlisle, PA
Undergrads
2,341
Tuition
$44,551
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Sure it's mandatory to complete a mini online course about sexual assault so that all the students are informed about it, but does sexual assault still happen? Of course. With just a little mix of alcohol, people let go of their senses and simply rely on their sexual impulses.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: The campus itself is pretty safe, there is the blue light system and DPS is on call on all hours. The are also student driven shuttle cars that you can call you take you anwhere in the town if you feel unomfortable walking

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: best security ever, and great safety shuttle

5 College Student

Health & Safety: I am attending Dickinson College this fall. I am basing my review on my visits to the campus. I was impressed with the feel of the campus and always felt secure on campus. Campus and local police were visible and pleasant to students at Dickinson. Situated in a small downtown setting gave a secure feel as well. Crime did not seem to be a problem and I was impressed that the campus did have emergency phones. I look forward to my first year at Dickinson and realize that personal security relies on good common sense by it's students.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The health center has good facilities and friendly people. The campus police are available all the time.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 74th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 448th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 1096th
    Safest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Rachel Warzala
Hometown
Somerset, NJ
Major
English/Political Science
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Dickinson employs such a tight-knit safety squad—Dickinson Public Safety or DPs—that security has never been much of a concern among students. Though there have recently been a few violent incidents in the area surrounding campus, these are few and far between. There is a blue light visible from nearly every point on campus that can be pressed to contact DPS, who will arrive at the light within minutes. Thus, students generally feel safe walking anywhere on campus at any hour of the day. In addition, Dickinson has recently implemented a “Red Alert” system, which sends out mass text messages and phone calls to students when a crime occurs on or near campus.

 

It is this tight security that allows students to feel safe on campus. There are rarely safety concerns, but when there are, DPS is on the scene within minutes and maintains contact with the student body throughout the investigation. From their walks around campus to their presence at college events, Public Safety is a constantly visible presence at Dickinson.

 

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 1
  • Arson: 2
  • Burglary: 4
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 1
  • Sex Offenses: 4
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Department of Public Safety
400 W. North St.
(717) 245-1349
www.dickinson.edu/departments/pubsaf
Safety Services
  • Bike registration
  • Crime prevention classes
  • Emergency phones
  • Rape and aggression defense classes (RAD)
  • Residence hall programs
  • Shuttle/escort service
Health Center
Student Health Center
Corner of Cherry and Louther streets
(717) 245-1835
www.dickinson.edu/departments/health
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Saturdays 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy shots
  • Basic medical services
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Counseling and psychological services
  • Educational materials
  • Free and confidential HIV testing
  • Lab services
  • On-site pharmaceuticals
  • Referrals
  • STD screening
  • Women's health
Day Care Services?
Yes
Did You Know?
The Harrisburg-Carlisle-Lebanon area has been ranked the second least-stressful metropolitan area for people to live in America.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 29 responses

  • 19% Criminal activity near campus
  • 17% Excessive drinking
  • 10% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 10% Theft/robberies
  • 10% Walking alone
  • 7% Non-students on campus
  • 6% Drugs
  • 6% Unlit pathways
  • 6% None
  • 4% Lack of safety escort services
  • 3% Dorm safety
  • 1% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 1% Violence among students
  • 0% Gang violence
  • 0% Lack of/broken emergency phones

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 28 responses

  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 0% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 4% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 29% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 68% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 28 responses

  • 0% We have campus police?
  • 0% Not very visible.
  • 29% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 39% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 32% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 29 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 17% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 45% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 38% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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