Health & Safety

Fitchburg, MA
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$14,790 ($8,710)
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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel like campus police do a good job to make sure that the students are safe. When it does get late at the commuter rail and the shuttle is not running I wish campus police would be quicker at coming to get students.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are always cops out patrolling and emergency buttons around campus to press.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Fitchburg itself is a rough town. The campus is very secure, campus police do a very good job. However, the number of broken blue phones is concerning, as is the unlit, poorly paved walk to civic center.

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: The campus security seems to be very good for the most part from my standards

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Campus police do a good job on breaking up parties and giving out tickets, I do not see them all the time, however they are around.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 1137th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 1249th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 1305th
    Safest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Bekka Farquharson
Natick, MA
Professional Communications
Grad Year
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Health Services is available to all students, regardless of your health insurance. There are two nurse practitioners and one physician. They are all trained and certified to diagnose students and provide prescriptions if needed. The physician is on campus one day a week but is on call the other six days. Health Services provides educational programs throughout the year about healthy living for students. Vaccinations are also available. There is one hospital, Leominster Hospital, which is about a 15 minute ride from campus. Burbank Urgent Care, a clinic for minor health issues, is about a five-minute ride from campus. Campus Police may bring you to either place if need be.

Campus Police is located on North Street directly across from the Recreation Center. They patrol campus 24 hours a day, even when class is not in session. They are all certified police officers, meaning they can do anything a police officer in your hometown can do, such as carry a gun, make an arrest, etc. The Rescue Squad on campus, organized by Campus Police, are all trained First Responders or EMTs. There is also a Student Escort Service on campus. The shuttle runs most nights until midnight, and then campus police can escort you to your destination after that. The escort service is a free service to students, and escorts always carry a two-way radio to immediately get in touch with Campus Police dispatch if necessary.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 5
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 5
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Campus Police
32 Clinton St.
(978) 665-3111
Safety Services
  • Car trouble assistance
  • Emergency call boxes
  • Lost and found
  • Personal escorts
  • Rape Aggression Defense (RAD)
Health Center
Health Services
Russell Tower
(978) 665-3216
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Acute illness/injury care
  • Ambulatory care
  • Evaluation, treatment and/or referrals
  • Health education and promotion
  • Immunizations
  • Men's health
  • STD/HIV testing
  • TB testing
  • Women's health
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
  • There are 33 Emergency Call Boxes located on campus that you can use to contact Campus Police dispatch immediately. They all have a blue light on the top of them.
  • Campus Police offers student employment opportunities.
  • Fitchburg Anit-Violence Education (FAVE) is a campus-wide program that trains students, faculty, and staff how to positively avoid any violent situation, specifically sexual assaults. Every person goes through a brief Bystander Training.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 25 responses

  • 18% Criminal activity near campus
  • 14% Walking alone
  • 13% Gang violence
  • 9% Unlit pathways
  • 8% Non-students on campus
  • 8% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 8% Theft/robberies
  • 4% Drugs
  • 4% Lack of safety escort services
  • 4% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 3% Violence among students
  • 2% Excessive drinking
  • 2% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 2% None
  • 1% Dorm safety

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 24 responses

  • 4% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 17% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 8% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 33% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 38% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 24 responses

  • 0% We have campus police?
  • 0% Not very visible.
  • 17% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 46% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 38% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 25 responses

  • 8% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 36% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 52% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 4% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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