There are few college campuses where the security officers have a good relationship with students. You'll hear occasional complaints of Campus Safety being unreasonable jerks who are "out to get" students, but regardless of what many students will say, Campus Safety at Gustavus is made up of kind and understanding individuals looking out for the best interests of the students. Students feel safe on the small campus, as the officers zoom around silently in their hybrid cars and Segways. The sidewalks are brightly lit, and security escorts are always available. With regard to Health Services, they perform procedures such as physicals and sexual infection testing, while also providing sex counseling. Most students will visit the health center for vaccines, physicals, condoms, or birth control.
Campus Safety and the health center are staffed by qualified individuals who work to maintain students' security and well-being. While Campus Safety might slap you with a $100 fine for drinking underage, it's better than the St. Peter Police showing up and handing out a misdemeanor. Gustavus likes to do things "in-house," which reflects the wide variety of procedures and services its health center provides and the cooperative Campus Safety enforcing rules regarding alcohol or drug violations. Gustavus' policy for dealing with first-time marijuana users is a $100 fine, notification to parents, and forcing students to complete a drug education course. Students aren't generally afraid of getting caught with marijuana compared to alcohol because finding and squashing marijuana users isn't high on Campus Safety's list. They're mostly concerned with preventing dangerous drinking and keeping noise levels down.