Health & Safety

Location
Clinton, NY
Undergrads
1,868
Tuition
$44,350
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Haven't had many dealings with those matters.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Counseling services are the best!

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: No campus is truly isolated and safe but Hamilton takes security very seriously. They respond quickly to things and the staff is all very cordial and understanding of students

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: No one really feels dangerous here. Being a rural campus there is no outsie threat, and being a small, homey college no one gets violent. The campo patrols often, and even they are never out to get students. The EMPs are well organized and prompt.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Because of Hamilton's location, there are literally only students and faculty on campus. There's never anything to worry about and campus safety is always making sure everyone is safe. Students respect other's property and most people normally leave their doors unlocked. Only threat to health is student's own drinking habits.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 125th
    Safest Campuses
  • 504th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 1195th
    Best Student Health Center

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Sophie Vershbow
Hometown
New York City
Major
Government
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Hamilton College might be one of the safest places in the world. Or, at least it feels that way. There is plenty of security for a small school in a very rural part of central New York. Blue emergency phones and alarms are clearly marked and decorate the campus grounds. Campus Safety’s staff is very visible in the dining halls and driving around campus. There is a switchboard operator available all night to take calls, and at least one safety officer is driving around the school checking on everything.

Although it irritates many students, the safety officers' job generally entails handing out parking tickets and breaking up parties that get too loud. While it is annoying, it says a lot about the relative safety on campus. There are so few real safety threats to students that safety officers have the time to make people turn down the volume on their stereos. Some might say that diverse groups on campus are at risk for some unwanted attention at times. Racial slurs are quite rare, but the campus does harbor a few students whose behavior is unfriendly toward the gay, lesbian, and transgender community, although only a handful are publicly out on campus.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 1
  • Burglary: 16
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 2
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Campus Safety Office
Bristol Campus Center
(315) 859-4000 (emergencies) (315) 859-4141 (non-emergencies)
www.hamilton.edu/college/safety
Safety Services
  • 24-hour emergency telephones
  • 24-hour patrols
  • Controlled dormitory access
  • Late-night transport and escort service
  • Lighted pathways
  • Self-defense courses
Health Center
Thomas B. Rudd Health Center
198 College Hill Rd.
(315) 859-4111
www.hamilton.edu/college/health_center
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. & 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Wed 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. & 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Saturday 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. *Sat nurse on duty for minor illnesses, no regular appointments will be made on this day
Health Services
  • Counseling and psychological services including counselor on-call, rape-crisis hotline
  • EMT services (HCEMS)
  • Health education
  • Laboratory
  • On-site pharmaceuticals
  • STD screening
  • Travel counseling
  • Women's health care
Day Care Services?
Yes
Did You Know?
  • Students volunteer to become emergency medical technicians for their four years at Hamilton. Three student EMTs are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A call to the EMTs is completely confidential.
  • The Health Center is completely confidential-charges are put on your College bill without saying what you received.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 16 responses

  • 55% None
  • 30% Excessive drinking
  • 5% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 5% Lack of safety escort services
  • 5% Theft/robberies
  • 0% Criminal activity near campus
  • 0% Dorm safety
  • 0% Drugs
  • 0% Gang violence
  • 0% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 0% Non-students on campus
  • 0% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 0% Unlit pathways
  • 0% Violence among students
  • 0% Walking alone

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 16 responses

  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 31% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 19% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 6% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 44% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 16 responses

  • 0% We have campus police?
  • 6% Not very visible.
  • 12% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 75% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 6% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 15 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 0% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 20% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 80% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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