Health & Safety

Hiram, OH
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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Hiram's campus is really really safe. This probably has to do with the fact that it's in the middle of nowhere but that doesn't mean it's not creepy to walk at night when there's kind of a lot of unlit pathways. In the summer, I walked all over campus at night though, and I would again because it's so safe. There's blue light up security poles all over campus where you can call security and they will be there within minutes. It's really safe.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel so safe here. And I don't see crime here

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Phones around campus keep you arms length from safety.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: No Reason to Worry – Students frequently leave valuables unattended (like leaving your Mac to go to the bathroom) because theft is pretty uncommon. However, student athlete belongings are apparently being stolen out of the sports complex...

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3 College Senior

Health & Safety: Campus Safety has a lot of good persons working for it and do their job effectively. The Hiram Police, however, cause problems due to misconceptions about what they are doing and sometimes they are a bit aggressive in their enforcement of campus policies.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 154th
    Safest Campuses
  • 850th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 940th
    Most Visible Campus Police

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Monica Lucas
Political Science
Grad Year
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Hiram is generally perceived as a safe campus. The Hiram police spend a lot of time patrolling campus, and the Campus Safety officers are always on the move. In addition, there are emergency call stations located strategically around campus to use in case of an emergency. Thankfully, they don't really need to be used.

As far as the health of students, the "Hiram Plague" is a campus-wide pandemic that engulfs the student body every fall. Just about a month into the semester, everyone succumbs to a cold. Thankfully, the Julia Church Health Center is always giving out cough medicine and other helpful trinkets to keep students healthy. In fact, the health center does programming throughout the year to promote general health on campus. They do things like "Wipedown Wednesdays," where the campus is encouraged to disinfect doorknobs and light switches.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 12
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 1
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Office of Campus Safety Services
Kennedy Center, second floor
(330) 569-6107
Safety Services
  • Emergency phones
  • Escort services
Health Center
Student Health Center
Corner of Hinsdale and Peckham streets, across from the Pendleton House
(330) 569-5418
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Acute illness care
  • Allergy injections
  • First aid supplies
  • Men's/women's health
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Over-the-counter cold medication
  • Physicals
  • Smoking cessation
  • Stress management therapy
  • Travel consults
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
The health center will fill your prescriptions for you free of charge so that you don't have to find your own way to a pharmacy.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 19 responses

  • 30% None
  • 13% Unlit pathways
  • 10% Theft/robberies
  • 10% Walking alone
  • 7% Dorm safety
  • 7% Non-students on campus
  • 7% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 3% Criminal activity near campus
  • 3% Drugs
  • 3% Excessive drinking
  • 3% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 3% Lack of safety escort services
  • 0% Gang violence
  • 0% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 0% Violence among students

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 18 responses

  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 22% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 22% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 11% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 44% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 19 responses

  • 5% We have campus police?
  • 0% Not very visible.
  • 16% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 37% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 42% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 19 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 0% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 37% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 63% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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