The campus is, by and large, quite safe. There are isolated incidents of attempted assault and robbery, but these are not usual occurrences. The school newspaper, printed every Friday, publishes a weekly crime log that catalogues various misdemeanors around campus. Awareness of said misdemeanors is strongly stressed by the Office of Public Safety. In the event that a mishap takes place, Public Safety sends out campus-wide emails/text messages to keep the student body updated. The campus also offers self-defense classes over the course of the year, and hosts talks and lectures about topics such as sexual assault and underage drinking. The three days of freshman orientation are dominated by such lectures, on topics ranging from cyber safety to consensual sex. There are also pamphlets and posters on every floor or that are routinely delivered to students’ mailboxes.
Most students do not feel unsafe walking alone at night. Even then, Public Safety urges students to travel in groups past a certain hour. There is no campus curfew, but residence halls do observe quiet hours. Belligerent behavior is usually promptly tackled, whether by a Public Safety officer or a resident adviser. Incidents of underage drinking, rowdy behavior, vandalism, and ethnic/racial intimidation do not pass by unnoticed. The Bailey Health Center, open seven days a week (limited hours on the weekends), is not the campus’s best facility. Although the health center does have a staff of nurses and physicians, students often have to wait to get tests done or to see a doctor. Students may also have to go to the Easton Hospital, since the campus health center is not equipped with all of the amenities of a hospital. On the other hand, the counseling center is a great resource for students. Counselors are accommodating and generally very helpful, and most students report an improvement after attending sessions.