Health & Safety

Atlanta, GA
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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I have never felt unsafe on campus even though campus safety is slower to respond. they are getting better at it though

2 College Junior

Health & Safety: we don't actually have a health center on campus. You must walk or drive to Smart Care next door and it takes ages for a doctor to call you back. It's easy to commit a crime on campus and even if the crimes are reported it's not guaranteed that anything will be done about it

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus. I have never heard of any sort of crime or abuse happening on campus. The health center we visit is off campus. That is the only thing I would change.

2 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel like there is not enough staff to actually help anyone in multiple places. They are not always available on call and take too long to respond to either drug or disruption of peace calls by students.

1 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The first month of school, there were huge trashcans placed right outside some of our rooms in Traer. These trashcans were overflowing with filth and attracted a very large amount of insects, including wasps and bees. Some of them even got into our room. It took several weeks of complaining before these trashcans were moved, but they are still in the courtyard of the dorms, and rarely emptied. The rooms are cleaned once a month, and it isn't uncommon to experience a number of odd smells throughout the dorm. In terms of safety, let's just say I never leave my door unlocked. The light outside my room was burnt out when I first moved in, and I am in a dark corner at the end of the hall. Kids have thrown beer bottles at each other, and recently, someone was taken to the hospital for alcohol poisoning. There is frequent shouting outside my room in the very early hours of the morning, and I never have any idea what the hell is going on. In short, my dorm is a garbage pit, and I rarely feel safe.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 197th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 691st
    Best Student Health Center
  • 936th
    Safest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Oglethorpe generally feels safe, which is especially unique because it's in a big city. Patrol officers are always present on campus, and the campus itself is surrounded by a gate. The efficiency of both could be improved, but they still provide students with a feeling of security. In any case, besides a few works of thievery, there really isn't much crime on Oglethorpe's campus. Violent crimes are unheard of, and students can walk around without fear, even at night.

As for health concerns, there is a nurse available on weekdays. Her hours aren't always the most convenient, but she's very helpful, and there is also a doctor who comes in once a week. There often are sample giveaways of useful objects, from tampons to pamphlets dealing with diseases. A student can arrange for his/her prescriptions to be sent to a nearby pharmacy, and can see the nurse when ill in order to get an excuse from going to class.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 0
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Campus Safety
(404) 504-1998 or ext. 1998
Safety Services
  • Arm gate
  • Escort service
  • Patrol officers
  • Room lockout assistance
  • Vehicle assistance
Health Center
Health Services Center
Emerson Student Center, lower level
(404) 364-8413
Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-11 a.m., 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy shots
  • CPR/first aid training
  • Emergency contraception
  • HIV/STD testing
  • House (dorm) calls
  • Immunizations
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Primary illness and injury care
  • Referrals
  • TB screening
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 15 responses

  • 19% None
  • 12% Drugs
  • 12% Excessive drinking
  • 9% Dorm safety
  • 9% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 9% Theft/robberies
  • 7% Criminal activity near campus
  • 7% Unlit pathways
  • 5% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 5% Lack of safety escort services
  • 5% Non-students on campus
  • 2% Walking alone
  • 0% Gang violence
  • 0% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 0% Violence among students

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 14 responses

  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 7% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 14% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 14% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 36% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 29% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 14 responses

  • 7% We have campus police?
  • 14% Not very visible.
  • 14% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 50% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 14% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 14 responses

  • 14% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 0% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 50% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 36% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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