Health & Safety

Claremont, CA
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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: It's generally safe here, but there's always some worry anywhere you go. It might be a little scary walking alone on campus at night when no one is out. I feel safe in every other aspect, though.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There has never been a point where I have felt unsafe on Pitzer's campus. The campus is rather small and very community oriented. Doors to every building are locked, you must have an ID card to get in. There are emergency towers that are placed all over campus that can be used at anytime of day or night, if a real emergency were to arise. Campus security is a common presence during the day and night, especially at all parties. Pitzer did a very good job during freshman orientation making sure that all the freshman had the correct phone numbers and information to contact emergency and non-emergency campus security.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I don't ever recall feeling unsafe on campus. However, when I was a Junior, while sleeping in my dorm (my roommate in the next bed) and our room was visited by an intruder. Nothing happened to me physically, but my purse was stolen, along with my wallet and keys (including car). Campus safety took a report, but nothing came of it. After that we kept our door locked.
I didn't walk alone after a party in the middle of the night, but when I would walk alone from evening classes, I didn't feel like my safety was threatened. Still, there are always issues of safety no matter where you are, just use your common sense at Pitzer and most likely you'll be fine.
On another note, I receive a lot of parking tickets from campus safety. I ended up using the tickets as my wall paper. It was a nice pink and yellow wall by the end of the school year. Thanks campus safety!

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Crime really isn't an issue here...except for the occasional bike theft or townie sneaking up on someone running. Nothing too serious. Camp Sec is chill and they don't bother you unless you need it

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Extremely Safe – I have walked back to campus with friends at around 1 am. There is always security passing by making sure everything is okay and, no, they will not ruin your party. Unless you have a severe drinking or drug problem, there is no need to worry about feeling unsafe. Always make sure you have a buddy system! What I most worry about is my bike getting stolen. That, you do need to watch out for.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 23rd
    Safest Campuses
  • 222nd
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 1363rd
    Best Student Health Center

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Morgan Peterkin
Greenwich, CT
English and World Literature
Grad Year
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The city of Claremont is a safe community, and the majority of Pitzer students feels very safe and secure on campus. The Claremont Colleges have campus security available 24/7, as well as emergency call-boxes that will immediately alert Campus Safety if you need help. Though Claremont is a very quiet town, small crimes are committed a few times each year, such as thefts or students running into unwanted "townies" while out for a late-night run by themselves. It is for this reason that Pitzer strongly suggests traveling with at least one other person at all times. If something were to occur, the Pitzer administration always informs the entire student body of the details of the incident, including suggestions on how to avoid these circumstances from reoccurring. Pitzer students use the key-card system, which allows only students to enter Pitzer academic buildings and dormitories. Pitzer also recently installed video surveillance to keep out unwanted visitors.

The Student Health Center is a wonderful addition to the Claremont Colleges that provides physical, emotional, and psychological assistance to all students. The center, located on Pomona's campus, has a friendly staff that never hesitates to offer help.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 4
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 1
  • Vehicle Theft: 1
Security Office
Campus Security
251 E. 11th St.
(909) 621-8170
Safety Services
  • Emergency call-boxes/phones
  • Staff members available 24/7
  • Video surveillance
Health Center
Student Health Services
757 College Way
(909) 621-8222
Monday-Tuesday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Thursday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy shots
  • Lab services
  • Medications
  • Physical exams
  • Radiology
  • Screenings
  • Women's health
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
  • It's smart to have a mini-safe in your dorm room to keep valuables and medications for extra security.
  • Students not covered on other insurance plans can purchase a private health insurance policy through the College.
  • If any threat or emergency on campus is brought to Pitzer's attention, the administration sends every student an email, a phone message, and a text message alerting the student body of the situation.
  • If you lose your key card, Campus Safety will open your room for you, but watch out for the fee after three lock-outs!

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 23 responses

  • 21% None
  • 16% Theft/robberies
  • 13% Non-students on campus
  • 11% Excessive drinking
  • 8% Drugs
  • 8% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 8% Walking alone
  • 5% Criminal activity near campus
  • 5% Unlit pathways
  • 3% Dorm safety
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 0% Gang violence
  • 0% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 0% Lack of safety escort services
  • 0% Violence among students

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 22 responses

  • 5% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 9% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 41% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 23% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 14% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 9% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 22 responses

  • 5% We have campus police?
  • 9% Not very visible.
  • 14% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 64% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 9% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 23 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 0% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 22% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 78% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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