Health & Safety

Location
Providence, RI
Undergrads
3,791
Tuition
$42,206
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: There is a lot of internal campus crime and crime from the locals that come from off campus. This crime generally stems from students being careless or under the influence of alcohol. The safety and security officers generally do their best to help students stay safe, especially on the weekends.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: While some of the area outside campus are a little dangerous, security is always present on campus and understands the needs of students.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The infamous alcohol transport is probably the worst thing to have happen. Security and EMS show up wherever you are and bring you to the hospital. It's a $2000 hospital and ambulance charge and an ugly phone call with the parents. To avoid it know your alcohol limits and if you are in that bad of a state, have your friends hide and take care of you. There is gang violence off campus so be careful at night.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Rarely does anyone seem to report theft at PC. Campus Security is great. Campus is safe, but it does make me nervous to be on campus on weekends when half the population is drunk out of their minds. There are frequent crimes committed near campus, but the school does report these incidents to the students as a notice. Just off campus is very sketchy.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Just dont go too far from campus alone

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 524th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 596th
    Safest Campuses
  • 1126th
    Most Visible Campus Police

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Amanda Mathieu
Hometown
Groton, CT
Major
English/Business
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There's an age-old question that haunts parents of college-bound children: Is my child going to be safe at school? Providence College takes safety and security seriously, as the numerous lectures on it during orientation and freshman year prove. While freshman girls may feel that living in an all-girl dorm, which requires males to sign in, is like living in a prison, others consider the Huxley Avenue entrance a security joke. Overall, PC has put into place numerous security measures to ensure both student and parental peace of mind. The use of common sense and awareness of one’s surroundings is the best preventative measure. General consensus relates, “I have never felt unsafe at PC.”

Operating on the blue-light system, PC has emergency call-boxes all over campus. Escort and shuttle services are available, and the all-female dorms are monitored by guards. While getting on to campus is simple, the real safety of students is up to themselves—that is why they are constantly reminded not to let anyone we do not know into the card-controlled dorms. PC security can boast of a fantastic reaction time and personal concern for the students. The administration excels in keeping students informed by posting occurrences and security concerns.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 14
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 1
  • Sex Offenses: 2
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
(401) 865-2222 (emergencies) (401) 865-2391 (non-emergencies)
Safety Services
  • 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols
  • Controlled dormitory access
  • Emergency phones
  • Late-night shuttle and escort services
  • Lighted pathways and sidewalks
  • Rape defense classes (RAD)
  • Student patrols
Health Center
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. EMT: Monday-Friday 4:30 p.m.-8:30 a.m.
Health Services
  • Basic medical services
  • Gynecological clinic
Day Care Services?
No
Did You Know?
  • The Health Center has a doctor available at 9 a.m. Monday through Friday. The Personal Counseling Center works in cooperation with Health Services for counseling and psychological services.
  • There is a police substation one block from campus, so there are always Providence police patrolling the streets surrounding PC.
  • PC now has a shuttle service Thursday through Sunday nights that circles the streets surrounding PC so students don't have to walk alone through the neighborhood.
  • An emergency notification system alerts students by way of text message, voicemail, and e-mail about any emergencies that take place on campus.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 26 responses

  • 25% Criminal activity near campus
  • 19% Excessive drinking
  • 12% Theft/robberies
  • 12% Walking alone
  • 10% Drugs
  • 8% Gang violence
  • 4% Non-students on campus
  • 4% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 4% None
  • 0% Dorm safety
  • 0% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 0% Lack of safety escort services
  • 0% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 0% Unlit pathways
  • 0% Violence among students

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 26 responses

  • 4% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 12% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 15% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 35% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 35% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 26 responses

  • 0% We have campus police?
  • 4% Not very visible.
  • 0% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 62% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 35% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 26 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 4% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 62% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 35% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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