Health & Safety

Location
Ripon, WI
Undergrads
921
Tuition
$30,110
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel safe on campus, which is good because there are scary paths.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: It's easy to find help if you need it, but being so small there isn't much risk of anything happening.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Ripon is a very safe community. There is what is called "The Ripon Bubble". The explanation is nothing bad happens in Ripon. Security does not crack down on drinking as long as you are not being belligerent. The police are only the really ones who really crack down. Health services are awesome and free!

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Very comfortable being on campus, not really anything to worry about.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The crime rate on campus is usually pretty low. Safety is pretty high. I don't usually feel as though something bad is going to happen to me, but as always you still want to be alert.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 158th
    Safest Campuses
  • 312nd
    Best Student Health Center
  • 854th
    Most Visible Campus Police

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kate Amell
Hometown
New Richmond, WI
Major
English
Grad Year
2013
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Ripon, as a whole, is a very safe place to live. It is a small town and community, and people watch out for each other. Most places close around 9 or 10 p.m., so the small amount of traffic gets reduced. It's safe to walk alone, and everything is nearby. Campus security is present and proactive. They have a phone number where they can be reached, and they will pick up students and give them rides back to their residence halls. They also do walk-throughs of all the residence halls a few times each night and are always available to investigate any situation or complaint. They are very friendly and willing to help. Although theft on campus isn't a huge problem, students should still be smart. Lock your room and any valuables you have because it pays to be safe. Don't assume that just because you know most of campus that your things are automatically safe. It is very likely that you won't encounter any problems during your time at Ripon College, but why take a risk when it can be easily prevented?

There is a campus nurse who can examine students for basic illnesses and colds, and prescribe antibiotics. Also on campus are two counselors who are available for students to meet with on a regular basis, a few times, or one time only. They encourage students to stop by for any reason at all—their doors are always open. All of the health and counseling services staff members are friendly and helpful.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 8
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Safety and Security
829 Congress St.
aaplant@ripon.edu
www.ripon.edu/offices_resources/safety
Safety Services
  • Escort service
  • Keycard readers
  • Night-watch security
Health Center
Health Services
Bartlett Hall
(920) 748-8141
ripon.edu/offices_resources/health
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Acute care of illness and emergencies
  • Counseling services
  • Health and wellness promotion
Day Care Services?
No

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 18 responses

  • 46% None
  • 15% Excessive drinking
  • 12% Non-students on campus
  • 8% Drugs
  • 8% Theft/robberies
  • 8% Walking alone
  • 4% Criminal activity near campus
  • 0% Dorm safety
  • 0% Gang violence
  • 0% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 0% Lack of safety escort services
  • 0% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 0% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 0% Unlit pathways
  • 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.
  • 6% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 6% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 50% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 39% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 17 responses

  • 6% We have campus police?
  • 0% Not very visible.
  • 0% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 82% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 12% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 17 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 0% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 41% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 59% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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