Health & Safety

Waterville, ME
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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I never feel unsafe at Thomas College. It is such a good size campus, you are never alone for too long.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Completely Safe – Public safety has only one office on campus but because the school is so small it is easy for them to get around quickly. Also, if something happens like someone breaks something in the dorms then by the next day everyone knows because of word of mouth. It's not easy to get away with any crimes at Thomas because someone always will see you.

College Student

Health & Safety: Pretty Much No Security – you really are just expected to follow the rules, there is really no security

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Safety and Campus Measures – Being a commuter, I don't see as much of this as a commuter would. As for personal safety and crime, there isn't a lot of it. I feel safe walking around campus, but if I'm here after dark, I do pay more attention and am more aware of my surroundings, but that's something that I do everywhere, not just at school.

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4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Really Safe – I feel very safe. The students carry around passes with codes on them for each building, and the cards are the only way to get into the buildings. What I really like about the college is that there are two security guards in each dormitory who watch over the area to make sure no one gets hurt and that no one sneaks anyone in and out.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 447th
    Safest Campuses
  • 468th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 640th
    Best Student Health Center

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Shelby Gilcott
Norridgewock, Maine
Sport Management
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After arriving on campus, new students say they immediately feel safe. There are numerous emergency blue lights around campus; press the button to connect directly to Public Safety—which is on duty 24/7—anytime you don’t feel completely safe while walking on campus. The campus is also well lit. Lights line all sidewalks throughout campus, which is especially helpful for students who have night classes or events they would like to attend at night. Safety whistles are another safety service available to students, which helps to give them a greater peace of mind while at Thomas. Theft has been an issue in the past but is easily controlled on this small campus. But, overall, crime and unsafe situations are very rare on campus, and Thomas’ Public Safety staff is to thank for this. Public Safety is also very easy to contact by phone, and the number is usually found in every student's cell phone.

It is important to know that all safety resources are available to commuter students, as well as residents. For example, if a student's car won't start, Public Safety will assist right away, regardless of a student’s status. Also, another convenience for students (especially new ones) is that the Public Safety office is located in the first-year student residence hall (GPH), as is the Health Center. So first-year students have easy access to these important resources.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 5
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Office of Public Safety
Grant, Heath and Parks (GPH) residence halls
(207) 859-1399
Safety Services
  • Assistance with car emergencies
  • Crime and fire prevention programs
  • Emergency blue-lights
  • Escort service
  • Lost and found
  • Monthly fire drills
  • Safety whistle program
Health Center
Thomas Health Center
Grant Hall
(207) 859-1401
Monday and Friday 8 a.m.-12 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 8 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Wednesday 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Health Services
  • Basic medical care
  • Health education programs
  • Immunizations
  • Referrals
  • Women's health
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 11 responses

  • 50% None
  • 11% Excessive drinking
  • 11% Non-students on campus
  • 6% Criminal activity near campus
  • 6% Drugs
  • 6% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 6% Theft/robberies
  • 6% Violence among students
  • 0% Dorm safety
  • 0% Gang violence
  • 0% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 0% Lack of safety escort services
  • 0% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 0% Unlit pathways
  • 0% Walking alone

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 10 responses

  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 20% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 10% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 10% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 60% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 8 responses

  • 0% We have campus police?
  • 25% Not very visible.
  • 0% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 50% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 25% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 9 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 11% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 22% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 67% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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