Health & Safety

Location
Orono, ME
Undergrads
7,549
Tuition (in-state)
$26,308 ($10,588)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: There isn't a lot of lighting at night even near some of the roads. The call boxes also seem to be far and few of them.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Most cases the safety and security on campus is great. However one personal experience I have with a health situation was not handled appropriately. The university ambulance was called to my friends dorm who needed medical assistance and they needed to be brought to the hospital. When the ambulance arrived there were two freshman and one junior working. There were completely unprofessional and did not give my friend the treatment she needed in the emergency. Multiple fraternities are known for drugging and raping girls and it has been rumored that the school did not do anything about these cases.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I know last year two women were raped in a campus parking lot, and that makes me feel somewhat unsafe. I carry pepper spray when I come back to the dorms after work at night.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I had to go there once this year. they were very polite and I did not have to wait a long time.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have never experienced any issues

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 472nd
    Safest Campuses
  • 951st
    Best Student Health Center
  • 1261st
    Most Visible Campus Police

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Justin Wozniski
Hometown
Lancaster County, Pa.
Major
Journalism
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The campus has a very low crime rate and nearly nonexistent violent crime. One of the leading campus crime problems is drinking and driving. Operating Under the Influence, or OUI rates, have been increasing in recent years. Campus security is very aware of the presence of OUI occurances and takes stringent measures to prevent them from occurring. Public Safety makes regular patrols of campus roadways and College Avenue, including fraternity houses and the corresponding parking lots. The patrols are much more intense Thursday nights through Sunday mornings. Public Safety officers and security guards make regular patrols of campus buildings, including residence halls. Inside the residence halls, an on-duty RA makes hourly rounds throughout the building to check on residents.

Public Safety also provides escorts around campus at night if students feel uncomfortable walking alone. Since walking alone is not recommended at night in even the safest environments, the campus has volunteers who will walk with students at night through the Campus Walking Companions program. The campus is well-lit at night, especially around buildings and in frequented walking areas, near classrooms, the Mall, and Memorial Union. Parking lots, streets, and walking paths are all appropriately lit for safe travel and walking. Some areas that are not frequented at night may have less adequate lighting, so a Campus Walking Companion may be desirable in those areas during late hours. Campus Walking companions are available Sunday to Thursday from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. and Friday to Saturday from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. To request a walking companion during these hours, call (207) 581-WALK (9255).

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 1
  • Arson: 11
  • Burglary: 44
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 1
  • Sex Offenses: 7
  • Vehicle Theft: 2
Security Office
Department of Public Safety
81 Rangeley Road
(207) 581-4040
umaine.edu/police
Safety Services
  • Bicycle registration
  • Bicycle, foot, horseback, and vehicle patrols
  • Campus Eyes (confidential crime reporting system)
  • Campus Walking Companions
  • Crime prevention publicity
  • Electronic alarm systems
  • HELP call-boxes (throughout campus and University trails)
  • Key tag registration
  • Late Night Local bus service
  • Police escort services
  • Public Safety patrols
  • Rape Aggression Defense Program
  • Rape Awareness Education and Prevention
  • Residence hall security
  • Vehicle Unlocking Service
Health Center
Cutler Health Center
Long Road
(207) 581-4000
www.emmc.org/cutler.aspx
Monday–Thursday 8 a.m.–6 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy shots
  • Ambulance services
  • Counseling center
  • Foreign travel medicine
  • Immunizations
  • Laboratory services
  • Massage therapy
  • Minor surgery
  • Nurse triage
  • Optometry
  • Orthopedics
  • Physical exams
  • Physical therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Radiology services
  • Women's health care
Day Care Services?
No
Did You Know?
  • Butler Health Center provides non-prescription contraceptives, such as condoms and dental dams at no charge to students in an effort to help prevent pregnancy and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.
  • The University Volunteer Ambulance Corps (UVAC) provides students with the opportunity to work in emergency medical response services.
  • Late Night Local is a transport bus service for weeknights, sponsored by the Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity and Gamma Sigma Sigma sorority (frequently referred to as the "Drunk Bus")
  • MaineCard student identification cards are used for residence hall access. All residents have access to all residence halls until 9 p.m., after which the card only permits access to the student's own residence hall.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 61 responses

  • 19% None
  • 17% Excessive drinking
  • 14% Drugs
  • 12% Unlit pathways
  • 12% Walking alone
  • 8% Theft/robberies
  • 7% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 5% Non-students on campus
  • 3% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 2% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 1% Criminal activity near campus
  • 0% Dorm safety
  • 0% Gang violence
  • 0% Lack of safety escort services

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 60 responses

  • 2% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 2% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 20% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 10% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 25% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 42% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 60 responses

  • 0% We have campus police?
  • 2% Not very visible.
  • 10% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 55% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 33% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 61 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 5% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 61% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 34% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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