Health & Safety

Alliance, OH
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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I don't really have any problems with health or safety on campus.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The campus police are always just a call away and they also ride around campus patrolling it to make sure everything is all right.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: They roll around often but they are not really personable if you know what I mean, they play favorites.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are a few incidents on campus but overall it is safe. I feel safe walking home from the library at nights and if I really need help then campus security is very convenient.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel pretty safe on campus. The campus security really makes me feel safe and there is a health center for if you become ill.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 652nd
    Safest Campuses
  • 976th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 1364th
    Best Student Health Center

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Stephanie Monsanty
Doylestown, OH
English Literature & History
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Most students will tell you that they feel very safe at the University of Mount Union. Campus is small, and for many, it's not a big deal to walk alone, even at night. The campus itself usually isn't perceived as dangerous, except for theft and robbery that sometimes occurs in the residence halls; however, many students look at the city of Alliance with suspicion. Two of the things that concern Mount students most are criminal activity in the surrounding area and nonstudents (known as "townies") who venture onto campus. However, there are eight emergency phones scattered around, and Campus Security is highly visible. You can always call them to report something suspicious or to get a ride if you don't feel comfortable walking. 

Students feel pretty secure with the safety measures on campus, but they have less trust in the Mount Union Health Center. A common complaint is that hours are inconvenient (an actual doctor is only available one hour per day) and it is closed on the weekends. Unless you do see the doctor, you will be examined by a nurse who can treat your symptoms, but not much else. Flu shots and other vaccines are available, often for free, which is a plus. For after-hours care or emergencies, students can go to the Alliance Community Hospital, located just a few blocks from campus.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 31
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 1
  • Sex Offenses: 1
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Campus Safety and Security
39 West Hartshorn St.
(330) 428-1344
Safety Services
  • Emergency phones
  • Emergency response
  • Fire safety
  • Lockout assistance
  • Medical transportation
  • Parking enforcement
  • Safety escort service
  • Traffic control
  • Vehicle assistance
Health Center
Health Center
Ramsayer Student Health Center Building
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Health Services
  • Care for short-term illnesses and injuries
  • Shots and vaccinations
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
Mount Union uses the Connect-ED communication system to let students and faculty know about campus emergencies. You can opt to be alerted through an e-mail, a phone call, or even a text message.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 39 responses

  • 18% Criminal activity near campus
  • 17% Theft/robberies
  • 17% None
  • 13% Non-students on campus
  • 8% Walking alone
  • 6% Drugs
  • 6% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 5% Excessive drinking
  • 3% Gang violence
  • 3% Unlit pathways
  • 3% Violence among students
  • 1% Lack of safety escort services
  • 1% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 0% Dorm safety
  • 0% Lack of/broken emergency phones

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 39 responses

  • 5% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 54% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 5% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 21% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 15% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 39 responses

  • 0% We have campus police?
  • 0% Not very visible.
  • 21% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 51% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 28% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 39 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 8% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 56% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 36% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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