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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: It is not the best but it is not the worst. I feel we need more of security presence on our campus. I feel we need more lighting when we're walking back from night classes, and I feel that is a very serious issue that has not been addressed. Anyone can access to our campus, so I think we need more surveillance. I had to go to the police office to report a crime, and the T.V. was so loud that they could not hear me knocking on the door. I feel our security should definitely be addressed.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: We don't have much crime, and the health center is good!

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Wesleyan College is located in a urban peaceful area. There are not many safety issues, but if a situation occurs Wesleyan's security is always present and can be easy to reach on campus.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: polices on campus all the time to make sure everything is okay, and there is a nurse on campus who can perscribe medicine for you if needed.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus police are always available and will escort you anywhere if you feel unsafe or uncomfortable. The dorms aren't as clean as they could be, but everyone is different. Also, we don't have a permanent nurse so you will have to schedule your sickness around her availability.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 77th
    Safest Campuses
  • 797th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 1318th
    Most Visible Campus Police

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Francesca Landsman
Marietta, GA
Grad Year
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Wesleyan is a very safe campus, thanks to the work of the police chief and officers. Students feel safest in the residence halls because the outside doors automatically lock after closing. Therefore, only those with keys to each residence hall can open those doors. Room doors also lock automatically as an extra precaution, ensuring a secure environment from thieves or unwanted guests. The only unsafe areas are the woods/arboretum trails after dark; however, students feel comfortable walking around the rest of school grounds because campus police patrol campus in 45-minute rotations every hour and are available 24/7. Health Services consists of a family nurse practitioner, who can treat minor injuries and illnesses, and a physician that is available by appointment. Other services available to students include flu shots, pap smears, and informational programs on health-related topics.

College policy requires all traditional and residential students to have health insurance for each academic year. For students without personal coverage (HMO or PPO plan), they will be provided with Pearce and Pearce Insurance by the College and charged an additional fee. Individuals who have coverage that extends to the Macon area can easily waive the fee and continue to be on their own plan.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 1
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 3
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 1
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Campus Police
Porter Building, Second floor
(478) 757-5138
Safety Services
  • Emergency phones are located at the front of each dorm building.
  • Gate closures: The only gate open 24/7 is the main gate; all others are closed from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Monday through Friday and 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.
  • Wesleyan ALERT (messaging service)
Health Center
Health Services
Huckabee Hall
(478) 757-4025
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Health education
  • Minor injuries
  • Primary medical care
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
In an emergency situation, campus police can transport a student to the nearest medical facility.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 14 responses

  • 25% Unlit pathways
  • 14% Non-students on campus
  • 14% None
  • 11% Theft/robberies
  • 11% Walking alone
  • 7% Criminal activity near campus
  • 4% Dorm safety
  • 4% Excessive drinking
  • 4% Lack of safety escort services
  • 4% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 4% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 0% Drugs
  • 0% Gang violence
  • 0% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 0% Violence among students

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 14 responses

  • 29% High quality, very convenient.
  • 43% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 14% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 14% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 13 responses

  • 54% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 46% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 0% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 0% Not very visible.
  • 0% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 14 responses

  • 79% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 14% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 7% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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