Health & Safety

Middletown, CT
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3 College Senior

Health & Safety: I know strange people sometimes appear on campus in people's dorm rooms.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus police are really helpful. If you're working late in a classroom they'll keep it open for you, and they also will open buildings for you after hours if you need to get something. For parties that have to shutdown they will just clear everyone out. For alcohol poisoning or other related incidents it's safe to call them even if underage as you get one freebie. Even after that they mostly just care about your safety and punishments are lenient.

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4 College Student

Health & Safety: Public safety officers are incredibly kind and honestly just want to help you. They won't be excessively rude or necessary when it comes to taking action. The biggest problem with the health center is that it's not open past 5:00

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Public Safety effectively takes care of every situation, definitely not over-bearing, and understanding. PSafe does a good job of ensuring the safety of students.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I've always felt safe on Wesleyan's campus. There are mostly people around and it is well lit.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 206th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 529th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 564th
    Safest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Anya Morgan
Los Angeles
English and French
Grad Year
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Wesleyan students have a traditionally tense relationship with the residents of Middletown, and the town itself is not especially safe. While the city is said to have been voted one of the best small-town Main streets (presumably because of all the delicious restaurants), there is enough crime that Wesleyan recommends its students not to walk alone at night. Every once in a while, students will get an email about a mugging or something of the sort, but generally, as long as you're smart about where/when you walk, you will be fine.

Students say that they feel safe walking on campus because Public Safety officers patrol the campus day and night. There is also a program called "The Ride" that can pick kids up if they feel unsafe walking at night. The newly instituted "Blirp-It" system (meaning of acronym unknown, even by the people who created it) allows kids to check where The Ride is at all times so they can be picked up more easily.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 37
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 1
  • Sex Offenses: 1
  • Vehicle Theft: 1
Security Office
Office of Public Safety
208 High St.
(860) 685-3333 emergencies; (860) 685-2345 nonemergencies
Safety Services
  • Blue-light emergency phones
  • Identification cards
  • Operation identification
  • Safety shuttle
  • Sexual assault awareness
  • Whistle Program
Health Center
Davison Health Center
327 High St.
(860) 685-2470
Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Health Services
  • Basic medical services
  • Confidential consultation
  • Gynecological health
  • Health education
  • HIV and STI screenings
  • Immunization and other injections
  • Pharmaceuticals
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
There are nearly 70 blue-light phones on campus, though most complaint calls come in via cell phone.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 24 responses

  • 18% Non-students on campus
  • 18% Theft/robberies
  • 16% Criminal activity near campus
  • 12% Excessive drinking
  • 9% None
  • 7% Drugs
  • 7% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 5% Walking alone
  • 4% Unlit pathways
  • 2% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 2% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 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 24 responses

  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 4% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 4% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 25% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 12% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 54% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 25 responses

  • 4% We have campus police?
  • 8% Not very visible.
  • 24% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 52% 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 24 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 12% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 33% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 54% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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