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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: It's a safe campus, but if you wander off campus and into meadville after dark you could very easily run into trouble. Don't get me wrong, meadville residents are great and the town is growing on me, but I know quite a few people who've run into some less than pleasant situations after dark. Again, to reiterate-- campus: very safe, off campus: safe until dark.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have never felt threatened on campus. Security at night is pretty abundant and I have had them walk be back to my dorm sometimes at night and they were more than willing to help. Sexual assault is on campus, like any campus, but not as much as most colleges I feel. If something looks like there is anything wrong, 9 times out of 10, someone will intervene, or walk someone home to make sure they are safe. If someone has had to much to drink students are more than willing to take care of each other as well.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Walking back from the library at night is a little creepy, but that's just because I'm paranoid and always think someone is walking behind me or something. Also, the lights along certain pathways aren't always lit, so that freaks me out a little bit too if I'm walking by myself. Other than that, though, I honestly haven't been in a situation where I didn't feel safe on campus.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I am not too worried about safety the health center could be better.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have yet to feel uncomfortable on campus though I am aware that the rape culture at our school is very prevalent and that our security is going everything they can to help victims get justice.

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The Winslow Health Center exists on campus with a couple of nurse practitioners available each day until 4 p.m. They are stocked with medicine for most anything, excluding reproductive health; the Health Center does not carry birth control or Plan B, although about a quarter of the students they see seek contraception or help with sexual health problems.

An honor code exists on campus that students sign when they first enroll, stating that the student will not cheat, steal, or violate College policies on harassment or discrimination. The students abide by this policy surprisingly well. Many students don't think twice about walking home alone after dark or leaving their laptops and books at a table if they want to go grab some food between study sessions. Security often provides rides to students into town to pick up a prescription, get a doctor's checkup, or go to the hospital if sick. There are several call-boxes across campus, but they are rarely used, although Security will certainly walk students home if called. Brooks Hall remains unlocked all day because it also holds a dining hall, but the rest of the dorms require card access to enter. There are no security cameras or anything to monitor the buildings or labs, but crime generally stays low.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 1
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 5
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 4
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Office of Campus Security
Newton Observatory
(814) 332-3357
sites.allegheny.edu/security/
Safety Services
  • Campus patrol
  • Emergency medical transport
  • Emergency phones
  • Escort service
  • Lost and found service
  • Motor pool
Health Center
Winslow Health Center
Schultz Hall
(814) 332-4355
sites.allegheny.edu/healthcenter/
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Health Services
  • Basic medical services
  • STD screenings
Day Care Services?
No

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 44 responses

  • 30% None
  • 9% Criminal activity near campus
  • 9% Non-students on campus
  • 9% Theft/robberies
  • 9% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 7% Walking alone
  • 6% Excessive drinking
  • 6% Unlit pathways
  • 4% Dorm safety
  • 4% Drugs
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 0% Gang violence

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 43 responses

  • 14% High quality, very convenient.
  • 26% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 14% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 33% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 9% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 5% Poor quality, not very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 44 responses

  • 7% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 73% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 18% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 2% Not very visible.
  • 0% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 44 responses

  • 45% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 45% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 7% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 2% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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