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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: The campus is very small and very safe. Everyone knows everyone else, and if there ever is an issue all you have to do is ask for help and someone will be there.

2 College Junior

Health & Safety: Security and the counseling center are known for being biased against races and sexual orientation. Sexual assaults are swept under the rug. It is easier to get a hold of another student if you are in trouble than it is to get a hold of security.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Pretty safe. Academic buildings are checked and locked at midnight every night

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus is poorly lit and split down the middle by a high-speed road...

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There's not a lot of on campus crime or sexual assaults. I feel like it's all basically off campus at houses or near campus. The town of Meadville is hella sketchy


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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
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
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Health Services
  • Basic medical services
  • STD screenings
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 52 responses

  • 29% None
  • 9% Criminal activity near campus
  • 8% Non-students on campus
  • 8% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 7% Drugs
  • 7% Walking alone
  • 7% Theft/robberies
  • 6% Excessive drinking
  • 6% Unlit pathways
  • 5% Dorm safety
  • 3% Lack of safety escort services
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 0% Gang violence

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 20 responses

Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
  • Alcohol plays a significant role in sexual assault on campus.
  • Campus administrators provide a supportive environment for victims of sexual assault.
  • Campus administrators work hard to actively prevent sexual assaults on our campus.
  • A friend, a classmate, or I have been a victim of sexual assault on/near our campus.
  • Our campus has easily accessible support services in place to address sexual assaults.
  • Sexual assaults are a serious problem on campus.
  • Students take the issue of sexual assault on campus seriously.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 52 responses

  • 10% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 71% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 15% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 4% Not very visible.
  • 0% We have campus police?

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

  • 43% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 48% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 7% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 3% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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