AC is a close community, so it's easy to spot the outsiders who occasionally come onto campus because they're the faces you don't recognize. The fact that it is a walking campus without roads running through really cuts down on the strangers on campus. The area surrounding the school can be sketchy at times, but students are smart, and the campus police are always on the lookout. You will constantly see them zipping around in their carts. In terms of safety services on campus, there are blue security phones throughout campus, the campus police offer an escort service late at night, and all the residence halls require an ID card to access 24 hours a day. While there are some cases of crime, any real incidents aside from petty theft, very rarely take place, and you can trust most of your fellow students to look out for you and your belongings. Still it is always advisable to practice general safety. It isn’t advised to walk alone at night, particularly off campus. It is usually easy to find a ride, and when at a party off campus, there are always DDs willing to bring you back home.
As for health, make sure to wash your hands frequently. You live in a petri-dish at a college, especially if you are in dorms, and the flu can quickly spread across campus. Illnesses runs rampant through this small student population that lives in close contact. Once one person is sick, 20 people are sure to follow. Luckily, Health Services will take care of you when it happens. There's a nurse on duty five days a week for eight hours a day, and the doctor comes four days a week for an hour. Even if it's just a cold, it's worth seeing the nurse. It's free, you'll get over-the-counter medication, and you'll be excused from any missed classes. Aside from basic medical care, there are also counseling services available by two licensed counselors.