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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Very safe but cops are very unpredictable with ticket writing!

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Berry College is a very safe and secure place for students. Workers monitor cars that enter into the gates of Berry and campus police is always on patrol.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Berry's location makes it relatively safe, and campus police are present and usually helpful. However, problems do exist, and people sometimes gain a false sense of security.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have no problems whatsoever after one semester. The school has been very proactive in bringing awareness to sexual safety and awareness.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Berry police officers go through more training than regular police officers do. They go through police academy and then through a special program in order to work at Berry. Berry is a very safe school. There is at least 1 cop patrolling at night and there are 911 emergency calls all over campus. There is also a gate at the front of the school and it closes after 7 and the only way you can get on campus is if you have a student id or if you are on the guest list. I feel very safe on my campus. There have been no rape or assaults cases ever placed on campus and it's overall just very protected.

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Campus police have a strong presence at Berry. They enforce campus-wide rules effectively and are quick to respond when needed. In addition, resident assistants enforce housing rules and address noise problems in a timely manner, even if they are more lax with upperclassmen. When it comes to issues like alcohol, though, the general consensus is that the rules are only enforced when students are overt and loud about its presence. It’s an out-of-sight, out-of-mind issue, but if someone is tipped off that alcohol is present, RAs are expected to follow up on that person. Berry’s community-feel has caused many students to leave their dorm rooms unlocked and to be unafraid to venture around town at 2 a.m. Recently, however, a female student was attacked in a parking lot at night, and the attacker was never caught. Instances like these do not happen very often, being only the second known incident in two years, but students should be more aware of their surroundings. Make sure, when possible, that you travel with friends at night and have Campus Safety’s number in your cell phone; Berry makes sure you memorize it when you first come to campus to make you feel safer at all times.

If students are having health issues, they can go to the Ladd Center, which is the infirmary on campus. Students have complained that they are not the most reliable when calling in prescriptions, but they do offer free flu shots a couple of times per year, and they were able to give students the H1N1 vaccine for free, as well. In addition, there is a doctor and gynecologist on campus; you need to call to make an appointment, and there can be additional costs.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 8
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 1
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Berry College Police
490186 Berry College
(706) 236-2262 emergency; (706) 368-6999 non-emergency
Safety Services
  • 24-hour patrol
  • Berry Alerts
  • Emergency stations in parking lots throughout campus
Health Center
Health and Wellness Center
Behind the Science Building
Ext. 2262
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy injections
  • Flu injections
  • Medical equipment
  • Prescriptions
  • Referrals
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 33 responses

  • 20% None
  • 15% Walking alone
  • 11% Non-students on campus
  • 11% Unlit pathways
  • 8% Drugs
  • 8% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 6% Excessive drinking
  • 6% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 6% Theft/robberies
  • 5% Dorm safety
  • 3% Criminal activity near campus
  • 2% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 0% Gang violence
  • 0% Lack of safety escort services

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 14 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 would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 32 responses

  • 25% High quality, very convenient.
  • 41% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 3% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 19% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 9% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 3% Poor quality, not very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 33 responses

  • 36% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 58% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 3% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 3% Not very visible.
  • 0% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 33 responses

  • 73% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 27% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 0% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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