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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Public Safety keeps a close eye on campus

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I don't about a lot of campus crime, however, sexual harassment is a huge problem here. I can't walk from one place to the other without being cat called. Fortunately, I have been raised to stand up for myself but there are others who don't or won't. I wish we were able to get into all buildings on campus. I am a theatre person and when I am involved in a show I am frequently traveling back from the theater late at night. There have been several times when I have felt threatened or unsafe. That being said, if something were to happen I would not be able to escape knowing that I can only get into my building which is on the opposite side of campus. This makes me feel very nervous every night. Also, because of this people leave doors to our buildings propped open. I have returned to my building well into the night and have found the door propped open. This is a major safety concern.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: There isn't much the college can do if things aren't reported. Often things such as self-harm go unreported when they should be reported.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel relatively safe on campus and the health center is great.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I haven't felt unsafe here. Its a small school with not very much traffic by strangers.

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The campus is very secure. Public Safety follows good policies and keeps the students safe. There has been some crime on campus—such as car break-ins, room break-ins, and vandalism—but not much else. If students are wary about walking around on campus alone at night, Public Safety will pick up students in golf carts and escort them to another area of campus. Public Safety is available 24/7 and does patrols around campus all night. The most unsafe areas on campus would be the outskirts of campus property, the areas that meet with the town's community. The community isn't particularly unsafe, but the campus is just safer.

The Proctor Health Center is accessible, and the nurses are very friendly. They do whatever they can to make sure you are healthy and feel better if you are sick. If you need a prescription, they call it in for you and let you know when it will be ready for pickup at the pharmacy.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 1
  • Burglary: 13
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Public Safety
In Jann House behind Hurley Hall
(704) 637-4000
www.catawba.edu/administrative/studentaffairs/publicsafety
Safety Services
  • Emergency phones
  • Escorts
Health Center
Proctor Student Health Center
Located in the Cannon Student Center
(704) 637-4404
www.catawba.edu/administrative/studentaffairs/healthcenter
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Health Services
  • Free over-the-counter medication
  • Lab testing
  • Management of acute problems
Day Care Services?
No

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 11 responses

  • 15% Non-students on campus
  • 10% Excessive drinking
  • 10% Criminal activity near campus
  • 10% Theft/robberies
  • 7% None
  • 7% Unlit pathways
  • 5% Dorm safety
  • 5% Drugs
  • 5% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 5% Lack of safety escort services
  • 5% Walking alone
  • 5% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 5% Gang violence
  • 5% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 2% Violence among students

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 11 responses

  • 55% High quality, very convenient.
  • 27% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 0% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 9% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 9% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 11 responses

  • 9% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 64% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 18% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 0% Not very visible.
  • 9% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 11 responses

  • 27% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 45% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 18% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 9% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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