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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Students have complained of lax campus safety, especially at parties. Our emergency phones are pretty inaccesible as they are in random areas. It's hard for me to say because I tend to lead a pretty cautious lifestyle and never have to interact with security on campus.

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2 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Unfortunately, with loads of alcohol consumption, the line between consent and rape is often blurred significantly and sexual assault happens.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are campus security officers around campus for the majority of the day. On the most part, I feel very safe on my campus, even if I'm walking back to my room at three in the morning. I probably wouldn't feel the same way if I had ended up going to a larger university with different resources and safety measures in place.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: very safe campus, Camp sec just wants kids to be safe. aren't tough on alcohol but more than willing to escort you home at night if you do feel scared, or give you a ride if you have had a little to much.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I have never felt personally threatened or in any danger on campus. Campus security is friendly, accessible, and present at every large event. The largest concern is theft, especially from kids from nearby towns, and having a bike lock is a must. However, the dorms are all secure, and many people leave their skateboards outside of buildings regularly with no problems, as long as they are in at night.

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Claremont College students don’t think about safety on a daily basis for one reason: they don’t have to. From walking alone at night to leaving laptops out in the library, Claremont students forget that safety can be a concern.

All Claremont campuses are equipped with college safety standards such as the blue-light call-boxes, rape whistles, student escorts, campus security, and cooperation with local police. Dorms require an ID card to swipe in, and all doors have either lock and key or a punch code. The only safety complaints are the occasional townie that tries to crash parties. But thanks to security outside almost every party, incidents are rare. Parties are safe because they are almost always on campus, which means safety precautions are always taken.

The town of Claremont/Village is so safe that students feel comfortable walking by themselves at any hour of night. If there was any safety problem, it would be petty theft. Most CMC students are comfortable with leaving laptops out and bikes unlocked, which has ended poorly for some. Even so, Claremont is small enough that computers and bicycles are usually recovered. 

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 1
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 27
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 2
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
The Claremont Colleges Department of Campus Safety
251 E. 11th St.
(909) 621-8170
Safety Services
  • Call-boxes
  • Self-defense PE classes
  • Sexual assault awareness and protection workshop
  • Student escort service
Health Center
Health Education Outreach
757 College Way
(909) 607-3602
Health Services
  • Blood tests
  • Counseling services
  • Eating disorder awareness
  • Flu shots
  • General check-ups
  • Immunizations
  • Vision tests
  • Women's health services
  • X-rays
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
  • HEO provides all kinds of free goodies for safer sex. For those not interested, or otherwise unsuccessful in love, they provide workshops in self pleasure.
  • Dorms can schedule a lounge massage lesson for stress relief!
  • Generally, city police are not allowed on campus unless invited by Camp Sec, so get friendly with your local officers if you anticipate any "incidents."

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 17 responses

  • 24% None
  • 18% Excessive drinking
  • 18% Non-students on campus
  • 12% Theft/robberies
  • 6% Drugs
  • 6% Unlit pathways
  • 6% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 3% Dorm safety
  • 3% Walking alone
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 3% Criminal activity near campus
  • 0% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 0% Lack of safety escort services
  • 0% Violence among students
  • 0% Gang violence

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 6 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 17 responses

  • 24% High quality, very convenient.
  • 47% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 6% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 18% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 6% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 17 responses

  • 12% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 71% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 6% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 12% Not very visible.
  • 0% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 16 responses

  • 69% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 25% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 6% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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