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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel completely safe on campus. I feel fine walking around alone at night. No one here really worries about theft, I am sure it happens sometimes, but for the most part, people are comfortable leaving things around as it generally isn't a big deal here.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus crime is very low. I personally have never felt threatened walking alone across campus at night.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Health and safety are taken very seriously on campus. It is believed that physical and psychological welfare have a great impact on academic performance. The school offers free health services for all students. Counselling services are also offered for students suffering any form of disorder, abuse, hurt or loss. Dordt College ensures that all students comply to campus health policies and take necessary vaccinations. This keeps individuals safe, and, in some cases, from infecting others.

5 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I can't imagine a safer campus than Dordt.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Dordt is an extremely safe place to live. There is very little crime. It is so safe that some students even leave their cars unlocked.


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Sioux Center is a sheltered community to begin with, and Dordt has its own little sheltered community within the town community, so there is no need to feel unsafe. There have been a couple instances where strange people who do not belong at Dordt have been caught wandering around campus, but with the College being small, those kinds of people are easy to pick out and get rid of before anything bad actually happens. Campus security walks around campus at night, but mostly they're looking to catch students drinking. The outside doors to the dorms lock at 10 p.m. on weeknights and lock at midnight on weekends. Your student ID card is your key to get in after those times. On the weekends, the main entrance to the dorms is the only way to get in; the outside wing doors stay locked all weekend.

Security is not really an issue, but it's tighter in some places than others. Covenant Hall is the only dorm that has security cameras in the main lobby and wing entrances. RAs sit in the lobbies of the freshman and sophomore dorms every night between 10 p.m. and 12 a.m. An RA is always on duty and can be reached by phone, but that is mostly for students who forget their IDs and get locked out. In the halls, few students actually lock their dorm doors.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 7
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Safety Services
Dordt Campus Security
Health Center
Campus Health Services
498 4th Ave. NE
(712) 722-6990
Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; 12:30 p.m.-3 p.m. by appointment.
Health Services
  • Assessment of illness and injury
  • Basic medical supplies (free of charge)
  • Clinics
  • Emergency first aid
  • Gynecological care
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Personal counseling
  • Screenings
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 20 responses

  • 71% None
  • 8% Non-students on campus
  • 4% Dorm safety
  • 4% Excessive drinking
  • 4% Unlit pathways
  • 4% Violence among students
  • 4% Theft/robberies
  • 0% Drugs
  • 0% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 0% Lack of safety escort services
  • 0% Walking alone
  • 0% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 0% Criminal activity near campus
  • 0% Gang violence
  • 0% Sexual assault/date rape

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 20 responses

  • 5% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 45% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 30% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 15% Not very visible.
  • 5% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 20 responses

  • 75% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 25% 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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