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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I always feel safe on campus, often walking alone late at night without any worries. That being said, sexual assault has been an issue on campus (as on every campus). Administration response has been frustrating, but students have responded incredibly well. Earlham students believe and support survivors of sexual assault. This past semester, a student publicly called out an assaulter in order to draw attention to the issue. AASV (action against sexual violence) is an on-campus student organization that discusses and raises awareness surrounding the issue. Although administration needs to step up its game, the student community is really good about addressing the issue of sexual assault.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus security is fairly accessible.

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: There are always security guards patrolling the campus. They are approachable and willing to help. If something happens that should be addressed, emails and text alerts are sent out to the campus.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There is constant safety on campus. Students are protected and feel safe. There have not been any crimes reported thus far.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus crime is low, security bikes around and keeps an eye on students at night so we're safe, and I feel safe walking across campus at night and in the dorms. My one concern is when Richmond police try and get involved, as I don't trust them to have the student's best interests at heart.

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Earlham's Public Safety Office can be reached 24 hours, and they are an inconspicuous, though reassuring, presence on campus. There are no blue phones or escort services, but the campus's small size means that security is never far away, and students can't help but develop a great sense of familiarity with the campus and their peers, evidenced by the many unlocked dorm rooms and bicycles on campus. Earlham prides itself in its sense of community responsibility. Sometimes, however, students can be blinded by the laid-back Earlham attitude and forget that crimes like theft and sexual assault are a reality on all college campuses, no matter how Quakerly they may be. The economy in Richmond has seen better days, but the area around Earlham is mostly homey and residential, and while almost everyone on campus feels safe most of the time, some may not want to walk back to their dorms alone at night or leave their bikes unlocked. While many Richmondites are lovely people, it is not unusual for Earlham students to report seemingly random acts of confrontation or intimidation.

In general, however, students look out for each other and feel safe on and off campus. As most of the hidden dark side of student relations involves alcohol consumption at parties, it's important to go to parties with friends you can trust. If you take simple precautions, you won't get bent out of shape staying safe. Crime is minimal, and most of the time, Earlham is like a big extended family.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 5
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 1
  • Sex Offenses: 2
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Public Safety
Earlham Hall, Student Development wing
(765) 983-1400
Safety Services
  • Bicycle registration
  • Crime and safety alerts
Health Center
Earlham Health Services
Earlham Hall, first floor
(765) 983-1328
Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy shots
  • Free and wholesale-priced contraceptives
  • Free counseling sessions
  • Over-the-counter drugs
  • Pelvic and breast exams
  • Pregnancy tests
  • STD testing
  • Vaccinations (for travel abroad)
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Did You Know?
  • Public Safety is in charge of keys, ID cards, vehicle registration, ticketing, and campus fire equipment.
  • Dorms are accessible through ID-swipe locks, and after 2 a.m., you'll only be able to get back into your own hall.
  • Except in life-threatening emergencies, your medical information will not be released to your parents without your permission.
  • Counseling Services has evening hours one day a week and offers online appointment scheduling. Visit the website at for information.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 15 responses

  • 17% None
  • 17% Criminal activity near campus
  • 17% Theft/robberies
  • 14% Excessive drinking
  • 11% Walking alone
  • 8% Non-students on campus
  • 6% Drugs
  • 6% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 3% Dorm safety
  • 3% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 0% Lack of safety escort services
  • 0% Unlit pathways
  • 0% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 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 8 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 visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 14 responses

  • 0% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 57% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 21% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 21% Not very visible.
  • 0% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 17 responses

  • 29% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 53% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 18% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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