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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I haven't ever heard of anything going wrong on campus or anyone being in harm.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: The security on campus is not very reliable. But the campus is generally safe. Recently, security cameras have been installed at the entrances to all the main buildings. I have felt safe all four years of my time at Geneva.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: That I have heard of, there are not very many crimes that occur on campus. Students frequently feel comfortable leaving their things alone for a period of time while they go to the bathroom, or even if they go grab something to eat. Security vehicles are often present somewhere on campus during the day. Many new security cameras have recently been installed, moving to make the campus more aware of what is going on. I feel completely safe walking across campus by myself during most hours of the day. Geneva works closely with the police and fire departments to ensure a safe and welcoming environment.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: There are always security officers on campus. There are also multiple places on campus to press for help.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Our school has a low sexual assault rate, but it still has happened. There are points where I do feel uncomfortable, but most of the time I feel safe walking across campus by myself because we have emergency buttons all over and have security going around all the time. Also going with a group of friends makes it not as easy for something bad to happen.


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Geneva’s campus and surrounding area are as safe as you could ask for. Students routinely leave their laptops unattended in the library or Student Center, and keep their dorm room doors open, too. The red security SUVs are a familiar sight patrolling the area at any time of day, and while the campus offers escort services, many students walk confidently across campus alone after midnight, especially along the new, brightly-lit pedestrian walkway. Incidents do happen, especially when walking the alleyways of College Hill, but common sense and traveling with friends wards off most dangers. Beaver Falls, just down the hill, has a reputation for being a rough neighborhood—and it is—but with a little common sense, it’s really not so bad, and most inhabitants are quite friendly.

The Nave Infirmary, home of Geneva’s Health Services, is a walk-in clinic run by two registered nurses from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. every weekday, with a nurse on-call 24/7 in case your issue doesn’t accommodate those hours. The infirmary is equipped for infections, illnesses, and injuries of all kinds, with a generous stock of OTC (over-the-counter) and prescription meds. Students who come in with a sniffle leave with enough cold medication to cure them and their roommates. A doctor is available by appointment for cases needing prescriptions or advanced care. All cases are, of course, confidential. For smaller cases, student health coordinators live in each residence building. If Geneva’s services aren’t what the doctor ordered, both a MedExpress and a hospital are within a 20-minute drive.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 0
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Security Department
Rapp Center, lower level
(724) 847-5678
Safety Services
  • Electronically-operated entrances to residential buildings, opened only with a student ID
  • Emergency call-boxes with security services at the press of a button
  • GC Alert sends security and weather emergency information via text
  • Late-night transport/escort services
  • Programs offered through the Beaver Falls Police Department and Fire Department including fire safety, drug awareness, and other related safety presentations
  • Security personnel on patrol every night, along with a 24/7 phone line
Health Center
Nave Infirmary
McKee Hall, lower level
(724) 847-6666
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy injections
  • Health education and counseling
  • Minor injury care and follow-up
  • Referrals
  • Routine health assessments and treatment
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
Geneva's Health Services department provides no means of contraception to students because of the religious beliefs of the Reformed Presbyterian faith.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 32 responses

  • 29% None
  • 14% Walking alone
  • 14% Criminal activity near campus
  • 10% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 7% Lack of safety escort services
  • 7% Non-students on campus
  • 3% Dorm safety
  • 3% Drugs
  • 3% Unlit pathways
  • 3% Gang violence
  • 3% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 2% Theft/robberies
  • 0% Excessive drinking
  • 0% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 0% Violence among students

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 15 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 32 responses

  • 19% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 53% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 3% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 25% Not very visible.
  • 0% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 37 responses

  • 57% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 32% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 11% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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