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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The health center is a long walk for the girls.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Students trust each other, and it's not misplaced. Everyone marks their tables at the cafeteria with their wallets, they leave their backpacks and computers anywhere they want, and it will all still be there when they get back.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Nothing happens here. Like actually nothing happens. One time, we had an entire campus lock-down because there was a shooting about a mile away and one of the shooters, a "skinny black male," had been seen running towards campus. I'm not complaining though, it got me out of my 8 AM class.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on this campus. I have never felt threatened or afraid that something of mine will get stolen. My roommates and I often leave our room door unlocked and this has never been an issue. In the cafeterias, people leave their wallets on tables to save seats and this is a normal occurrence. Bikes are left unattended, backpacks laying around, overall the students on this campus are very respectful of personal property. One of the best aspects of this college is the safety I feel here.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: I didn't give it 5 starts because some of the officers do not seem like they would be physically ready in a case of an emergency. But the protocols are excellent.


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Close your eyes and imagine a place where students leave laptop computers unattended in the library, don't lock their dorm rooms, and misplaced ID cards are returned before they are even discovered missing. Open your eyes-no, it's not Eden, just Grove City College. Of course, the college strongly suggests keeping valuables under key, but many students don't feel the need to watch their stuff very closely. Petty thefts have occurred on campus, but the fact remains that GCC is a safe place-day or night. In the women's residence halls, all doors except the lobbies are locked and alarmed at 9 p.m. After midnight (or 1 a.m. on the weekends), male student security guards secure the dorms and check student IDs in the women's residence halls. Some women are inconvenienced and frustrated by the double standard, but most feel more secure, and it is no surprise that sexual assault is a foreign concept at Grove City College.

GCC security guards maintain a visible presence on campus and are friendly. However, some students have registered complaints about slow responses to car troubles. Security services like dusk-to-dawn escorts and RAD courses ensure basic safety. The Zerbe Health Center offers a free health service through a local doctor. If a student urgently needs more than a friendly smile, homemade chicken soup, and cough drops, the best bet is to head over to the local hospital. In case of emergency, campus security willingly transports students to the emergency room at the local hospital.

Facts & Statistics

Security Office
Campus Safety Department
Crawford Hall
(724) 458-2111
Safety Services
  • 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols
  • Controlled dormitory access (key and security card)
  • Lighted walkways
  • Rape Aggression Defense courses (RAD)
  • Student escort service
  • Student patrols
Health Center
Zerbe Health Center
(724) 458-3850
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Health Services
  • Counseling Services
  • First-Semester Freshmen Regulated Hours
  • Health Insurance
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 33 responses

  • 63% None
  • 7% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 5% Non-students on campus
  • 5% Unlit pathways
  • 5% Violence among students
  • 5% Walking alone
  • 2% Criminal activity near campus
  • 2% Dorm safety
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 0% Drugs
  • 0% Excessive drinking
  • 0% Gang violence
  • 0% Theft/robberies

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 10 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 32 responses

  • 22% High quality, very convenient.
  • 59% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 9% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 3% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 3% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 3% Poor quality, not very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 32 responses

  • 41% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 47% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 9% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 3% Not very visible.
  • 0% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 33 responses

  • 79% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 18% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 0% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 3% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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