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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The school, and entire town for that matter is really safe.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: The campus is very safe. I have walked around alone at like 2 in the morning and never felt like something might happen.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Its pretty good! Sometimes a little too much of it to be honest. there are some rules that are a little on the stupid side.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The college has a very low crime rate and it is an extremely safe area. There are emergency boxes everywhere where if something did happen, or even if it is late and you don't feel safe, you can call and a campus safety officer will be there to help. I have been out at 2 am before and you really don't feel in danger at all. Mainly because the town falls asleep before midnight anyways but that's beside the point.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus Safety is present for the most part and I feel safer on campus than I would anywhere else.


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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 40 responses

  • 68% None
  • 6% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 4% Unlit pathways
  • 4% Walking alone
  • 4% Violence among students
  • 4% Non-students on campus
  • 2% Dorm safety
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Criminal activity near campus
  • 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 24 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 39 responses

  • 44% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 46% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 8% 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 47 responses

  • 77% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 19% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 2% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 2% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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