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1 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The campus safety and administration overlooks certain people and groups. Administration also makes up allegations to push certain individuals out of the school. Discrimination is huge on this campus!

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5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Well, I feel very safe. But your questions above are misleading. Sexual assault is a very serious problem regardless of campus, because it's a pretty damn serious crime no matter where you go. Also, I don't know what you mean by do you strongly agree or disagree that someone you know has bee sexually assaulted? Yes, I think people that say they have are telling the truth. No, I don't know anyone personally.

Anyway, we got safe rides.

We got CF's on duty.

We got phones in our rooms.

We got campus safety on speed dial.

Yeah. It's a well-lit campus.

I feel safe.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I personally feel very safe on campus. I feel comfortable walking around campus alone, even at night. Campus safety is always out and about, especially at night, making sure everything is safe. There has recently been an incident with sexual assault on campus that I have not really been following, but has been a big deal to a lot of people on campus.

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4 College Senior

Health & Safety: there are some issues right now with sexual assault, but i think that they are bogus.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel pretty safe on campus. The students and the faculty work very hard at trying to end rape culture and sexual assault.

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There are few college campuses where the security officers have a good relationship with students. You'll hear occasional complaints of Campus Safety being unreasonable jerks who are "out to get" students, but regardless of what many students will say, Campus Safety at Gustavus is made up of kind and understanding individuals looking out for the best interests of the students. Students feel safe on the small campus, as the officers zoom around silently in their hybrid cars and Segways. The sidewalks are brightly lit, and security escorts are always available. With regard to Health Services, they perform procedures such as physicals and sexual infection testing, while also providing sex counseling. Most students will visit the health center for vaccines, physicals, condoms, or birth control. 

Campus Safety and the health center are staffed by qualified individuals who work to maintain students' security and well-being. While Campus Safety might slap you with a $100 fine for drinking underage, it's better than the St. Peter Police showing up and handing out a misdemeanor. Gustavus likes to do things "in-house," which reflects the wide variety of procedures and services its health center provides and the cooperative Campus Safety enforcing rules regarding alcohol or drug violations. Gustavus' policy for dealing with first-time marijuana users is a $100 fine, notification to parents, and forcing students to complete a drug education course. Students aren't generally afraid of getting caught with marijuana compared to alcohol because finding and squashing marijuana users isn't high on Campus Safety's list. They're mostly concerned with preventing dangerous drinking and keeping noise levels down.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 10
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 2
  • Vehicle Theft: 3
Security Office
Department of Safety and Security
Norelius Hall, A Wing basement
(507) 933-8888 emergency; (507) 933-8809 regular business
gustavus.edu/safety
Safety Services
  • Car jumpstarting
  • Escort services (24-hour medical and dusk 'til dawn)
  • Lost and Found
  • Residence halls and dorm room lockouts
  • Security lockers
  • Severe weather information
  • Support for on-campus College-sponsored events
Health Center
Student Health Service
Campus Center, lower level
(507) 933-7630
gustavus.edu/healthservice
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Health Services
  • Acute illnesses
  • General medical service
  • Immunizations
  • Injuries
  • Laboratory
  • Mental health
  • Procedures
  • Sexual health
Day Care Services?
No
Did You Know?
Lock yourself out of your dorm room? Try and find your CF (collegiate fellow, Gustavus' version of an RA) first to let you in with their master set of keys. Campus Safety will do it, but they'll charge you $10.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?     Based on 31 responses

  • 28% None
  • 10% Excessive drinking
  • 10% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 9% Unlit pathways
  • 9% Walking alone
  • 7% Lack of safety escort services
  • 7% Theft/robberies
  • 5% Drugs
  • 5% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 3% Criminal activity near campus
  • 3% Non-students on campus
  • 2% Dorm safety
  • 2% Gang violence
  • 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 23 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 31 responses

  • 26% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 61% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 13% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 0% Not very visible.
  • 0% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 41 responses

  • 66% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 29% 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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