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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus security does a fantastic job staying in contact with students when there are threats.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: A lot of general safety issues that happen at the Claremont colleges (the group of 5 colleges around Mudd) don't actually happen at Mudd. I see campus security around a lot, though, and we get emails about crimes and threats. At the time being there's been a lot of race talk as well, which has people a bit heated, so the bit of campus life I've experienced has been tinted by that a bit. I think I'd need more time at the school to make a firm rating of campus safety. The only thing I know about and have personal experience with is people from town sometimes steal our bikes and longboards.

1 College Junior

Health & Safety: They don't care about the students. The psychological help department is the worst.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: You feel completely safe no matter what time of night you're walking around at (even if you're alone).

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Safety is awesome on campus, I always feel safe.

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When you walk around Mudd late at night, you can see why people feel safe here. There's always music playing. People are always outside studying on couches. And a security officer (or two) is always patrolling the parking lots. Nobody at Mudd locks dorm room doors. It's just assumed that students will take care of each other's stuff. People know that if they lose something and it's found by a Mudder, it will get returned. The Honor Code system is one of the most powerful security devices on this campus. People live by the Honor Code here, so the only thing to be remotely worried about are occasional random incidents that happen off campus. All of the academic buildings are always open to students, too, so there is a very trusting environment at Mudd.

Harvey Mudd's security thrives on its feeling of community, as opposed to an invasive task force of security. It's not that there aren't any officers; it's just that the Honor Code removes the need for trivial security concerns found on other campuses. Mudders are entirely comfortable with each other and promote a great sentiment of trust. In contrast to larger universities, at Mudd, students don't worry about their fellow students making off with their possessions. There are occasional off-campus incidents, like people trying to steal bikes or skateboards. Cars do get broken into, but mostly during break when no students are here. Aside from the occasional random incident, though, Mudders tend to feel safe at HMC.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 1
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 18
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 1
Security Office
The Claremont Colleges Department of Campus Safety
251 East 11th Street
(909) 621-8170
Safety Services
  • Blue phones
  • Crime prevention seminars
  • Emergency response
  • Escort services
  • Fire alarm response
  • First aid
  • Lost and found
  • Parking enforcement
  • Security patrol
  • Self-defense classes
Health Center
Student Health Services
757 College Way
(909) 621-8222
Monday-Tuesday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Thursday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Birth control
  • Emergency services
  • Minor surgery
  • Morning-after pill
  • Physicals
  • Pregnancy testing and counseling
  • Psychiatric consultation
  • Psychotherapy
  • Sports injuries
  • STD and HIV screening
  • Urgent care
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 8 responses

  • 18% None
  • 18% Non-students on campus
  • 14% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 9% Theft/robberies
  • 5% Dorm safety
  • 5% Drugs
  • 5% Excessive drinking
  • 5% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 5% Lack of safety escort services
  • 5% Unlit pathways
  • 5% Walking alone
  • 5% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 5% Criminal activity near campus
  • 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 6 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 7 responses

  • 14% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 57% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 0% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 29% Not very visible.
  • 0% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 9 responses

  • 78% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 11% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 0% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 11% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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