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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I've never felt in danger on campus, but the way the administration has dealt with recent security problems such as sexual assault in a dorm by an unknown, non-student assailant and an active shooter near campus have been questionable.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Constant work on security by Campus Safety. I feel very safe here.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Extremely safe. Lots of resources to provide this.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Especially around parties campus safety is always present to ensure everyone's health.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Kenyon is incredibly safe. I know a lot of people who will leave their things at the library while they go to dinner.

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Kenyon's location means that security is not a major concern. Academic buildings remain unlocked until after 11 p.m., and the library does the same. Dorms now have keycard access 24/7, due to an unfortunate crime spree in 2010, but for the most part, students leave their individual rooms unlocked. During move-in, there are usually a few thefts, but these appear to be localized incidents. Security officers are on campus mostly to monitor party safety. They check large gatherings for alcohol and try to keep underage drinking to a minimum. By day, officers ride around campus in their golf carts helping transport injured students to class. On party nights—usually Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays—security officers patrol the dorms for noise violations. The nice thing is that security truly does care about the students, and the team tries to keep everyone safe while allowing the students to have fun.

Gambier is so small that it doesn’t have any dark alleys or bad neighborhoods. There are places on campus that lack safety lights, but security offers escorts across campus for anyone who feels unsafe after dark.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 1
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 31
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 2
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Office of Campus Safety
101 Scott Lane
(740) 427-5000 or 5555 (on-campus emergencies)
www.kenyon.edu/security.xml
Safety Services
  • Campus Watch program
  • Emergency call-boxes
  • Escort service
  • Lost and Found
Health Center
Health and Counseling Center
Sparrow House/221 North Ackland
(740) 427-5525
www.kenyon.edu/x24988.xml
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Health Services
  • Colds
  • General medical care
  • Treatment of abrasions, cuts, or lacerations, and bee stings and insect bites
  • Women's health
Day Care Services?
No

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 24 responses

  • 24% None
  • 20% Excessive drinking
  • 13% Non-students on campus
  • 11% Theft/robberies
  • 9% Unlit pathways
  • 9% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 4% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 4% Criminal activity near campus
  • 2% Drugs
  • 2% Walking alone
  • 0% Dorm safety
  • 0% Lack of safety escort services
  • 0% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 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 11 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 24 responses

  • 21% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 62% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 17% 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 26 responses

  • 77% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 23% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 0% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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