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.