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3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Students generally take sexual assault more seriously than on most college campuses, though incidents happen more than the administration knows. However, they do actively work to prevent assault on campus, and kicked out a student who had been charged with sexual assault, and he was on the football team.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The school is so small, and campus police is around all the time. It's pretty easy to feel safe, and I'm not too concerned about being out alone or at night.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Safety is taken up seriously at Linfield. There are escort services and a significant presences of campus sercurity officers. Sexual assault is directly discussed and students are educated about it.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: For the most part I feel safe on my campus. I often see campus safety out and about on campus and we can call and get a safety escort at any time.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Safety is taken very seriously at Linfield. The campus security is very visible at all times.


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The majority of students feels safe on campus. The surrounding town does not have a lot of crime compared to larger cities. Special safety measures include the emergency blue-lights around campus and key cards used by students to get into the dorms. Campus security does a good job of patrolling the campus, as well as the streets. There is the occasional stolen bike or laptop, but generally there are no break-ins at the dorms. Because campus security is constantly patrolling, be careful in the way of underage drinking because you do not want to be stopped late at night on the weekends.

College Public Safety provides an escort service in the evening and nighttime hours. All residence halls are equipped with yellow emergency call-boxes and blue-light emergency call stations, which are located throughout the campus. Pushing the red emergency button on either of the devices will immediately connect a student with the College Public Safety office. Academic buildings, facilities, dorms, and suburb apartments on campus are secured at all times and equipped with a computerized card access system controlled by Linfield Campus Safety.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 12
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 5
  • Vehicle Theft: 1
Security Office
Linfield College Campus Safety
900 SE Baker St.
(503) 883-7233
Safety Services
  • 24-hour campus patrol
  • Campus escorts
  • CATS (Consent Awareness Training Squad)
  • Emergency blue-lights
  • Safety manual
Health Center
Linfield College Health Center
900 SE Baker St.
(503) 883-2535
Health Services
  • Gynecological exams
  • Limited laboratory work
  • Referrals
  • Treatment of acute illnesses
  • Treatment of minor trauma
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 26 responses

  • 16% Criminal activity near campus
  • 11% None
  • 11% Walking alone
  • 10% Excessive drinking
  • 10% Non-students on campus
  • 10% Theft/robberies
  • 7% Dorm safety
  • 7% Gang violence
  • 5% Drugs
  • 5% Unlit pathways
  • 3% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 0% Lack of/broken emergency phones

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 9 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 would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 25 responses

  • 32% High quality, very convenient.
  • 36% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 20% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 12% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 26 responses

  • 15% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 69% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 12% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 4% Not very visible.
  • 0% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 26 responses

  • 19% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 62% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 19% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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