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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus. There is nearly zero crime. We have a superb police staff. There are call boxes positioned throughout campus. Campus police will come pick you up if you need a ride late at night.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: I personally feel very safe on campus. The campus police are very personable and nice and the very few times there was a questionable person on campus everyone was notified via email or phone call.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I never feel unsafe on campus. There are some parts of town away from the college where I wouldn't feel very safe so I don't feel comfortable running alone that way (for exercise). However, I never really fear for my safety while I'm at school.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I always feel safe on campus and campus police are always there when needed.


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Students say they feel absolutely no reason to feel unsafe at Marietta. The rare crimes that occur on campus are mainly petty pranks, and if there is ever a crime deserving more attention, Campus Police (CPS) acts on it immediately and effectively. If anything, CPS takes extra precautions. Students say they feel safe walking across campus alone during the evening hours because CPS cruisers can be found in nearly every part of the campus. But if you do feel uncomfortable, CPS is more than willing to escort you back to your dorm or car. Although there has been one recent sexual assault case, CPS handled it very efficiently, and no one felt unsafe. The students knew that things like this rarely happen, so were truly not very affected by the crime.

All of the buildings have very secure locks and alarm systems, and rooms have very secure locks, as well. CPS emphasizes that if you take the normal precautions, such as locking your room at night and being smart about who you interact with during the evening hours, there is no need to worry about safety. Everyone at Marietta—and their parents—feel that safety is nothing to worry about.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 41
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 3
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
College Police
Gathering Place Building
(740) 376-4611
Safety Services
  • 24-hour patrols
  • Campus escorts
  • Crime/emergency alerts
  • Daily incident log
  • Motor vehicle assistance
Health Center
Student Health Center
210 Seventh St.
(740) 373-0792
Monday-Wednesday 3 p.m.-6 p.m., Thursday 2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m., Friday 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy shots
  • Basic medical care
  • Birth control counseling
  • Immunizations
  • Prescriptions
  • Women's health
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 21 responses

  • 43% None
  • 13% Walking alone
  • 10% Excessive drinking
  • 7% Non-students on campus
  • 7% Theft/robberies
  • 7% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 3% Dorm safety
  • 3% Drugs
  • 3% Violence among students
  • 3% Criminal activity near campus
  • 0% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 0% Lack of safety escort services
  • 0% Unlit pathways
  • 0% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 0% Gang violence

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 20 responses

  • 35% High quality, very convenient.
  • 50% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 5% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 5% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 5% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 20 responses

  • 45% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 50% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 0% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 5% Not very visible.
  • 0% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 20 responses

  • 65% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 30% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 5% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.


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