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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Security at the front desk and the doors lock so non students cannot enter building.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: campus security are always present

1 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus police are a joke. Homeless man on campus walked into the women's dorm twice. Much theft all semester and the campus police still haven't solved the case, just charged someone after their disgruntled roommate made up lies. No evidence? No problem. School disciplinary hearings are a joke too!

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Caution a Must – The school's safety and health availability is excellent.

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4 College Senior

Health & Safety: In the Doors – I feel safe on campus because the tension levels are kept pretty low in the doors. Security is very visible but fairly easy to avoid.

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Safety at Montreat College is generally a top priority. Some students have complained about inadequate snow safety (e.g., icy walkways and wet stairs), but for the most part, students seem content with the campus safety. The nurse attends certain on-campus events when she is able, such as the Downhill Derby, and keeps walk-in hours at the Health and Wellness Center, next to the counselor's office. The nurse has been known to make "house" calls to sick students in the dorms, too.

The main walkways are adequately lit, and most of the parking areas are near the dorms. Police patrol the campus regularly and an emergency phone is available on the library lawn. Nearly all of the "public" phones on campus in the dorms and certain other buildings are accompanied by emergency contact information. The police and fire department also go to the dorms for early-semester introductions and talks on safety procedures; campus police sometimes introduce themselves to students on campus. They are in close contact with the Student Services office, sometimes meeting with the deans to discuss events and procedures. When safety is a concern, the administration, police, nurse, counselor, and fire department all work together as needed to ensure the well-being of students and fix the problem. Prevention is a main priority—hence, the patrols, fire drills, emergency phone and contact numbers, and well-lit pathways.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 5
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Campus Police
Belk Campus Center, second floor
(828) 713-2520
Safety Services
  • Confidential victim reporting procedures
  • Emergency phone centrally located on campus (by the library)
  • Notification system (for emergencies/threats)
  • Residence halls locked
Health Center
Student Health Services
Health & Wellness Center, below Bell Library
(828) 669-8012 ext. 3536
Monday-Wednesday 1 p.m.-7 p.m., Thursday 1 p.m.-6 p.m., Friday 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Health education
  • Promotion of wellness in students' lives
  • Treatment for acute and chronic health issues
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
Montreat first appointed a police marshal at a July 26, 1901 meeting. William Suttles became the new town marshal for a whopping $25 a year, plus keeping any fines.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 12 responses

  • 39% None
  • 17% Non-students on campus
  • 11% Theft/robberies
  • 6% Dorm safety
  • 6% Drugs
  • 6% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 6% Unlit pathways
  • 6% Walking alone
  • 6% Criminal activity near campus
  • 0% Excessive drinking
  • 0% Lack of safety escort services
  • 0% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 0% Violence among students
  • 0% Gang violence
  • 0% Sexual assault/date rape

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 12 responses

  • 33% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 50% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 8% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 0% Not very visible.
  • 8% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 12 responses

  • 83% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 8% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 0% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 8% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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