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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: We're 2 mins from the City of Newberry Police Department & campus security is constantly riding around. I feel our campus should be ranked one of the safest campuses compared to others.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: I think they do a pretty good job at keeping the students safe and secure.

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Most of the security is nice and active. Some are mean. I actually do feel safe

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: I feel safe on campus. The security guards are friendly and constantly ride around to make sure everything is in order. I feel like I am protected.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel very safe at Newberry.


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Newberry College has a great Wellness Center, and the needs of the students are very important. The Wellness Center has one certified medical assistant, and Health Services helps students with physical, academic, emotional, and social development. The Wellness Center also offers counseling with confidential assessments, individual and group therapies, and referrals to other resources on campus and within the community. The director of Counseling Services in the Wellness Center is a licensed therapist with more than 20 years of experience in the mental health field. Security at Newberry is taken very seriously. Their main goal is to enhance the quality of life on campus by working with the campus community to enforce laws, preserve the peace, help build self confidence, and work to provide a safe and secure environment on campus. Security is on campus 24 hours a day working hard to ensure your safety. Located in the freshman residence hall, security helps students by giving out their phone numbers in case of emergency and will provide an escort if you're injured or uncomfortable walking in the dark.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 8
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Campus Security
(803) 940-0672
Safety Services
  • Campus patrol
  • Emergency alert messages
  • Escort services
  • Traffic control
Health Center
Wellness Center
Behind Science & Math Building, across from Brokaw Hall
(803) 321-3316
Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Health Services
  • Acute illness assessment
  • Flu vaccines
  • Health education
  • Nutritional and diabetic counseling
  • Referrals
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 16 responses

  • 22% None
  • 14% Non-students on campus
  • 11% Dorm safety
  • 11% Theft/robberies
  • 8% Walking alone
  • 8% Criminal activity near campus
  • 5% Drugs
  • 5% Excessive drinking
  • 5% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 5% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 3% Unlit pathways
  • 3% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 0% Lack of safety escort services
  • 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 16 responses

  • 62% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 31% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 0% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 6% Not very visible.
  • 0% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 21 responses

  • 38% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 43% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 14% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 5% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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