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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There is always about two or three campus officers on site at all times. I have always felt safe here. There is very little to no crime at all that takes place here on campus.

5 College Senior

Health & Safety: It is a very safe campus.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The security and students are very cautious about everything going on.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: This school seems really really safe. I feel like I am out of harms way at the school.

2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: So, there have been a few incidents with Campus Safety in the past. There have been people who were sexually assaulted, and Campus Safety swept it under the rug. Also, there have been a few break-ins this year that easily could have been prevented, but Campus Safety only ever rides around in their little golf carts giving out tickets. There was an instance in Traer with a student who had a gun, and everyone saw the police show up, but Campus Safety did not communicate what the problem was to any of the students. We are not informed about incidents, which I do not like. The Campus Center does host events, like Green Dot Training, that help inform the students about what to do in an emergency, but it is not enough


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Oglethorpe generally feels safe, which is especially unique because it's in a big city. Patrol officers are always present on campus, and the campus itself is surrounded by a gate. The efficiency of both could be improved, but they still provide students with a feeling of security. In any case, besides a few works of thievery, there really isn't much crime on Oglethorpe's campus. Violent crimes are unheard of, and students can walk around without fear, even at night.

As for health concerns, there is a nurse available on weekdays. Her hours aren't always the most convenient, but she's very helpful, and there is also a doctor who comes in once a week. There often are sample giveaways of useful objects, from tampons to pamphlets dealing with diseases. A student can arrange for his/her prescriptions to be sent to a nearby pharmacy, and can see the nurse when ill in order to get an excuse from going to class.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 0
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Campus Safety
(404) 504-1998 or ext. 1998
Safety Services
  • Arm gate
  • Escort service
  • Patrol officers
  • Room lockout assistance
  • Vehicle assistance
Health Center
Health Services Center
Emerson Student Center, lower level
(404) 364-8413
Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-11 a.m., 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy shots
  • CPR/first aid training
  • Emergency contraception
  • HIV/STD testing
  • House (dorm) calls
  • Immunizations
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Primary illness and injury care
  • Referrals
  • TB screening
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 27 responses

  • 19% None
  • 10% Dorm safety
  • 10% Drugs
  • 10% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 9% Excessive drinking
  • 7% Unlit pathways
  • 7% Theft/robberies
  • 6% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 6% Lack of safety escort services
  • 6% Non-students on campus
  • 6% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 4% Criminal activity near campus
  • 1% Walking alone
  • 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 22 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 26 responses

  • 15% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 46% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 23% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 8% Not very visible.
  • 8% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 30 responses

  • 47% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 43% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 3% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 7% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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