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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Pomona has great education about sexual assault, and resources for victims as well as for students so we can all help each other.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Claremont is an extremely safe place. Bike thefts are the most major problem, and those can be easily prevented by using a lock. Campus security has a friendly relationship with the student body, and works hard to ensure everyone's well-being: they are visible without being oppressive. The administration does an excellent job of educating the student body on sexual assault and drug abuse (occasionally to an almost excessive extent). There is still progress to be made, but relative to other schools, I think we are doing extremely well.

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5 College Junior

Health & Safety: One of the safest colleges in the country. People respect and champion consent culture, Claremont and the colleges are safe even in the darkest parts of night time, campus security is friendly and responsive, and the students take care of each other.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I've heard counseling is hard to get sometimes

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The campus itself, despite being right next to some of California's most sketchy cities, is extremely safe- you can walk outside at 3AM without any harm. Campus police patrols the campus 24/7 but is not intrusive, and there are blue lights all around campus if any emergency happens. The most common dangers include bike robberies and prohibited entrance into the dorms. People here become a little bit too trusting and forget to lock their doors at night, which can in the rare case result in someone from outside of Pomona entering and stealing.

The health center is of high quality, and it has solid hours. For minor injuries and common illnesses, it does the job. The health center's policy is pretty good- they don't charge for appointments if you call them in advance, and if you are charged for any treatment, you won't be expected to pay it until 30 days from your visit, in which it is transferred to your student account.

There is a counseling center which offers free consultation and services to the students, but it has a reporting policy which turns many off about it. I've heard that it is often understaffed and that it's not very helpful, but keep in mind that this is just hearsay, not my own experience.

Being right along a fault line, Pomona College is in high danger of earthquakes (just like the rest of California). The school does earthquake drills every year, provides all of the students an earthquake emergency bag, and has enough supplies to last everyone two weeks after an earthquake.

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Pomona security officers are generally laid-back, eager to help, and loathe to make your—and thus their—lives more difficult. They are far more likely to warn you than cite you for most minor infractions. Most of them want to be your friend, and it's hard to be friends with someone who's all up in your "bidness"! One particularly gregarious guard even used to lead rap freestyles at parties.

Pomona is a safe campus; there are hardly ever any incidents (except for bike theft—no one knows who steals all the bikes, but whoever it is must have a garage the size of an airplane hangar to hold all the spare parts they've accumulated), and when there are incidents, the security officers usually respond promptly and professionally. Sometimes, the administration does get a little too concerned with currying student favor to perform their duties to the fullest. Student escorts are available for those who don't wish to travel the campus alone at night, and cab rides home from the surrounding area for drunk students are free with a college ID.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 1
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 47
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 2
Security Office
Campus Security
252 East 11th Street
(909) 607-2000
www.cuc.claremont.edu/campussafety/
Safety Services
  • Safe Rides program
  • Student Escort Service provides rides to students who do not wish to walk home alone: (909) 607-2000
Health Center
Student Health Service
Student Services Center, 757 College Way, Claremont
(909) 621-8222
www.cuc.claremont.edu/shs
Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Basic medical services and urgent care
  • Basic screening and testing
  • Confidential HIV testing
  • Dermatology
  • Free appointments
  • Immunizations
  • Medical supplies
  • Medications (prescriptions and over the counter)
  • Minor surgery (suturing, wart removal)
  • Physical exams
  • STD testing
  • Women's health (annual exam including pap smear, contraception, and counseling)
  • X-ray and lab services
Day Care Services?
No

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 19 responses

  • 31% None
  • 17% Excessive drinking
  • 14% Non-students on campus
  • 9% Dorm safety
  • 9% Theft/robberies
  • 6% Unlit pathways
  • 6% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 3% Drugs
  • 3% Walking alone
  • 3% Criminal activity near campus
  • 0% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 0% Lack of safety escort services
  • 0% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 0% Violence among students
  • 0% Gang violence

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 18 responses

  • 67% High quality, very convenient.
  • 11% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 11% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 6% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 6% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 19 responses

  • 26% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 68% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 5% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 0% Not very visible.
  • 0% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 19 responses

  • 84% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 16% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 0% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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