There's an age-old question that haunts parents of college-bound children: Is my child going to be safe at school? Providence College takes safety and security seriously, as the numerous lectures on it during orientation and freshman year prove. While freshman girls may feel that living in an all-girl dorm, which requires males to sign in, is like living in a prison, others consider the Huxley Avenue entrance a security joke. Overall, PC has put into place numerous security measures to ensure both student and parental peace of mind. The use of common sense and awareness of one’s surroundings is the best preventative measure. General consensus relates, “I have never felt unsafe at PC.”
Operating on the blue-light system, PC has emergency call-boxes all over campus. Escort and shuttle services are available, and the all-female dorms are monitored by guards. While getting on to campus is simple, the real safety of students is up to themselves—that is why they are constantly reminded not to let anyone we do not know into the card-controlled dorms. PC security can boast of a fantastic reaction time and personal concern for the students. The administration excels in keeping students informed by posting occurrences and security concerns.