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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: At Shenandoah, the chiche that "it's what you make of it" applies. There are defense classes that you can take from campus security (which I recommend and think are awesome) and we have a LiveSafe app that uses SafeWalk to keep track of your friends if they're crossing campus alone or going out and want to be checked on. The resources are there, you just have to use them.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus crime is extremely low. Campus security is more than willing to walk with students if they feel threatened or scared.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: We never have to walk alone anywhere on campus

3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Health is just ridiculous. The staff there usually don't know what they are talking about and have to send you the Urgent Care. Going to see them is a waste of time. The Nurse that they call a doctor isn't either a nurse or a doctor. He used to do medical work on an ambulance. That's just wrong & Cheap!

Public Safety is getting so much better. They are a very awesome staff

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The campus is very small so it does not feel unsafe. Also, the guards patrol the area 24/7 and are willing to drive you to your dorm at night if you should feel unsafe.


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The safest area to be on campus is a student's dorm room. Nobody can enter a residence hall unless they have an access key. This is why it is always safe to never hold the door open for anybody you do not know when entering your building. Generally, students walk around campus with a group of people, just to be safe. The most dangerous place to be on campus is at the public basketball courts at night; there is no lighting in this area, nor is it blocked off from the public. Everywhere else on campus is safe for walking at night. There are also campus security guards that patrol at night with the school's campus dog. They patrol all hours of the night, which is always something that helps students feel secure.

In terms of health services, students always have access to the health care center, even if it isn't a 24/7 service. The center is open many hours of the day when a student would need to go there the most. They offer all services, except for extreme injuries where a student might need to be taken to the hospital. The health clinic can prescribe medication, too, but it has to be picked up at a local drugstore.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 2
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Department of Public Safety
Armstrong Hall, 702 University Drive
(540) 678-4444
Safety Services
  • Emergency alert system
  • Emergency buttons
  • Security guard office 24/7 access
Health Center
Mary M. Wilkins Wellness Center
Racey Hall
(540) 665-4530
Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Community resources
  • Health presentations
  • Immunizations and travel
  • Laboratory tests
  • Men's health
  • Over-the-counter medication
  • Training/educational courses
  • Women's health
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 39 responses

  • 20% None
  • 12% Criminal activity near campus
  • 12% Dorm safety
  • 9% Non-students on campus
  • 7% Drugs
  • 7% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 7% Theft/robberies
  • 5% Excessive drinking
  • 5% Unlit pathways
  • 5% Walking alone
  • 3% Lack of safety escort services
  • 3% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 1% Gang violence
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 1% Violence among students

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 37 responses

  • 41% High quality, very convenient.
  • 35% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 14% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 5% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 3% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 3% Poor quality, not very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 38 responses

  • 16% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 71% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 8% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 5% Not very visible.
  • 0% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 38 responses

  • 53% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 42% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 5% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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