After arriving on campus, new students say they immediately feel safe. There are numerous emergency blue lights around campus; press the button to connect directly to Public Safety—which is on duty 24/7—anytime you don’t feel completely safe while walking on campus. The campus is also well lit. Lights line all sidewalks throughout campus, which is especially helpful for students who have night classes or events they would like to attend at night. Safety whistles are another safety service available to students, which helps to give them a greater peace of mind while at Thomas. Theft has been an issue in the past but is easily controlled on this small campus. But, overall, crime and unsafe situations are very rare on campus, and Thomas’ Public Safety staff is to thank for this. Public Safety is also very easy to contact by phone, and the number is usually found in every student's cell phone.
It is important to know that all safety resources are available to commuter students, as well as residents. For example, if a student's car won't start, Public Safety will assist right away, regardless of a student’s status. Also, another convenience for students (especially new ones) is that the Public Safety office is located in the first-year student residence hall (GPH), as is the Health Center. So first-year students have easy access to these important resources.