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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: There was an incident last year with a man that had a gun on campus and a student that was robbing dorm rooms that were left unlocked during a fire alarm. I feel mostly safe on campus and I feel public safety does a good job of screening people before they enter the campus at night

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Security on campus is often MIA.

5 College Senior

Health & Safety: Public Safety does a lot to keep this campus safe and they are doing a great job.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: we've recently had a few safety problems however the campus security is never hard to find.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Things can happen anywhere, and on a college campus they're bound to happen due to students being stupid. I have never felt unsafe while walking across campus at night.


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Public Safety, or PS, as it is commonly known around campus, is the safety enforcer on campus. Public Safety officers are seen all around campus, either walking around, at their posts, or driving around in their cars, and they have no shame in doing their job. They are always on call, and PS headquarters has a regular phone line and an emergency one. There are also poles around campus that give students direct access to Public Safety in the event of an emergency. The officers do a reasonably good job of protecting the students, but some say that Public Safety pays more attention to parking violations than the safety of the students.

The health center is located behind the Sports Center and is open on weekdays. Students are seen by appointment, which can be made by phone or in person, but they will take you in without an appointment in the event of an emergency or a quiet day in the office. A variety of services are offered at the health center, including acute care, a full women's clinic, STD and lab testing, and an allergy clinic. They also prescribe medication that is available at the center for a minimal fee. The staff is very nice and glad to help the students, and the health services here generally work very well for everyone. The one negative is that while most services are free for undergrads, there is a fee for some things, and Health Services will not accept your home health insurance, so you must pay any acquired fees at the time of service.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 2
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 50
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 1
  • Sex Offenses: 2
  • Vehicle Theft: 1
Security Office
Department of Public Safety
Northeast side of campus parking lot E
(860) 768-7985 (non-emergency); (860) 768-7777 (emergency)
Safety Services
  • Anonymous tip line
  • Crime alerts
  • Crime prevention programs
  • Emergency phones
  • Mass text alert system
Health Center
Health Services
Sports Center, ground floor
(860) 768-6601
Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy clinic
  • Basic medical care
  • Health and wellness education programs
  • Immunizations
  • Lab services
  • Massage therapy (by appointment)
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Physical therapy
  • Prescription and over-the-counter medicines
  • STD testing
  • Women's health
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
Lost and found items are held at Public Safety headquarters.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 93 responses

  • 13% None
  • 13% Criminal activity near campus
  • 11% Theft/robberies
  • 9% Non-students on campus
  • 8% Excessive drinking
  • 8% Walking alone
  • 7% Unlit pathways
  • 6% Drugs
  • 5% Dorm safety
  • 5% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 4% Lack of safety escort services
  • 4% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 3% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 3% Violence among students
  • 1% Gang violence

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 61 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 92 responses

  • 30% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 40% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 24% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 4% Not very visible.
  • 1% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 109 responses

  • 25% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 47% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 26% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 3% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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