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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I think this is a relatively safe campus, but I'm not involved in the party scene, which is where people may be less safe.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There is not really any campus crime and there are places to get the police every so many feet.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Many lights along the paths for emergencies. There is a phone number to call if you want a buddy to walk with. All the doors are locked unless your card matches that of the dorm after a certain hour. Many measures were taken to provide security.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel completely safe moving about campus.

I feel the campus police has a high presence and student safety is their priority.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I myself was a victim and know others who have been sexually assaulted as well. Usually involved one member being under the influence of alcohol.

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The campus has a very low crime rate and nearly nonexistent violent crime. One of the leading campus crime problems is drinking and driving. Operating Under the Influence, or OUI rates, have been increasing in recent years. Campus security is very aware of the presence of OUI occurances and takes stringent measures to prevent them from occurring. Public Safety makes regular patrols of campus roadways and College Avenue, including fraternity houses and the corresponding parking lots. The patrols are much more intense Thursday nights through Sunday mornings. Public Safety officers and security guards make regular patrols of campus buildings, including residence halls. Inside the residence halls, an on-duty RA makes hourly rounds throughout the building to check on residents.

Public Safety also provides escorts around campus at night if students feel uncomfortable walking alone. Since walking alone is not recommended at night in even the safest environments, the campus has volunteers who will walk with students at night through the Campus Walking Companions program. The campus is well-lit at night, especially around buildings and in frequented walking areas, near classrooms, the Mall, and Memorial Union. Parking lots, streets, and walking paths are all appropriately lit for safe travel and walking. Some areas that are not frequented at night may have less adequate lighting, so a Campus Walking Companion may be desirable in those areas during late hours. Campus Walking companions are available Sunday to Thursday from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. and Friday to Saturday from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. To request a walking companion during these hours, call (207) 581-WALK (9255).

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 1
  • Arson: 11
  • Burglary: 44
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 1
  • Sex Offenses: 7
  • Vehicle Theft: 2
Security Office
Department of Public Safety
81 Rangeley Road
(207) 581-4040
Safety Services
  • Bicycle registration
  • Bicycle, foot, horseback, and vehicle patrols
  • Campus Eyes (confidential crime reporting system)
  • Campus Walking Companions
  • Crime prevention publicity
  • Electronic alarm systems
  • HELP call-boxes (throughout campus and University trails)
  • Key tag registration
  • Late Night Local bus service
  • Police escort services
  • Public Safety patrols
  • Rape Aggression Defense Program
  • Rape Awareness Education and Prevention
  • Residence hall security
  • Vehicle Unlocking Service
Health Center
Cutler Health Center
Long Road
(207) 581-4000
Monday–Thursday 8 a.m.–6 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy shots
  • Ambulance services
  • Counseling center
  • Foreign travel medicine
  • Immunizations
  • Laboratory services
  • Massage therapy
  • Minor surgery
  • Nurse triage
  • Optometry
  • Orthopedics
  • Physical exams
  • Physical therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Radiology services
  • Women's health care
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Did You Know?
  • Butler Health Center provides non-prescription contraceptives, such as condoms and dental dams at no charge to students in an effort to help prevent pregnancy and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.
  • The University Volunteer Ambulance Corps (UVAC) provides students with the opportunity to work in emergency medical response services.
  • Late Night Local is a transport bus service for weeknights, sponsored by the Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity and Gamma Sigma Sigma sorority (frequently referred to as the "Drunk Bus")
  • MaineCard student identification cards are used for residence hall access. All residents have access to all residence halls until 9 p.m., after which the card only permits access to the student's own residence hall.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 82 responses

  • 19% None
  • 14% Walking alone
  • 13% Excessive drinking
  • 13% Unlit pathways
  • 12% Drugs
  • 9% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 7% Theft/robberies
  • 5% Non-students on campus
  • 3% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 2% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 1% Lack of safety escort services
  • 1% Criminal activity near campus
  • 0% Dorm safety
  • 0% Gang violence

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 63 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 83 responses

  • 39% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 51% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 10% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 1% Not very visible.
  • 0% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 111 responses

  • 39% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 56% 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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