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1 College Junior

Health & Safety: A student was just murdered today. Google it.

People warn and warn prospective students about how just ***** this school really is but its unfortunate that they dont listen.

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2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: A student got raped here in 2010. Hmmm.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I haven't heard much about safety measures on campus except for fire drills.

1 College Junior

Health & Safety: There is a serious national tragedy waiting to happen at this school with the lack of security. If I was a bad guy I could think of a million ways to do horrible things at this school. There is little to no security because generally nothing happens on campus other than like sexual assault (whch in itself is bad)

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The campus is a very safe environment and professors show care for personal lives.

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Safety is an area that is amplified at Mary Washington, with safety escort services that, with a quick phone call, will drive students back to their dorm after a night class. The same police make hourly rounds up and down Campus Walk, just to maintain safety. The honor code is emphasized from day one at the University, and the campus' safety environment meets expectations. On campus, students claim they can leave backpacks and laptops around, and they will still be there a week later, untouched.

Generally, the worst it gets at UMW is having a bike or a valuable French II book stolen. It is always a good idea to take precautions anyway, even in such a calm environment, because the risk of having a book stolen or being in imminent danger is a present concern anywhere. Given that, it is important to keep in mind that there are emergency blue-light response systems scattered around campus evenly. Pressing the blue button will not guarantee a quick response, but seeing as the campus is so small, it should not take more than a few minutes for the police to arrive.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 3
  • Arson: 1
  • Burglary: 3
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 3
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
University Police
Brent House
(540) 654-1025
www.umw.edu/police
Safety Services
  • Bicycle registration
  • Fingerprinting
  • Laptop registration
  • Safety escort services
Health Center
Student Health Center
Lee Hall, Room 112
(540) 654-1040
umw.edu/healthcenter
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy shot clinic
  • Route acute health care
  • Women's clinic
Day Care Services?
No

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 46 responses

  • 19% None
  • 11% Criminal activity near campus
  • 10% Unlit pathways
  • 8% Walking alone
  • 8% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 6% Drugs
  • 6% Non-students on campus
  • 6% Theft/robberies
  • 5% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 5% Lack of safety escort services
  • 5% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 4% Dorm safety
  • 4% Excessive drinking
  • 3% Violence among students
  • 3% Gang violence

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 17 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 would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 48 responses

  • 38% High quality, very convenient.
  • 29% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 15% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 10% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 4% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 4% Poor quality, not very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 46 responses

  • 33% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 39% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 17% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 4% Not very visible.
  • 7% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 47 responses

  • 36% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 51% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 6% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 6% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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