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4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Great health center. Excellent staff takes care of problems quickly and carefully.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Drugs are the biggest issue without doubt and the university DO NOT CARE enough about it....note the recent overdoses

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4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: The campus is fairly small and in a decent area, so I never felt particularly unsafe.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Public Safety is notorious for being "useless" when it comes to stopping senior house break-ins, and recently they've been getting a lot of flack for breaking up parties. But in reality, they're just doing their job.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: PSafe has gotten stricter, its improving

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Wesleyan students have a traditionally tense relationship with the residents of Middletown, and the town itself is not especially safe. While the city is said to have been voted one of the best small-town Main streets (presumably because of all the delicious restaurants), there is enough crime that Wesleyan recommends its students not to walk alone at night. Every once in a while, students will get an email about a mugging or something of the sort, but generally, as long as you're smart about where/when you walk, you will be fine.

Students say that they feel safe walking on campus because Public Safety officers patrol the campus day and night. There is also a program called "The Ride" that can pick kids up if they feel unsafe walking at night. The newly instituted "Blirp-It" system (meaning of acronym unknown, even by the people who created it) allows kids to check where The Ride is at all times so they can be picked up more easily.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 37
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 1
  • Sex Offenses: 1
  • Vehicle Theft: 1
Security Office
Office of Public Safety
208 High St.
(860) 685-3333 emergencies; (860) 685-2345 nonemergencies
www.wesleyan.edu/publicsafety
Safety Services
  • Blue-light emergency phones
  • Identification cards
  • Operation identification
  • Safety shuttle
  • Sexual assault awareness
  • Whistle Program
Health Center
Davison Health Center
327 High St.
(860) 685-2470
www.wesleyan.edu/healthservices
Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Health Services
  • Basic medical services
  • Confidential consultation
  • Gynecological health
  • Health education
  • HIV and STI screenings
  • Immunization and other injections
  • Pharmaceuticals
Day Care Services?
No
Did You Know?
There are nearly 70 blue-light phones on campus, though most complaint calls come in via cell phone.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 28 responses

  • 16% Criminal activity near campus
  • 16% Non-students on campus
  • 15% Theft/robberies
  • 12% Excessive drinking
  • 10% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 7% None
  • 7% Drugs
  • 5% Walking alone
  • 3% Dorm safety
  • 3% Unlit pathways
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 1% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 1% Violence among students
  • 1% Gang violence
  • 0% Lack of safety escort services

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 7 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 28 responses

  • 50% High quality, very convenient.
  • 11% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 29% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 4% 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 29 responses

  • 14% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 45% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 28% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 7% Not very visible.
  • 7% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 28 responses

  • 50% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 32% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 11% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 7% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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