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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Campus Safety is great -- they're relatively well-liked on campus.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: They don't bust you; they help you be safe. They're more like your guardians

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: One of the benefits of being in a very rural environment is that there is little to no crime. We will have the occasional security alert but the entire campus is emailed and we get around 2 or 3 a year. The health center is very helpful and we're a 10 minute drive from North Adams regional hospital.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Very Safe – There is rarely ever a crime on campus, except perhaps small inter-student issues, littering, vandalism, etc. that sometimes require the intervention of security. Essentially it is so safe that the security officers spend a lot of boring, quiet nights looking for reasons to leave the office. Sexual assault prevention has been gaining particular attention recently, and appears to be quite successful.

4 College Student

Health & Safety: Extremely Safe Campus – There is a green light system, it is fairly remote and the town is very safe, probably one of the safest campuses around.

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There is no doubt that the town and college of Williams are safe. College security tries to make it safer by locking random doors and making fire alarms sensitive to the smell of fried onions.

The security staff members are some of the friendliest and most caring people around, but their priorities don’t always make sense. Known for their prompt and kind help, security officers on campus could ease off closing the libraries and be more attentive to drinking problems, but all-in-all, they do a good job of making students feel safe at their home away from home. Overall, the security staff makes sure the campus is safe and that students have a reliable source for their safety needs.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 1
  • Arson: 3
  • Burglary: 68
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 2
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Campus Safety and Security
Hopkins Hall, basement
(413) 597-4444 (24-hour/non-emergencies)
Safety Services
  • 24-hour patrols
  • Anonymous tip line
  • Emergency phones
  • Escort service
  • Rape Agression Defense (RAD) classes
  • Security alerts
Health Center
Thompson Health Center
105 The Knolls
(413) 597-2206
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 1 p.m.-8 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy shots
  • Basic medical services
  • Eating disorder treatment
  • HIV testing (free and by appointment)
  • Immunizations
  • Laboratory
  • Orthopedic clinic
  • Pharmacy
  • Psychological counseling
  • Rape and sexual assault hotline
  • Sports medicine
  • Student health education
  • Women's health
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 15 responses

  • 56% None
  • 17% Excessive drinking
  • 11% Non-students on campus
  • 6% Lack of safety escort services
  • 6% Unlit pathways
  • 6% Theft/robberies
  • 0% Dorm safety
  • 0% Drugs
  • 0% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 0% Walking alone
  • 0% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 0% Violence among students
  • 0% Criminal activity near campus
  • 0% Gang violence
  • 0% Sexual assault/date rape

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 14 responses

  • 36% High quality, very convenient.
  • 14% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 29% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 14% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 7% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 15 responses

  • 40% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 33% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 20% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 7% Not very visible.
  • 0% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 15 responses

  • 87% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 7% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 7% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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