Students at Claflin say they feel very safe on campus—during the day and night—because the campus police are always making patrols and interacting with students. Petty crimes, such as stealing, can slip past the campus cops, but this rarely occurs. Overall, the campus environment is reasonably crime-free because it is such a small student population, which creates an advantage because the campus police can build better relationships with the students. Also, it seems like students are always walking in groups, both on and off campus, because they understand that there is safety in numbers; however, there is really is crime in the quiet town of Orangeburg to alarm students.
Ultimately, students must always remember that the most important protection they have against crime is knowing how to avoid it. The Claflin campus police regularly give group talks or host seminars to teach students crime-fighting techniques. Another added benefit of student safety services here is the student health center. It offers medical care for illnesses and minor injuries and is also home to Claflin’s Counseling Services. The nurse and doctor are readily available via appointment, but they also welcome walk-ins. At Claflin, students can never complain that their health or safety is at risk.