The campus feels incredibly safe. There are times late at night when walking around alone can be a little scary, but not because there is a perceivable danger. The areas that seem the least safe are the parking lots on the edges of campus. However, the college is surrounded by a residential neighborhood, so often the worst thing is getting spooked by a barking dog. If a student doesn’t want to walk around alone, he or she can have an escort to any building on campus with a quick call to campus security. It is a small campus, and it is patrolled quite frequently. Campus police drive around, and student patrol officers check buildings and serve as escorts. While it’s not common to see campus security standing around during the day, they do make frequent sweeps and have a very quick response time.
Student health care is handled just off campus at Penn State Hershey Medical Group Elizabethtown, where a college health liaison, or a nurse practitioner associated with the college, manages and directs student cases. Etown also provides self-care kits, which contain medicine and information for bee stings, cuts and blisters, colds, and other common ailments. There is also a room in the corner of Thompson Gym called the Well, where students can pick up information.