Safety and security aren't really a problem at Juniata. While students aren't naïve and common sense is always necessary when it comes to protecting valuables, the community on campus is really freakishly trusting. The greatest example of this is what happens when students head to the dining hall: They leave their coats and bags and backpacks outside the door, creating a scene vaguely reminiscent of the parting of the Red Sea, only with personal belongings instead of salt water. Aside from Lesher, which locks at 10 p.m., the dorms are never locked, though students will generally lock their rooms. Most students have no qualms about walking anywhere on campus, day or night. And it's true—pretty much nothing ever happens. Bizarre? Sure, but that's Juniata for you.
However, there are measures taken in advance to keep students safe. Students can usually spot security vehicles roaming around campus, and there are blue-light call-boxes sprinkled around campus, as well. Security is never oppressive, but they will take action when necessary. However, the fact that their biggest conflict with students is illegally parked vehicles reiterates how safe the campus actually is. Huntingdon itself also has relatively low crime levels, and is a "leave your doors unlocked" kind of town, but in general, in town, common sense trumps community feeling, and students take more care with their personal safety.