Safety & Security
An integral part of creating a community that supports personal and academic fulfillment at Marlboro College involves providing a safe environment for living and learning.
Marlboro students have every right to pursue their academic and professional interests in a safe environment. Of course risks to safety can take many forms, from natural disasters to flu outbreaks. Rest assured that Marlboro has policies and procedures to deal with these risks at every level, and being a small, close-knit community has many advantages in many cases.
With its pastoral landscapes and small communities, Vermont has a reputation for being relatively free from many of the crimes that beset other areas of the country. While that reputation is well-deserved—Vermont is ranked 48th among U.S. states for violent crimes per capita—that is not to say that crimes do not occur.
Campus Safety enforces nonacademic rules and regulations established by Town Meeting. They respond to emergency situations and contact the appropriate outside resources when necessary (police, EMTs, etc.). Officers conduct patrols of every space on campus either on foot or by vehicle regularly, and they are able to perform general welfare checks on students.
Marlboro college students, faculty, and staff all have a role in creating a safe and welcoming community. We all have a personal responsibility for creating an environment free from hate speech, physical violence, harassment, vandalism, and theft. A safe environment is not limited to the physical safety of community members and their personal property. It also requires the preservation of a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere in which people advocate not only for their own rights, but for those of each person who lives and works at the College, and a community where differing views are not only tolerated but embraced.
Conduct, whether intentional or unintentional, that results in sexual harassment or misconduct is prohibited and will not be tolerated. For additional information, please refer to the Policy and Procedures on Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence and Stalking.
As required by law, Marlboro College provides statistics for the occurrence of violent crimes both at the undergraduate and graduate campus, including statements on related policies.