An integral part of creating a framework for personal and career 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 safety. 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 that being a small, close-knit community has many advantages in most cases.
With its pastoral landscapes and small communities, Vermont has a reputation for being relatively free from many of the criminal dangers that beset more urban areas. 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 these crimes do not occur. 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.