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College earns an A grade in a special report by Reader’s Digest

Lafayette earns a grade of A for readiness to handle on-campus threats to safety and security in a new report by Reader’s Digest.

A story entitled “Safe at School?”, to be published in the magazine’s March issue and available now online, examines safety threats faced by college students today and describes some of the best safety practices employed by schools.
In an online rating that accompanies the story, Reader’s Digest places Lafayette No. 22 among the 135 colleges and universities surveyed – and No. 2 among liberal arts colleges – in safety preparedness.

“Colleges are a reflection of our society. You don’t escape crime or other hazards when you head off to school. We hope with this article to help parents and students understand the facts and make informed choices,” says the magazine’s editor-in-chief, Peggy Northrop.

“Across the country, examples abound of colleges and universities facing safety challenges head on in order to ensure the well-being of the students with whom they have been entrusted.”

Among liberal arts colleges, only Bowdoin College, in Brunswick, Maine, is rated ahead of Lafayette in safety preparedness.

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