Safety Guidelines

Campus Police Safety

Alcohol and Drug Policies

Wellesley College Alcohol and Drug Policy

Wellesley College is committed to providing an environment of well-being, learning, and accountability for its members. To this end, the Wellesley College Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy is grounded in four community standards derived from the Honor Code:

  • compliance with governing law and College policies;
  • respect for the Wellesley College community by minimizing the impact of alcohol and other drug use upon others;
  • care for one’s own health and well-being; and
  • prevention of harm and seeking of assistance and support for self or others.

This policy informs students of their individual, group, and community responsibilities regarding alcohol and other drugs, the College's response to violations, and the resources available for addressing alcohol and other drug-related concerns. Campus Police and Residential Life Professional Staff have primary responsibility for enforcement of this policy.

read the policy

Commonwealth of MA Underage Drinking Law

Read the explanation of the Massachusetts laws and penalties with respect to underage drinking and/or driving and social host liability.

massachusetts alcohol law

Personal Security

Blue Phones

Emergency "Blue" phones are located at strategic points on campus.

Program Your Cell

WCPD recommends programming of cell phones with the Campus Police dispatch number (781) 283-2121. Dispatchers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to answer your call.

Lock It

Lock your Res Hall Door to protect your belongings

Safety Escorts

Campus Police provides an escort if you feel uncomfortable walking at night.

escort van

Identity Theft

If you are the victim of identity theft or fraud, report it by contacting Campus Police immediately. In addition, keep all papers, receipts, cancelled checks, mail from companies, etc. related to this crime.