Safety on Campus

In keeping with our educational mission, Mount Ida College strives to create a safe and inclusive environment for all members of our community. If you are new to Mount Ida College and its location, Newton, Massachusetts, you’ll be pleased to know that our hometown has been featured as one of the top 10 safest cities in the United States throughout the past decade.


We know that campus safety is a top priority for members of the Mount Ida community, and while the City of Newton’s ranking is a source of pride, our campus police department takes campus security very seriously. The Mount Ida College Police Department, operating under the auspices of the Vice President and General Counsel, operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Our officers patrol the campus grounds, respond to incidents as they arise and participate in proactive efforts to educate the community in order to reduce opportunities for crime and public safety concerns.

Additionally, Mount Ida complies with state and federal law, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (as amended) (“Title IX”), which requires that no person shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in any educational program or activity of the College.  In addition to Title IX, the College is subject to Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act (as amended), which prohibits sex discrimination in employment.