Campus Safety Month

Safety is a priority at Georgia State University. In 2008, National Campus Safety Awareness Month (NCSAM) was unanimously approved by Congress to encourage a public conversation on important topics in violence prevention at our nation’s colleges and universities. Georgia State University supports this initiative by providing the campus community with events, workshops, safety information, and safety walks on each campus. For information regarding our preparation to return to campus and proactive steps we can take to help keep ourselves and our campus community safer, please click here:
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Fall 2021 Events
All Event Links and Details are in the Panther Involvement Network (PIN). Type the event in the search box in PIN to get the event details or click on the clickable links below.

  • Student Victim Assistance: Virtual Walk In
  • Wellness Walk: Sophomore Welcome: A Mindful Walk around campus with the Counseling Center
  • #SafeState Jeopardy!
  • Got'Cha Campus Safety Event - Sept 7, 4:30 - 6:30 pm, Student Recreation Center
  • Campus Safety Walk - Newton
  • Question, Persuade, Refer: Suicide Prevention Training
  • Campus Safety Walk - Decatur
  • Wellness Walk: A mindful walk around campus with GSUPD
  • Active Shooter Response Training
  • Healthy Monday GSU: Monday Mile Walk/Challenge
  • Campus Safety Walk - Alpharetta
  • World Suicide Prevention Day (Healthy State)
  • Suicide Prevention & HIV Testing (Healthy State)
  • Atlanta Campus Safety Fair
  • Wellness Wednesdays: Discussions with a Health Educator
  • Mobile Clinic: Suicide Prevention & HIV Testing
  • Student Victim Assistance Blue Table Safety Talks
  • Healthy Monday GSU: Monday Mile Walk/Challenge
  • Mobile Clinic: Suicide Prevention & HIV Testing
  • Wellness Wednesdays: Discussions with a Health Educator
  • Mobile Clinic: Suicide Prevention & HIV Testing
  • Mobile Clinic: Suicide Prevention & HIV Testing
  • Question, Persuade, Refer: Suicide Prevention Training
  • Wellness Wednesdays: Discussions with a Health Educator
  • Campus Safety Walk - Atlanta
  • Mobile Clinic: Suicide Prevention & HIV Testing

Thank you to everyone who participated in last years' Campus Safety Month! The campus safety fairs were informative for all participants regarding safety information. Many changes are occurring as a result of the campus safety walks. A big thanks to our campus partners who make Campus Safety Month a success University Housing, Georgia State University Police Department, Counseling Center, Office of the Dean of Students, Risk Management, and the Student Recreation Center. Lastly, thank you to the Student Government Association for actively participating in the campus safety walks.

Check out the results 2018 Atlanta Campus Safety Carnival results.

For emergencies on campus, call Georgia State University Police at 404-413-3333. Calling 911 on campus will slow the process down because the call will be re-routed to Georgia State University Police.
Campus Safety Escorts can be reached at 404-413-3333. One security guard is assigned to the Escort Van from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Thursday and 5 - 11 p.m. Friday, when classes are in session. When daylight savings time is in effect, the times are subject to change. These hours may vary or the escort van may not operate when classes are not in session, between semesters and holiday periods. (During this time escorts are performed by officers). Escorts are made from Georgia State University buildings, Georgia State, Peachtree Center and Five Points MARTA Stations, commercial parking lots near the campus.
The “Ride Safe” program is conducted by Police Officers who provide safety escorts for the GSU community and their guests by safely transporting them around campus at night on designated routes. The “Ride Safe” program also provides a continuous visual patrol of the community, property, and surrounding areas to deter any criminal/suspicious activity. Services are offered Monday – Friday between the hours of 6 p.m. - 1 a.m. Route information can be found here.
The LiveSafe App is a safety tool for Georgia State students, faculty and staff that provides a quick, convenient and discreet way to communicate with Georgia State Police.

Safety goes beyond just one month! Find out more about services available to the campus regarding safety at the Georgia State University Police Safety Site.