Campus Safety Month

Safety is a priority at Georgia State University. It is so important, that Campus Safety Week has been extended to Campus Safety Month. 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. We are planning for a different experience this year, so stay on the look out for virtual and in-person safety events, which will be listed soon!

Thank you to everyone who participated in last years' Campus Safety Month! The campus safety fairs were well attended and provided a lot of helpful safety information to all of the participants. Many changes are occurring as a result of the campus safety walks. A big thanks to University Housing and the Georgia State University Police Department for funding the safety fair. Also, thank you to the Counseling and Testing Center, Dean of Students Office, Risk Management, and the Recreation Center for funding programs throughout the week. Lastly, thank you to the Student Government Association for actively participating in the campus safety walks.

The results of the Atlanta Campus Safety Carnival are in.

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 404-413-2100. 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.

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.