Campus Safety Week

Thank you to everyone who participated in this years’ Campus Safety Week! The campus safety carnivals 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. The committee is already preparing for next year. A big thanks to University Housing and the Georgia State University Police Department for funding the carnival. Also, thank you to the Counseling and Testing Center, Dean of Students office, 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 committee is looking forward to working with everyone next year.

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.
Emergency Call Boxes are located in parking lots, parking decks and plaza areas, emergency call boxes are an integral part of the safety and security services provided by the Georgia State University Police Department. The boxes are activated by opening the door on the box and pushing a call button on the inside. The caller is connected directly to the police radio network and may speak to the police dispatcher. The University currently has more than 58 call boxes, which can be identified by emergency signs and flashing blue lights.
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 week! Find out more about services available to the campus regarding safety at the Georgia State University Police Safety Site.