Personal Safety

On Campus

  • Always be aware of your surroundings.
  • Never loan out ID cards.
  • Always lock your door, even if you intend to return shortly or are just going down the hall.
  • Do not allow strangers to enter the premises.
  • If someone asks to use your phone for emergency purposes, offer to telephone for them instead of allowing them access to your residence and possessions.
  • Do not put your address anywhere that a stranger can gain easy access, such as a key chain or hang tag.
  • Call 478-301-HELP (4357) to report any suspicious activity.
  • Walk with a friend at night.
  • Park in a well lit area near other vehicles or in high pedestrian and vehicle traffic areas.
  • Keep packages and valuables out of sight in your vehicle either under a seat, in a glove box, or in the trunk.
  • When leaving your vehicle, be certain your windows are rolled completely up and your doors are locked.
  • Avoid using stairs in remote sections of a building.

Off Campus

  • If you drink, drink responsibly - Don’t drink and drive.
  • In an eating establishment, never leave your food or drink unattended.
  • To report suspicious activity, call 911 or use the emergency number of the city or town. Immediately give the dispatcher your location and any pertinent information. If possible, stay on the line until help arrives or the dispatcher terminates the call.
  • When possible, use your ATM card during the day. If you must use the machine at night, go to an indoor or otherwise well-lit machine.
  • Avoid working or studying alone in a building at night. Have a friend available for emergencies.
  • Never leave valuables unattended.
  • Never prop doors open, even for a short time, especially fire doors.
  • Advise police of any hazards or security problems
  • Avoid using stairs in remote sections of a building.
  • Walk with a friend at night.
  • Park in a well lit area near other vehicles or in high pedestrian and vehicle traffic areas.
  • Keep packages and valuables out of sight in your vehicle either under a seat, in a glove box, or in the trunk.
  • When leaving your vehicle, be certain your windows are rolled completely up and your doors are locked.