Safety Programs and Services
Georgia State University Crime Prevention offers a variety of programs to students, staff and faculty. To learn more about participating in any of these programs, contact the Crime Prevention office at (404) 413-3213.
Reviews the current Georgia statutes for underage possession of alcohol, driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs, and illegal blood alcohol concentrations. The program also provides information about the levels of impairment that correlate to the amount of alcohol consumed. It discusses the liability and dangers involved in the consumption of alcohol, so that students can make well-informed decisions.
Fight to Flight
Provides students with techniques to prevent and escape from an attack against their person. The goal of the program is to enable a student to maintain a level of alertness in order to avoid an attack. The program seeks to:
- Identify methods of prevention and precaution against an attack.
- Identify and demonstrate passive and combative resistance against an attack.
- Identify the steps to take after an attack/sexual assault.
Illustrates common practices that may be used to make employee offices safe and secure. The program, open to students, staff and faculty, covers basic safety tips and concerns specific to office workers.
Gives students, staff and faculty the opportunity to help protect against theft by engraving identification on their personal and campus valuables. Call the Crime Prevention office at (404) 413-3213 to check out an engraver.
Any university department or organization may request a premise survey from the Georgia State University Police Crime Prevention Unit. These surveys provide information concerning the crime history of the facility, crime risk, and suggestions to eliminate or reduce the risk of crime.
Safety Escort Service
This service is offered upon request from approximately 6 p.m. until 11 p.m. Safety escorts are provided to the parking decks, public and private parking lots, bus stops and train stations near campus. Take advantage of this service by calling (404) 413-2100 and requesting a safety escort when you feel unsafe around campus. Read one student's testimonial about her experience with this service.
Heightens Georgia State University community awareness of crimes that may occur in an urban environment. Program discussion includes alerting participants on how to be aware of their surroundings and to avoid confrontations such as robbery, car-jacking, panhandling, and muggings. Recommended precautions include staying alert; trusting your instincts; sticking to well-lit and well-traveled streets; avoiding shortcuts through wooded areas, parking lots and alleys; locking car doors; and checking both inside and outside a car before getting in.
Cadets operate a service truck to aid stranded motorists with dead batteries, keys locked in car, flat tires and other minor vehicular problems. Access this service by calling (404) 413-2100.
Village/Lofts Safety Program
Alerts Campus Housing residents of crimes that may take place in and around residential halls, as well as how to prevent such incidents. Residents are informed of precautions to take while living in an environment such as the University Village/University Lofts. This program is offered to each floor of the Village and Lofts, to encourage roommates to develop a team approach toward making their living arrangements as safe and secure as possible. Recommended precautions include locking bedroom doors when away, not allowing someone to follow you inside access gates or buildings; never leaving purses, wallets, money or valuables in plain view; and reporting any suspicious activities or soliciting to the University Police.
Teaches participants to identify workplace violence. The program demonstrates techniques to avoid violence in the workplace and defenses against workplace violence.