Safety and Security
University Housing and Georgia College take safety and security very seriously. Students gain access to their residence hall using their Bobcat Card and each room includes an Emergency Notification Button for use if a student needs to summon Public Safety. In addition, the surrounding areas feature Emergency Call Boxes and security cameras.
Though we provide our students with some of the best safety features available, safety depends on the student's personal behaviors. We ask that students follow the safety tips provided by Public Safety. In addition, students should be aware of the Emergency Action Plan.
We encourage you to watch this segment from ABC's Good Morning America on campus safety as a family. Prior to your student's arrival at GC, have a conversation about the personal behaviors that a student can employ to prevent becoming a victim of crime.
Missing Student Policy
Upon check in, each resident of University Housing is required to provide emergency contact information. If the resident is under 18 years old they must provide the contact information for their parent or legal guardian. This information will be used in the event the student is determined to be missing. Students may update this information by contacting their hall director.
Missing students may be reported to either Public Safety or any University Housing staff member. Upon notification of a potentially missing student, University Housing and Public Safety will begin a joint investigation of the situation. Upon determination that a student is actually missing for more than 24 hours, the student's emergency contact will be notified. In the case that the missing person is under 18 years old, the parent or legal guardian will be notified.