Safety Tips

Personal Safety Tips

  • Immediately report suspicious activity, criminal incidents, or other emergencies.
  • Walk with others.
  • Always lock the door to your residence and any ground level windows
  • Never volunteer information over the phone to a stranger.
  • Report lost or stolen ID cards to the Public Safety Department at 706-272-4461
  • Never give out your personal identification number (PIN).
  • Use a good locking device to secure your bicycle.
  • When using campus lockers always use a lock to secure your items!
  • Don’t hitchhike.
  • Know how to use the “Call Trace” systems for harassing or obscene phone calls.
  • Place your name or an identifiable mark in your textbooks.
  • Refrain from propping or disabling locking mechanisms on doors or entrances.
  • Remove as many opportunities for crime to occur as possible.

Additional Tips for Off-Campus and Dormitories

  • Be sure all outdoor lighting fixtures on your apartment are working.
  • Place items of value out of sight and in locked areas.
  • Determine who is on the other side of the door before opening it.
  • Report any suspicious activity to the Public Safety Department at 706-272-4461
  • Be sure you have blinds or curtains on your windows to discourage window peepers.
  • Keep your doors locked at all times, even if you are leaving for a short time.

Vehicle Safety

  • Protect your car by using common sense and taking precautions.  Follow these simple guidelines to reduce the chance of your car being burglarized:
  • Park in well lit areas, near other cars.
  • Keep valuables out of sight, preferably locked in trunk.
  • When parking your car, turn the front wheels to the left or to the right and put the emergency brake on.