Health & Safety

Decatur, GA
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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: i see cops so i feel safe?

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have never used the student health center at my college.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I've never felt unsafe on campus, just off.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Campus always feels safe, public safety is always available to help you if you need it, and campus crime is virtually nonexistent.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There is always a security guard walking around campus and if you need anything from them, they are more than willing to help. Also, if you need to be picked up from the Decatur MARTA station when it's dark out, they will come pick you up.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 299th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 516th
    Safest Campuses
  • 1149th
    Most Visible Campus Police

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Sofia Barrera
Grad Year
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Health and safety services are amazing at Agnes. The entire campus is secure, and almost every student feels safe enough to walk outside at night. The campus police are extremely friendly, and are a constant presence around campus. There are get-togethers called "Meet the HEAT," where Agnes students can speak with Public Safety and learn self-defense techniques. The campus itself is small and safe. The safest places are the dorms as well as the library. However, the Decatur area isn't safe in some places, such as around MARTA and some of the neighborhoods. These areas are typically safest during the day or when students travel in large groups.

The wellness center is located on campus, and is easily accessible to everyone. The wellness center offers a wide variety of services that include counseling, gynecology appointments, chiropractic care, and access to a nutritionist. Appointments are almost always available, but students must conform to the wellness center as opposed to the wellness center conforming to students. This system of appointments can be tricky and frustrating at times. If you remember to make an appointment as soon as possible, you will be seen as soon as possible. The wellness center staff seeks to have a comfortable relationship with students, and it's always willing to listen or point students in the right direction in the event of an emergency. Both Public Safety and the wellness center have phone numbers in the event of a medical or psychological emergency.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 5
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 2
Security Office
Department of Public Safety
West Parking Facility, S. McDonough St.
(404) 471-6355 nonemergency; (404) 471-6400 emergency
Safety Services
  • 24-hour communications center
  • 24-hour patrol and emergency response
  • Emergency phones
  • Motorist assistance
  • Nighttime escort service
  • Parking lot surveillance
  • Self-defense classes
  • Taxi fund
Health Center
Warren Student Health Center
Hopkins Hall, first floor
(404) 471-6346
Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Health Services
  • Health counseling and education
  • Lab work/X-rays
  • Medication
  • Physical examinations
  • Treatment of common health problems (infections, minor injuries)
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
  • Agnes's Public Safety officers are certified through Georgia's Peace Officers Standards and Training Council. This certification gives Agnes's Public Safety officers jurisdiction county- and state-wide.
  • Need a jump? Lock your keys in the car? Are you a Scottie? Public Safety can help! The Department of Public Safety offers jump starts and door unlocking services to all Scotties.
  • Any Scottie who finds herself stranded off campus can call a cab and have the cab bring her to the Department of Public Safety. Public Safety pays the fare, but there's a catch: Students should repay the fare within two weeks. Make sure you pay up. The money you repay keeps the fund alive, so Public Safety can keep helping Scotties in need!

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 26 responses

  • 19% Non-students on campus
  • 17% None
  • 14% Walking alone
  • 10% Criminal activity near campus
  • 10% Theft/robberies
  • 7% Dorm safety
  • 7% Unlit pathways
  • 3% Drugs
  • 3% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 3% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 2% Excessive drinking
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 0% Gang violence
  • 0% Violence among students

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 25 responses

  • 4% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 4% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 4% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 36% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 52% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 25 responses

  • 0% We have campus police?
  • 0% Not very visible.
  • 0% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 76% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 24% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 26 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 4% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 58% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 38% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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