Health & Safety

Location
Milledgeville, GA
Undergrads
5,131
Tuition (in-state)
$26,082 ($8,618)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Senior

Health & Safety: I have had some harassment issues from campus security, as a minority student. I have been questioned about my being a student, I have been told to leave public places for no apparent reason, and have been pulled over multiple times for very questionable reasons.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: i feel so safe on campus

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have never feared for my life while on campus. Any crimes that may have possibly occurred are away from campus or are stupid drunken acts committed by students. Also if anything happens they make sure that EVERYONE is made aware.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: The police are around and respond quickly to emergency calls. I feel very safe on campus.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The police officers in my experience have not been very eager to help students, but instead get people in trouble. That being said, I still feel safe because nothing dangerous seems to happen around the campus.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 515th
    Safest Campuses
  • 1053rd
    Best Student Health Center
  • 1239th
    Most Visible Campus Police

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Laura Thomas
Hometown
Canton, GA
Major
Business Management
Grad Year
2012
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Safety is a no. 1 concern at Georgia College! It is hard to walk a block without passing a campus police officer driving or walking around campus. The campus and surrounding parking lots are well lit at night, but if you ever feel unsafe, a campus police officer would be more than happy to escort you wherever you need to go. Also, emergency buttons are located all over campus—in the event that you need help quickly.

The Public Safety building is open 24 hours a day, with officers available at all times. Public Safety also offers the SNAP service (Student Night Auxiliary Patrol), which provides students with a safety escort on a golf cart. This is a great service for late nights at the library! There are also emergency buttons located in every dorm room, which, when pressed, alert Public Safety immediately. Students at Georgia College have a great relationship with the campus police and are thankful to have such devoted officers.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 7
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 1
  • Vehicle Theft: 1
Security Office
Public Safety Office
Miller Hall, 300 N. Wayne St.
(478) 445-4400 emergency; (478) 445-4404 non-emergency
www.gcsu.edu/publicsafety
Safety Services
  • Lost and Found
  • Operation ID (property registration)
  • SNAP (Student Night Auxiliary Patrol)
Health Center
Student Health Services
Beeson Hall, facing Montgomery Street
(478) 445-5288
www.gcsu.edu/studenthealth
Monday-Friday 8:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Health Services
  • Immunizations
  • Lab tests
  • Referrals
  • Treatment of episodic illnesses/minor injuries
  • Women's health
Day Care Services?
No
Did You Know?
Every dorm room has an emergency button. If the button is pressed, campus police will rush to your aid!

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 32 responses

  • 19% None
  • 12% Excessive drinking
  • 12% Non-students on campus
  • 12% Walking alone
  • 10% Criminal activity near campus
  • 10% Theft/robberies
  • 7% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 7% Unlit pathways
  • 4% Dorm safety
  • 4% Gang violence
  • 1% Violence among students
  • 0% Drugs
  • 0% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 0% Lack of safety escort services
  • 0% Lack of a strong security presence

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 28 responses

  • 4% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 7% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 25% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 36% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 29% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 31 responses

  • 0% We have campus police?
  • 0% Not very visible.
  • 10% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 61% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 29% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 32 responses

  • 3% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 3% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 44% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 50% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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