Spelman takes on-campus security very seriously. Spelman has set visitation hours in the dorms specifically for males. This decreases the likelihood of non-Spelman students wandering the grounds after hours. You have to have both a dorm key and a room key to get in after midnight. Violent crime on campus is next to nonexistent, and the most you might have to deal with in the dorms is someone taking your calculator out of the study hall.
At times, you will find yourself on the surrounding campuses of Morehouse, Morris Brown College, and Clark Atlanta University (CAU). All three of these schools have full-time security, but one thing to keep in mind when you are walking in the areas around campus is that Spelman security does not patrol these areas as often. You won't find too many campuses safer than Spelman College. For many years, the entire college has been surrounded by an iron gate, and the school has front and back gate entrances, both of which are monitored by security at all times. The back gate is generally only open during school hours. The front gate is always open, but vehicle traffic is closely monitored. You cannot get on campus without being checked for credentials by an officer. Of course, it is a little easier for women to get on campus, as they will assume you are a student.