Safety and security

The need to ensure the safety and security of students, faculty and staff is the foremost priority at SCAD.

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Atlanta
404.253.3333

Savannah
912.525.4500

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SafeRide

SafeRides are available from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly, with SCAD Security providing drop-off service.

To arrange a SafeRide, please call 912.525.4500.

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Security reports

In accordance with Article II of the Student's Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act, SCAD provides a full report of the past year's crimes.

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New tools for safety

At SCAD, students are our top priority. We have invested significant resources to ensure student safety at all of our locations. This year, we added several new tools to the programs that form the backbone of our safe learning environment. We have installed new security cameras at SCAD facilities and in residence halls, and we are launching use of mobile safety software called LiveSafe that can transform every mobile phone on campus into a personal safety device. In addition, we are also establishing a new bike patrol, with officers who will be visible around many of our residence halls and other student gathering spots.

Awareness and preparation 

In the event a situation arises at SCAD or in the community that constitutes an ongoing or continuing threat, university-wide warnings will be issued through the SCAD email system and posted on MySCAD.

In Savannah, the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department offers an online community crime mapping feature. Learn more about neighborhood safety. Security officers patrol SCAD facilities 24 hours a day, seven days a week and, through various programs, work closely with the student services staff to educate the university community and individuals about personal safety. 

The Rape Aggression Defense Systems self-defense course is free of charge to all women in the SCAD community and is taught by certified faculty and staff. For more information, visit the R.A.D. Systems Web site, read the information posted in MySCAD or contact SCAD security

In accordance with Article II of the Student's Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act, SCAD provides a full report of the past year's crimes. The security report is available online and in the security office in Savannah and student services office in Atlanta. 

In accordance with the Clery Act, a daily log and a weekly summary are kept of university security incidents in Atlanta and Savannah

The LiveSafe app

The Live Safe app is a new security tool for students. Live Safe is downloaded to a smartphone and its GPS system allows students to report crime in real time, snap photos and anonymously report safety concerns through.

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