Safety and security

In Atlanta

Security staff is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, year-round. SCAD security officers, along with the Atlanta Police Department, provide 24-hour patrol around SCAD Atlanta facilities and work closely with residence life staff to educate students about personal safety. Hand-activated emergency call boxes are strategically located throughout SCAD to automatically signal a 24-hour security dispatcher. A staff greeter or security officer is posted in each building. Students, faculty and staff are required to present a SCAD ID in order to gain admittance to SCAD Atlanta facilities.

In Hong Kong

Security staff is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, year-round. Hong Kong is considered to be a safe city with frequent police patrols to ensure the safety of residents and visitors. Students are encouraged to follow the same safety precautions (locking doors, traveling in groups at night, being cautious of your surroundings, etc.) as they would in any major city around the world. Students should keep valuables and travel documents in a safe place and should maintain photocopies of all IDs and travel documents in a location separate from the originals in case of emergency. In compliance with Hong Kong law, students staying more than 180 days are required to carry a personal identification card at all times. It is recommended that students traveling to an unfamiliar area carry a Chinese translation of the destination with them.

In Savannah

SCAD security officers are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week, year-round; they regularly patrol SCAD facilities and work closely with student services staff to educate the SCAD community about personal safety. Hand-activated call boxes are strategically located all around SCAD to automatically signal a 24-hour security dispatcher. The security staff also works in conjunction with the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police to conduct safety programs for students and to educate them about safety precautions they should take as private citizens.

Campus Security Act

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. For more information on the Campus Security Act, call college security at 404.253.3333.

Additional information

More information regarding university safety, including an annual university security report, is available. Printed copies of the annual university security report are available at the college security command center in the SCAD Atlanta main academic building, 1600 Peachtree St., Atlanta, Georgia, or at the SCAD security office, 350 Bull St. in Savannah, Georgia.