The Department of Public Safety exists to ensure the safest learning environment possible through a layered and comprehensive approach to security, backed by experienced leadership. SCAD works closely with local police, fire and emergency personnel, as well as state and federal agencies, to ensure that students have a safe and open college experience.
Emergency notification systems
SCAD is ready if a crisis occurs. We have established a comprehensive notification system to communicate with students and families in a timely manner. This includes the SCAD Alert System, online notifications, television reports, radio messages and more. We are dedicated to ensuring an effective, open and appropriate response.
LiveSafe is a free smartphone app that turns every student's phone into a personal safety device. By using a smartphone's GPS system, students can report suspicious activity in real time by snapping photos, recording video or submitting anonymous safety concerns.
The SafeRide program offers SCAD Savannah students, faculty and staff a late night ride from an open SCAD building to their non-SCAD residence within the downtown and midtown neighborhoods.
For more information, or to arrange a ride, call 912.525.4500.
In accordance with the Clery Act, SCAD provides a full report of the past year's crimes at each SCAD location, as well as a daily log and weekly summary of university security incidents in Atlanta and Savannah.