Safety and security



SCAD Department of Public Safety


Hong Kong




A comprehensive approach to safety

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.

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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.

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Savannah SafeRide

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.

Security reports

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.

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Emergency preparedness

The Department of Public Safety has both precautionary and responsive security networks ready to reduce the impact of crisis on our students. We are dedicated to a quick, effective response.

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Safety tips

Because Atlanta, Hong Kong and Savannah are busy urban areas, the SCAD Department of Public Safety is committed to educating students on the best methods for protecting their personal safety.

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Security strategy

SCAD is dedicated to balancing a safe learning environment and an open college experience. We research new tactics, analyze security trends and constantly grow as a department to maximize safety.

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