Colleges everywhere should be a safe haven for personal growth and discovery. Unfortunately, criminal activity can happen anywhere. While Campus Police greatly minimizes your risk of being the victim of a crime while at CTC, the college encourages students to take precautions to protect themselves and their personal property.
This is especially true during the winter months when shorter days lead to longer nights and more opportunity for would-be criminals to act in the dark. To make sure nothing comes between you and your adult education courses, here are some tips for staying safe on campus.
The best way to stay safe is to stick together in groups, especially when travelling from one place to the next. Ask classmates if they wouldn’t mind walking to the parking lot in a group after class gets out. Even if you’re just walking across campus, it’s better to walk in a group than to walk by yourself, especially after dark.
Be proactive about your safety. If you know you will be getting out of class after dark, try to park as close to a well-lit building as possible. You may also want to arrange a ride if you are getting out of class late. If you have a long walk to your vehicle, consider requesting an escort by Campus Police by calling 770-529-2311.
Be Aware and Stay Alert
Safety is all about awareness. Pay attention to your surroundings at all times and remember that many criminal acts are considered crimes of opportunity. Avoid leaving personal items such as textbooks, phones, tablets, and computers unattended on campus. If leaving these items in your vehicle, make sure they aren’t visible through your windows and that you always lock your doors, even if you think you’ll only be a way for a few minutes.
Try to take routes that are well trafficked and well lit. Avoid being isolated with someone you don’t know. Have your cell phone out whenever you are walking across campus or to your vehicle, and be prepared to call Campus Police at 770-529-2311 for help the instant a dangerous situation arises.
Chattahoochee Technical College would like to help you obtain a valuable education in a safe and welcoming environment. We have eight campuses in north Georgia to serve you, and many of our coruses can be completed partially or entirely online. For additional information about our certificate and degree programs, career training opportunities, facilities, and enrollment policies, visit ChattahoocheeTech.edu, or call 678-384-4958.