Georgia Tech has committed significant resources to ensure your day-to-day safety and to prepare for and respond effectively in the event of an emergency. The GT Department of Housing takes a leading role in this effort:
- We supply a comprehensive emergency plan for all residence halls and take part in campus-wide planning and training exercises.
- Housing works closely with the GT Police Department. See safety best practices and reporting crime below.
- The county Fire Marshall regularly inspects residence halls which are equipped with fire safety devices; fire drills are scheduled regularly.
- Residence halls are locked 24/7 and are accessible only to students and staff with keys.
- Safety and evacuation instructions are posted in each residence hall room.
Residence Life Emergency Alert Plan
Weather, natural disaster, and security concerns can bring about emergencies in a residence hall(s). Residents in Georgia Tech housing can be assured that the members of the Residence Life and Housing staff, as well as other campus agencies, are working together for emergency preparedness and response.
- Residence Life staff are trained in crisis management and have protocols designed to handle most emergencies, in coordination with Georgia Tech Police, Counseling Center, Dean of Students, and other Atlanta and State agencies.
- All residents have a responsibility to keep their halls secure. Do not prop open doors or allow others to enter a building behind you. More security information is located in "Technically Speaking: The Department of Housing Guide to Community Living".
- Be vigilant and observant of anything or anyone that might be suspicious and immediately call the Georgia Tech Police Department at 404-894-2500. These include: suspicious or unattended packages, containers or vehicles; signs of break-ins or attempted unauthorized entries; unusual odors or substances; fellow residents or any campus community member about whom you have concerns; or people in residence halls and other buildings who you think should not be there.