Campus safety is a top priority for educational institutions, ensuring the well-being of students, faculty, and staff. It encompasses various measures, including robust security systems, trained personnel, and safety protocols. Campus safety efforts aim to create a secure environment through the implementation of emergency preparedness plans, regular safety drills, and initiatives promoting awareness about personal safety and crime prevention.
Kennesaw State University seeks to foster a proactive climate of care that can only be achieved through cooperative input from the entire community. To that end, KSU has created a Behavioral Response Team (BRT) that takes a planned approach to identifying and assisting individuals who are distressed and/or exhibiting abnormal, threatening, or dangerous behavior. Through early identification, the team can connect individuals of concern with the resources they need to succeed and hopefully prevent crises. The BRT is a multidisciplinary team that meets regularly to assess and manage concerns that have been brought to the attention of the team.
There are several different resources you can access to determine if the campus is opened or closed during a weather or other severe event.
- Web: www.kennesaw.edu, oem.kennesaw.edu, and www.kennesaw.edu/advisories will all have information if we are closed or delayed.
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/KennesawStateUniversity, www.facebook.com/KennesawstateOEM
- Local Media Outlets: www.cbs46.com, www.wsbtv.com
The primary source of information related to the campus carry law is the guidance provided by the University System of Georgia, Guidelines for the Implementation of House Bill 280.
In addition, questions and answers specifically related to KSU or to questions posed by the KSU community that are not directly covered by the USG guidance can be found here: police.kennesaw.edu/campuscarry
The campus carry law applies equally to all university system institutions. KSU does not have discretion to waive or change any of the requirements in the law. Any questions related to the new campus carry law should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Enforcement of the law on campus will be the responsibility of the KSU Police and any suspected violations of the law should be reported there.
In their most basic form, Crisis Coordinators provide immediate assistance to their building and departments during an emergency situation, such as an evacuation, shelter-in-place, or secure-in-place situation. They assist the Office of Emergency Management in mitigating the immediate situation until the arrival of first responders and then continue to assist those trained responders throughout the incident. They also serve as an invaluable resource for educating the faculty and staff or their respective buildings regarding emergency preparedness and proper response to emergencies.
The free LiveSafe app provides students, faculty and staff with a direct connection to campus police so that everyone can easily communicate all their safety needs. Its easy-to-use features help you stay safe every day and enable us to provide better protection for you.