Safety & Security

Description: C:\Users\trodgers\Dropbox\Camera Uploads\2012-10-05 09.02.53.jpg The mission of the Atlanta Technical College safety and security team is to provide a safe environment for students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors. This is accomplished through:

  • The enforcement of all laws, policies, and regulations.
  • The utilization of state-of-the-art technology to deter and detect crime
  • Positive conflict resolution
  • The development and implementation of a comprehensive emergency response plan
  • The education of the campus community on crime prevention techniques

The Atlanta Technical College campus is patrolled by security personnel 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Should you require assistance, the Security Office is located on the upper level of the Main Academic Building, adjacent to the bookstore.

Security Office
Academic Building, Room 2121
(404) 225-4730

 

Weapons Policy

The Technical College System of Georgia is committed to providing all employees, students, volunteers, visitors, vendors and contractors a safe and secure workplace and/or academic setting. The possession, carrying, or transportation of a firearm, weapon, or explosive compound/material in or on college buildings or property shall be governed by Georgia state law. All individuals are expected to comply with the related laws. Failure to follow laws pertaining to weapons is considered a violation of the Student Code of Conduct. Relevant Georgia laws to be aware of and compliant with include but may not be limited to:

O.C.G.A.§ 16-8-12(a)(6)(A)(iii)
O.C.G.A.§ 16-7-80
O.C.G.A.§ 16-7-81
O.C.G.A.§ 16-7-85
O.C.G.A.§ 16-11-121
O.C.G.A.§ 16-11-125.1
O.C.G.A.§ 16-11-126
O.C.G.A.§ 16-11-127
O.C.G.A.§ 16-11-127.1
O.C.G.A.§ 16-11-129
O.C.G.A.§ 16-11-130
O.C.G.A.§ 16-11-133
O.C.G.A.§ 16-11-135
O.C.G.A.§ 16-11-137
O.C.G.A.§ 43-38-10

 

Alcohol and Tobacco policy

Cleary Act/Annual Crime Statistics Report

Atlanta Technical College works to help you maintain your personal safety and to protect your property by providing security and safety services. We believe that an informed community is a safer community.

Each year, Atlanta Technical College publishes its safety statistics. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with this information so you’ll become an informed member of our community and can therefore contribute to the College’s efforts to create and maintain a safe environment in which we all can live, study, and work. Remember: Always use good safety sense and don’t hesitate to contact campus security whenever you need help or more information about one of our services.

To get crime data about other campuses, compare individual campuses or compare a group of campuses, please visit The Office of Postsecondary Education of the U. S. Department of Education Campus Security Statistics Website:click here

Dress Code

The primary mission of Atlanta Technical College is to prepare you for the world of work. The environment of this college is one that involves interactions with the students, business and industry representatives, and the general public. Therefore, as a student, you are expected to dress appropriately according to the occupation you are studying. Your instructors will provide you with written information regarding the appropriate attire for your occupation and program of study. Please cooperate accordingly.

Health Services

In the event of a medical emergency, Atlanta Technical College will refer a student to the nearest medical facility. As a non-residential institution, students are expected to secure medical services through a private physician. In the event of a medical emergency, it is understood that the student or parent will assume full responsibility for the cost of emergency care at the hospital including ambulance charges if such service is necessary.

First aid kits are available in the security office, in the office of the Vice President of Student Affairs, and in many laboratories throughout the building. Staff is instructed to call 911 for a potentially life-threatening emergency and then to report the incident to Dr. Rushton Johnson, the Vice President of Student Affairs at (404) 225-4444 or rjohnson@atlantatech.edu.

Lost and Found

Campus security handles all lost and found items. This office is located off of the second floor lobby in room 2121.

Parking

Parking decals are required for all vehicles parked on campus. These decals cost $23 each and may be obtained at the Business Office window, in building B, across from Admissions.

Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment complaints, which involve another student or a staff member, should be addressed to the Equity Coordinator, Sylvie Moses, StudentAffairs Division, Cleveland Dennard Building, Suite B164, Atlanta Technical College, 1560 Metropolitan Parkway, S.W., Atlanta, Georgia, 30310, (404) 225-4434. Procedures for filing a grievance are outlined in the student handbook.

Student Photo Identification

For security purposes, students are required to carry their college identification card whenever on campus, or when participating in college activities. Student photo identification cards are made throughout registration and on Mondays in Room 2126. Students will be required to present the college identification card when using the library and other campus facilities and should be able to present it upon the request of a college official.