Safety and Security Tips
Residence Life Emergency Alert Plan
Here is what we share with residents:
Even though Tech takes these precautionary steps, there are steps you should take, too. In order to have more effective results when it comes to combating crime in the halls, it is important for residents to be empowered to take proactive steps to ensure their security. Developing simple habits from the moment you arrive on campus can head off big problems and headaches in the future.
Taking the aforementioned steps will greatly reduce the chances of you being victimized by a thief. While this is true, it is important to remember that these measures, which can be effective deterrents to crime, will only work if you take the initiative and responsibility to put them into practice.
When the fire alarm sounds, you are required by law to evacuate the building, even in the event of a false alarm. The Georgia Tech Fire Marshall will administer a fire drill once per semester. All individuals are to proceed 100 feet away from the building to the designated "gathering point" for that hall. Only when the alarm is silenced and the "All Clear" given by Department of Housing Staff or the Georgia Tech Police, may people re-enter the building. Students who do not vacate will be subject to judicial action. Please note that we only do drills once, early in each semester. Any other time the alarm rings, there is a legitimate reason for it! We do not have a "false alarm" culture here at Tech.
Any student who knowingly or accidentally causes a fire will be handled through the judicial system for the Department of Housing and/or the Institute.
Sprinkler heads must not be tampered with, or used as a means to hang personal items. Some of our facilities are equipped with sprinkler systems that will extinguish most major fires. These sprinklers put out 250 gallons of water per minute. You may end up flooding your room and many others at the same time. Georgia Tech is not responsible for the loss you may incur as a result of someone else's negligence. A resident who knowingly or accidentally causes a sprinkler to activate may be charged in the judicial process.