Campus Safety Partnerships
Georgia Tech Police Department law enforcement officers and staff work proactively with a wide variety of organizations both on- and off- campus, to build strong relationships and transparency for change and improvement. Working closely with student groups, Institute committees, task force groups, and Atlanta neighborhood associations enables all parties to share knowledge, increase understanding of issues, and develop respect for diversity of experience. Important campus safety partnerships include:
- VOICE. VOICE is an collaborative prevention and response initiative designed to increase knowledge and skills around sexual violence, stalking, and sexual harassment. Through the GT Health Promotion Department, two GT Victim-Survivor Advocates are available to provide personal support to victim-survivors of sexual violence.
- GT Parking & Transportation's Stingerette and Safe Ride Home services ensures safe after-hours transportation for students and staff.
- GT CARE, the primary resource for mental health assessment and referral at Georgia Tech.
- GT Counseling Center provides students with a variety of counseling and mental health services.
- GT Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides employees with a variety of counseling and mental health services.
- The USG Ethics Hotline ("EthicsPoint") is available online and by calling 1-877-516-3466 to anonymously report issues of suspected fraud, waste or abuse.
During times of high mental stress for students, such as exam periods, GTPD partners with mental health counselors at the Georgia Crisis and Access Line. These counselors will ride along with officers to provide immediate services to students in crisis.
Law Enforcement Partnerships are an important part of providing safety to the campus community. GTPD works closely with city, county, state, and federal law enforcement agencies throughout Georgia. A memorandum of understanding between GTPD and multiple law enforcement agencies is in place to facilitate effective collaboration on the investigation of criminal offenses. Active law enforcement partnerships include: