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4.10. Emergency and After-hours Assistance

Strategic Security and Safety (SSS)
The department of Strategic Security and Safety is responsible for the development and maintenance of KSU’s emergency preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery system. To aid in this effort, KSU utilizes a layered emergency alert and notification system that ensures all customers are prepared and can respond to any emergency or disaster including fire, bomb threats, active shooters, chemical spills, pandemic outbreaks, and inclement weather.

For additional information about KSU’s campus emergency procedures, FAQs, and other emergency preparedness resources, visit http://www.kennesaw.edu/sss/ or call SSS at

Public Safety/Police
Located in the Public Safety Building (building 20) adjacent to the West Parking Deck, KSU’s Department of Public Safety is on duty twenty-four hours a day to protect lives and property at Kennesaw State University. The building’s lobby is open 24/7 and has a telephone providing all-hours access to the KSU Police Communications Center. The customer service window is open during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.).

Visit http://www.kennesaw.edu/police/for more information about KSU’s Public Safety/Police Department and to access campus safety resources and publications like “Safe and Sound” and “Sexual Assault: Myths and Reality”, which contain crime prevention tips and other timely information on campus crime statistics and campus safety policies.

Kennesaw State University Student Health Services
Wellstar Medical Group operates on-campus primary care facilities to provide world-class healthcare.  The mission of WellStar Medical Group and Student Health Services is to keep KSU healthy. Although our primary focus is to serve students, if you are a KSU faculty or staff member, we will be happy to assist you. Should you find yourself injured or feeling sick while on campus, please call our office 470.578.6644 to schedule an appointment. All faculty and staff visits will be billed to your insurance provider and a co-pay may apply.
Should you require travel immunizations, please schedule an appointment at least thirty days prior to travel as recommended by the CDC. An office visit co-pay may apply and many insurance providers do not cover travel immunizations. Please contact your insurance company for additional information.
WellStar Medical Group encourages you to seek your own primary care group for ongoing routine and acute visits. For information on WellStar Group offices near your home, please visit wellstar.org.  

For more information regarding KSU Student Health Services please visit studenthealth.kennesaw.edu

Behavioral Response Team (BRT)
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. The team provides consultation to individuals and department, outreach to the community, and coordinates a host of resources, such as the online “At Risk” training, to help better prepare faculty, staff, and students to assess and respond to individuals in crisis. The BRT is chaired by the Dean of Students, and includes representatives and consulting members from counseling and psychological services, health services, academic affairs, public safety, residence life, and student conduct and academic integrity, human resources, legal affairs, student disability services, and strategic safety and security. For more information or to submit a Red Flag Report visit www.kennesaw.edu/brt.