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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 770-423-6985.

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/frames.html 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.

KSU Health Clinics
KSU Health Clinics serve to provide KSU faculty, staff, and students with cost-effective, high quality, and accessible healthcare related to health promotion, disease prevention, and the diagnosis and treatment of urgent and episodic illness. Medical information is confidential and will not be released without the patient’s written consent except as required by law.

After-hours Medical Emergencies
For after-hours medical emergencies, please call our main line at 770-423-6644 and choose Option #4 to speak to an on-call nurse practitioner. Although KSU does not assume responsibility for the overall health and physical well-being of its students, it does assume a reasonable degree of responsibility for the safety and welfare of its student body by encouraging students’ participation in nominally priced accident and sickness insurance plans and by maintaining adequately equipped first-aid stations at strategic locations on campus. No student with a contagious disease may attend classes, and every student is held individually responsible for adhering to this regulation.