Safety and Security

What type of security is provided in the residence halls?

Who has access to the residence hall?

What can I do if I don’t have card access?

How do I get a temporary ID to get into my building?

Whom should I contact in case of an emergency?

When are Housing staff on duty?

When is there someone working the hall office?

What is the hall office phone number?

 

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What type of security is provided in the residence halls?

Each residence hall is locked 24 hours a day. Students must use their ID card to gain access to the residence hall in which they are assigned and a room key to access their room. Additionally, most traditional and suite-style halls have a front desk that is staffed 24 hours a day, whenever the residence hall is open. Guests must make contact with the resident they wish to visit, and the resident must meet the guest at the main lobby to check them in. After entering the building, all visitors must check in at the front desk and present a picture ID to receive a visitation pass. Parents and siblings must follow the check in process as would any other guest. All doors except the primary lobby entrance(s) are alarmed on a 24-hour basis in order to control access to the residence hall. Additionally, residence hall staff members and University Police Officers make rounds throughout the building on a regular basis.

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Who has access to the residence hall?

Only residents of a residence hall have card access to that building.

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What can I do if I don’t have card access?

First try your card again. If it still does not work, bring your card to the Housing Office, and we will reprogram it.

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How do I get a temporary ID to get into my building?

Housing does not issue temporary access cards. You need to visit the 1 Card office to get a new one for your own safety.

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Whom should I contact in case of an emergency?

Contact VSU Police by calling their emergency number 229-259-5555. In addition, if there is an incident within the residence hall, find a staff member (residence hall director/complex director or RA) of that hall to report the emergency.

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When are Housing staff on duty?

There is a staff member on call 24 hours/day and 365 days a year for emergency situations.

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When is there someone working the hall office?

Each Residence Hall Director has office hours during which he/she works in the hall office and is available for residents to stop by. Keep in mind RHDs are students like you and do attend class during certain times. The Complex Directors are full-time employees and typically work the University schedule of M-TH 8am-5:30pm, F 8am-3pm. In addition, there is a Front Desk Worker at the front desk 24 hours/day in the traditional and suite-style halls.

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What is the hall office phone number?

Brown Hall 333-5918
Centennial Hall 333-5269
Converse/Reade Halls 333-5912
Georgia Hall 333-5917
Hopper Hall 333-5916
Langdale Hall 333-5915
Lowndes Hall 333-5914
Patterson Hall 333-5913

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