Campus Safety

Wesleyan College employs Synergy Security Services to provide safety and security on campus. Established in 2010, Synergy Security Services provides licensed security officers that patrol campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The safety officers are licensed by the State of Georgia to carry a firearm. The security team will work in tandem with Bibb County Sheriff’s department. You can reach the on-duty safety officer by calling (478) 960-7969 to report suspicious behavior, request an escort, or for other needs that can be addressed by your campus safety team. Any incident that is criminal in nature should be reported to campus safety immediately.

The Wesleyan campus safety officers conduct rounds and constant surveillance in order to ensure safety for the students, employees and visitors. We strive to provide first-rate protection to the campus community and ask everyone to:

  • Use well-lit, well-traveled routes and walk in a group.
  • Avoid isolated places.
  • Carry your keys in your hand when you walk to your car from residence hall door.
  • Lock your vehicle and be sure all windows are closed.
  • Before entering your car, check the back seat.
  • Don’t leave valuables, like your laptop or book bag unattended.
  • Take care of your keys and never loan them to anyone.
  • Do not go into the woods alone and never at night.
  • Report suspicious individuals or behavior to campus safety officers immediately.
  • Check the Emergency Procedures web page for detailed instructions in the event of a campus-wide emergency.
  • Sign up for WesAlert. Wesleyan College’s emergency notification system.

Campus safety and crime prevention requires your active involvement! Do not assume someone else will report something. Notifying campus safety of any suspicious behavior or individuals is critical. Campus safety officers patrol the campus both by car and on foot on a regular basis in order to provide security and protection on campus, however all members of the campus community must play a role in their personal safety as well as that of others. Read the Annual Campus Safety Report. 

Prepare for Emergency now.

Wesleyan College uses the Omnilert service we call WesAlert for notifying individuals about campus emergencies. You are automatically enrolled as an active user if you are faculty, staff or student with a Wesleyan email address.

Please review Wesleyan's Emergency Management Plan and become familiar with important procedures! From fires to tornadoes, now is the time to learn about emergency procedures so you'll know exactly what action to take should an emergency occur on our campus.

Wesleyan campus safety publishes quarterly reports of crime statistics as well as an annual safety report detailing crime information specific to our campus, as required by the Clery Act. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is the landmark federal law, originally known as the Campus Security Act, which requires colleges and universities across the United States to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses. 

Wesleyan Security Staff:

  • Director of Campus Safety and Security: Jay Bartlett

Campus Gate Closures

The main gate onto campus on Forsyth Road located between the Library and Tate Hall is open 24 hours a day. All other gates are locked beginning at 9 PM and are opened by 7 AM except the gate to parking lot A on Forsyth Road which opens at 9 AM. These times are subject to change during special events that are held on campus. Procedures for parking on campus.

Important numbers to remember.

Suggestion- program these numbers into your cell phone before coming to campus.

  • Campus Security (478) 960-7969
  • Resident Advisors (478) 461-7787 or (478) 461-7788

In the Event of an Emergency

Campus safety should be contacted immediately at (478)960-7969. In the event of a life threatening event you should call 911 and then campus safety. In the event that (478)960-7969 is not being answered or there is a power outage you should call (478)757-5145. Campus safety officers are on campus and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year including holidays. Emergencies consisting of life and death situations, fire, missing persons, and intruders should be reported immediately to campus security and to 911.

During the academic year, Resident Advisors (RA's) are on-call to assist students during the hours of 5 PM to 8:30 AM during the week and 24 hours a day on the weekends and on college holidays.

The RA's on-call have cell phones and can be reached at (478) 461-7787 or (478) 461-7788. A student affairs administrator is on-call at all times. If assistance is needed during normal weekday business hours (8:30 AM to 5 PM) Student affairs personnel are located in the Olive Swann Porter building. The RA or campus safety will notify the Student Affairs administrator on call when a life-threatening situation occurs on campus. Parents or guardians will be contacted when it is appropriate.

View Wesleyan College Annual Fire Safety Report

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Wesleyan College is privileged to steward many arts and cultural events and share them with the community. Most are free and open to the public. Wesleyan art galleries are open M-F 1-5PM and on Wesleyan Market Saturdays from 10AM-2PM.

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