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Macon State College Police Officers do not provide services to off-campus locations. Please contact the appropriate local agency.
Colleges and universities are places of tremendous growth and learning. They are fertile environments for new ideas in the sciences, the humanities and the arts. Unfortunately, college campuses are also fertile environments for criminals. Students must remember that stepping onto the property of a public or private college doesn't suddenly make them immune from crime.
Steve Seaman, Pinkerton Branch Manager for Macon State College, strongly cautions against walking alone after dark. "Most campuses are well-landscaped, and that includes lots of shrubbery and other potential hiding places. Use common sense. If it looks unsafe, it probably is."
Pinkerton's Troy Santarlasci, head of public safety at a private four-year college near Boston, also stresses a common-sense approach to on-campus safety. "Most crimes that occur on college campuses are crimes of opportunity that can be easily avoided. A purse being left unattended, dorm rooms left unlocked and unattended - these are all crimes waiting to happen." Both Seaman and Santarlasci suggest the following do's and don'ts for a safe and secure college experience:
Don't make yourself an easy mark. Take all the precautions you can and develop a "sixth sense," the ability to identify when something isn't quite right. This is also called intuition. If you get a strange feeling about someone or some place, it may be for a reason. Follow the tips above and have a safe learning experience!
For the safety of all on the Macon State College campus, emergency call boxes have been placed at strategic locations in parking lots on the Macon Campus and the Warner Robins Campus, easily noted at night by a blue light on top of the pole. In case of an emergency, press the button to speak directly with Public Safety.
Counseling Center Informed Consent Policy Georgia's law requires that psychotherapists, during an initial session with a client, inform the client about confidentiality and exceptions to confidentiality contained in state statutes. All new clients are asked to review and sign a form entitled Counseling Center Client Intake Form that explains services offered, confidentiality and limits to confidentiality, and staff consultation. Occasionally a client will decline to sign the form. If the client verbally indicates an understanding of the material contained in the form and a desire to receive services, the counselor should document this in the progress notes along with the client's concerns about signing the form. The counselor may then proceed to work with the student, providing counseling and/or assessment and referral.
In addition to the printed information distributed each year, the Office of Student Life schedules various seminars relating to personal safety and the security of property for members of the college community. These seminars deal with sexual assault, self-defense, crime prevention, and other related topics. Notices announcing these seminars and encouraging student and employee participation will be posted throughout the campus prior to the event. Any campus organizations or group interested in a special presentation should contact the Office of Student Affairs at (478) 757-7383.