Georgia State Police forms Campus Lighting Committee

To ensure the safety of pedestrians walking the Campus of Georgia State at night, the Georgia State Police Department has formulated the Campus Lighting Committee.

“The overall goal is to improve the campus safety perception during night travelling around campus,” Seargent Ware, the head of this committee, says. “The improved outdoor illumination around campus will ensure visibility for pedestrians and most importantly, it will communicate a safe environment to the prospective students, students, faculty, staff, and the public.”

As a functioning branch of the Safety & Security Department here at Georgia State, the primary goal of this committee is to help keep students safe on campus at night.

Twice a year, the committee will conduct safety walks. During the safety walks, committee members cover every square inch of Georgia State’s campus, looking for potential hazards. Prior to each walk, members meet at Dalhberg Hall and are handed a checklist that entails all of the exterior lights on GSU’s campus.

As they walk, members mark on the list any lights that are not functioning properly. Committee members are also expected to comment on any other potential hazards, such as potholes on sidewalks, or areas that need additional lighting. After the circuit has been conducted, the lists are collected and submitted to the Safety & Security Department.

The first of these safety walks began at Dalhberg Hall on Wednesday, November 11th, at 6:00 P.M and lasted for roughly two hours.