CAU Department of Public Safety
Lawshe at Student Movement Boulevard
Emergency: (404) 880-8911
Non-Emergency: (404) 880-8623
Clark Atlanta University is a private institution with an open campus. All buildings are equipped with emergency lighting, exterior security lighting, ground floor security screens, fire and smoke alarms, and panic-bar type doors. All residence halls have self-closing mechanism doors that should prevent unauthorized persons from entering the buildings. The security measures are evaluated and maintained annually.
Residence hall visitation is a privilege, not a right, and therefore may by suspended by the Office of Student Affairs. Residential hall visitation hours vary throughout the week. The normal periods for visitation in the residence halls are:
Monday through Sunday: 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Residence hall visitation hours are determined by the Office of Student Affairs. These hours are subject to change. Please refer to the Student Handbook.
All administrative and academic buildings are open during normal business hours (9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) to those who require access. All non-resident buildings are locked down and/or opened by Public Safety personnel based upon the schedule of activity, with the exception of Harkness Hall, Science Research Center and Park Street Church. Harkness Hall, Science Research Center and Park Street Church access is controlled by an access card system.
Most residence hall access is controlled by an access control card system (Panther Paw card). The Panther Paw office is responsible for data entry and card issuance procedures for this system. Residence hall rooms are accessed using a key system, which is controlled by the Office of Student Affairs and Residential Life. Residents are advised to keep their rooms locked at all times. For reasons of security, it is necessary for residents to carry their Panther Paw card and room key at all times. In the event residents are locked out of their rooms, it may be necessary for them to wait for a roommate, contact their Resident Director or contact Facilities to gain entry into their room.
Missing, lost, or stolen access cards and/or keys should be reported to the Department of Public Safety immediately. Door locks may be changed and new keys issued for a fee determined by Facilities. Keys are not to be loaned or duplicated.