May 2015

College Wide Meeting

Student Center Classrom/Upward Bound Program/Andalusia

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Safety & Security

Lurleen B. Wallace Community College places the highest priority on the safety and security of its students, employees, and others on college property.  Fortunately, LBWCC is a very safe college community.  However, it is wise to use the same care and caution with yourself and your property that you would in any public place.  By not placing yourself or your property in a vulnerable situation, you can avoid becoming a victim of a crime.


You can help keep our campuses safe by following the tips below:

General safety guidelines
  • Stay alert and be aware of your surroundings.
  • Avoid isolated areas.
  • Try to avoid walking alone at night. Walk with friends when possible.
  • Notify campus personnel of suspicious or criminal activity.
  • If an emergency arises – a serious health issue or injury, a crime, or any situation in which you feel endangered, immediately contact campus personnel and call 911.
If walking alone
  • Stay alert.
  • Keep your mind on your surroundings, who’s in front of you and who’s behind you.  Don’t  get distracted.
  • Walk purposefully, stand tall, and make eye contact with people around you.
  • TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS - If you feel uncomfortable in a situation, get away.
Secure your vehicle
  • Never leave your vehicle running while it is unattended.
  • Lock your doors.
  • Roll up the windows completely.
  • Take your keys and never hide a spare in or on the vehicle.
  • Keep out of sight all valuables and packages that may tempt a thief.
  • Use auto theft deterrents such as car alarms and steering column devices.
Computer/Electronics Safety
  • Do not leave laptops, smart phones or tablets unattended.
  • Record the serial number of your computer/electronic equipment.
  • Use anchor security devices to lock personal computers.
In case of fire
  • Learn the locations of the emergency exits.
  • Activate the fire alarm if you detect a fire in a building.
  • Always exit the building in the event of a fire alarm.
  • Exit by the nearest stairway. Do NOT use elevators.
  • Call 911 and notify campus personnel immediately.

In the event you need immediate emergency help, dial 911.  If using a campus phone, DIAL 9 911.

Safety & Security

Lurleen B. Wallace Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges or SACSCOC to award the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science degrees and certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lurleen B. Wallace Community College.