Your safety is our top priority while you are on campus. If you do not feel safe
while walking to or from your vehicle, or while walking on campus, you can call the
Columbus State Police Department at (614) 287-2525 to request a security escort to
assist you. As long as someone is available, a police officer or security specialist
will gladly walk you anywhere on campus.
You can also utilize the RAVE Guardian app for a "virtual escort" 24 hours a day,
7 days a week. Simply tell the app where you are and where you are going and the
app will take care of the rest!
Vehicle Assistance on Campus
Columbus State Police Department personnel will attempt to assist minor vehicle issues
such as jump starts, lockouts, and tire changes. Columbus State is not responsible
for losses or damages to any vehicle. If the responding officer is unable to fix
the proble, the Columbus State Police Department may facilitate a tow truck to the
vehicle location at the requestor's expense.
Access To Campus Buildings
Most college academic facilities are open from 6:15 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through
Friday. Weekend hours vary due to schedules and use of buildings. Faculty or staff wishing
to enter a building after hours will need to contact the Columbus State Police Department for
Faculty and staff who need to enter a building after hours will need to complete an
access authorization form, available on the intranet, and have it signed by their
department supervisor. The form should then be submitted to the Police Department.
Students who wish to access labs/classrooms outside of normaly scheduled class times, must
arrange for a faculty member to be present with them while they are using the lab