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The Reinhardt University Department of Public Safety provides valuable safety and educational services to the University community. Our primary mission remains that of keeping our campus a safe place in which to live, work and study. We are committed to developing and implementing programs to reduce the opportunity for crime by specializing in using a problem solving, community-oriented philosophy toward crime prevention.

The Department of Public Safety is staffed by certified and trained law enforcement officers through the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council. Our officers are first-line responders and have the power of arrest on University owned and controlled property.

The Department of Public Safety patrols campus by vehicle, bicycle and walking patrols on a 24/7, 365 day basis to prevent illegal activity, enforce University rules, monitor for suspicious activity, and provide safety, awareness and educational programs to the Reinhardt community.

Report Assault or Harassment

If you witness or experience sexual assault, gender discrimination, or sexual harassment in the Reinhardt community, we urge you to report it to our Department of Public Safety.

Emergency Alert System

Reinhardt University is now partnering with Rave Mobile Safety to provide the EagleAlert emergency alert system.  EagleAlert delivers important messages to Reinhardt and personal email addresses, as well as text (SMS) messages to cell phones.

Hazardous Weather Announcements and Closures

Reinhardt will operate on a normal schedule unless, due to hazardous weather conditions or other situations, our status is announced as “University Closed.”

“University Closed” means:

  • Classes are canceled.
  • Faculty/staff need not report to their offices.
  • All university events scheduled for that day (FPAC, Funk, athletic, student activities, alumni, etc.) are canceled.
  • Gordy Center and residence halls are open to feed/house residential students and staff unless otherwise specified.
  • Details will be posted to the Reinhardt University website when available.

The status of all day classes* (Waleska/Main Campus) will be announced by 7 a.m. If the status of evening classes is known at that time, it will be noted on the announcement. *Day classes are those that begin before 5 p.m.

If hazardous weather occurs during the day, a decision about evening classes* will be made and communicated by 3 p.m. *Evening classes are those that begin after 5 p.m.

How will you be notified regarding hazardous weather decisions?

EagleAlert message

EagleAlert messages will be sent to all of Reinhardt e-mail accounts and all other added e-mail addresses, cell phones.  Please be sure you have validated your information.

Reinhardt website at

A notice regarding the decision will be posted to the University homepage.

Resident students, faculty and staff & Waleska Commuters:

Emergency/weather information voice mail: 770-720-5601.

If voice mail does not answer after 10 rings, assume the power is out and the University is closed.

Also, you may monitor the following media for information on Reinhardt’s weather status for Waleska and North Fulton (Cartersville and Marietta decisions may not be separately relayed by the media):

  • WSB-TV Channel 2
  • WAGA-TV Channel 5
  • WXIA-TV Channel 11
  • WGCL-TV Channel 46
  • WLJA Radio (FM 101.1)
  • WSTR Radio (FM 94.1)
  • WSB Radio (AM 750/FM 98.5)
  • WCCV – Cartersville Radio
  • WRGA Radio (AM 1470)

Access Your RAVE Account

To check that your information is correct and/or to receive an EagleAlert via text or via an email different than your Reinhardt address, students, faculty, and staff must visit the EagleAlert sign in page.

  1. Open the EagleAlert sign in page:
  2. Click “Forgot your password?” beneath the Password blank.
  3. Enter your Reinhardt email address in the pop-up window within the space provided and click “Submit”.
  4. A temporary password will be sent to your Reinhardt email address.
  5. Use the temporary password to access and change your password to something secure but easy for you to remember.  You may want to make a note of it in a secure place.  You can reset the password at any time using these steps.
  6. You can now check your information and add your mobile numbers or additional emails. You can add up to three mobile numbers and up to two additional email addresses for yourself or your family members.  The first mobile number will need to be verified.


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Max Gruver Act Hazing Report

At Reinhardt University, we are committed to providing a safe educational environment for our students and student organizations. As outlined in the Student Code of Conduct, hazing is a violation of state law and is strictly prohibited by Reinhardt University both on and off campus. Violation of this policy may result in both disciplinary action and criminal charges.

In compliance with the Georgia SB 85 “Max Gruver Act”, beginning July 1, 2021 Reinhardt University will publicly disclose administrative adjudication of hazing or hazing related convictions. The law requires that institutions establish policies to facilitate the:

  • Reporting, investigation, provision of due process, and administrative adjudication of alleged incidents of hazing as related to students and student organizations; and
  • Public disclosure of administrative adjudications of hazing or hazing related convictions within 15 calendar days of final adjudication or public notice of criminal conviction and remain posted for a period of no less than five years.

Public disclosure shall not include the personal identifying information of any individual student and shall be subject to the requirements of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Hazing Prevention Policy

Reinhardt University does not permit the hazing of a student as a requirement for membership or participation in any student organization, athletic team, Greek chapter, colony, club or group. Hazing is not consistent with the mission of the University and is in opposition to the founding principles of fraternity or sorority organizations. The University will not tolerate hazing in any form and any and all acts of hazing by any organization, member, and/or alumni are specifically forbidden.

In accordance with Georgia law; the policies of Reinhardt University and all organizations represented on our campus (including the By-laws of the Interfraternity Council; the North-Reinhardt Interfraternity Conference; the National Panhellenic Conference; and all inter/national organizations represented on our campus) hazing is not permitted.

Hazing refers to any activity expected of someone joining a group (or to maintain full status in a group) that humiliates, degrades or risks emotional and/or physical harm, regardless of the person’s willingness to participate (, 2012).

Hazing activities are defined as: An action taken, or situation created intentionally by an individual or group, whether on- or off-campus, to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment or ridicule in another person or group, regardless of the consent of the participants. Any act that interferes with regularly scheduled classes or academic pursuits of a student may also be defined as hazing.

Georgia Law on Hazing: (16-5-61. Hazing)

(a) As used in this Code section, the term:

(1) “Haze” or “hazing” means to subject a student to an activity which endangers or is likely to endanger the physical health of a student or coerces the student through the use of social or physical pressure to consume any food, liquid, alcohol, drug, or other substance which subjects the student to a likely risk of vomiting, intoxication, or unconsciousness regardless of a student’s willingness to participate in such activity.

(2) “School” means any unit of the University System of Georgia, any unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, or any private postsecondary school, college, or university in this state.

(3) “School organization” means any association, corporation, order, club, society, fraternity, sorority, athletic team, or a group living together which has students or alumni as its principal members, including local affiliate organizations.

(4) “Student” means any person enrolled or prospectively enrolled in a school in this state.

(b) It shall be unlawful for any person to haze any student in connection with or as a condition or precondition of gaining acceptance, membership, office, or other status in a school organization.

(c) Any person who violates this Code section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature.

Types of Hazing

The following are some examples of hazing divided into three categories: subtle, harassment, and violent. It is impossible to list all possible hazing behaviors because many are context-specific. While this is not an all-inclusive list, it provides some common examples of hazing traditions. Other such activities that are not consistent with academic achievement, ritual or policy, the regulations or policies of the University or applicable state law can be classified as hazing.

Subtle Hazing

Subtle hazing is behavior that emphasizes a power imbalance between new members/rookies and other members of the group or team. Termed “subtle hazing” because these types of hazing are often taken for granted or accepted as “harmless” or meaningless. Subtle hazing typically involves activities or attitudes that breach reasonable standards of mutual respect and place new members/rookies on the receiving end of ridicule, embarrassment, and/or humiliation tactics. New members/rookies often feel the need to endure subtle hazing to feel like part of the group or team. (Some types of subtle hazing may also be considered harassment hazing).

 Some Examples

  • Deception
  • Assigning demerits
  • Silence periods with implied threats for violation
  • Deprivation of privileges granted to other members
  • Requiring new members/rookies to perform duties not assigned to other members
  • Socially isolating new members/rookies
  • Line-ups and drills/tests on meaningless information
  • Name calling
  • Requiring new members/rookies to refer to other members with titles (e.g. “Mr.,” “Miss”) while they are identified with demeaning terms
  • Expecting certain items to always be in one’s possession

Harassment Hazing

Harassment hazing is behavior that causes emotional anguish or physical discomfort to feel like part of the group. Harassment hazing confuses, frustrates, and causes undue stress for new members/rookies. (Some types of harassment hazing can also be considered violent hazing).

Some Examples

  • Verbal abuse
  • Threats or implied threats
  • Asking new members to wear embarrassing or humiliating attire
  • Stunt or skit nights with degrading, crude, or humiliating acts
  • Expecting new members/rookies to perform personal service to other members such as carrying books, errands, cooking, cleaning, etc.
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Sexual simulations
  • Expecting new members/rookies to be deprived of maintaining a normal schedule of bodily cleanliness
  • Be expected to harass others

Violent Hazing

Violent hazing is behavior that has the potential to cause physical and/or emotional, or psychological harm.

Some Examples

  • Forced or coerced alcohol or other drug consumption
  • Beating, paddling, or other forms of assault
  • Branding
  • Forced or coerced ingestion of vile substances or concoctions
  • Burning
  • Water intoxication
  • Expecting abuse or mistreatment of animals
  • Public nudity
  • Expecting illegal activity
  • Bondage
  • Abductions/kidnaps
  • Exposure to cold weather or extreme heat without appropriate protection

Source: | More examples of hazing

Sanctions for Hazing

  • Persons – normally, not less than disciplinary probation for one academic year, nor more than permanent separation from Reinhardt. In addition, the individual(s) including officers of the organization could face criminal
  • Organizations – not less than suspension of privileges for one academic year, nor more than indefinite disbanding of the

Report Hazing!

Complaints or information concerning an alleged violation of the hazing policy should be reported to the Assistant Dean of Students or Director of Athletics. All reports will be taken seriously. Staff will investigate all complaints and take appropriate action upon confirmation of a violation. Click the Grievance Form to submit your report.

Emergency Management Guide

The Department of Public Safety at Reinhardt University is tasked with the responsibility of Campus Emergency Management through the Office for Student Affairs.

Through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Incident Management System (NIMS), an all-hazards approach to mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery is taken to continually strive for improvements to the University’s ability to continue the core mission of education while providing for the safety of all community members and property.

Make it your responsibility to fully understand your role and desired response(s) in case of an emergency. This quick guide gives suggestions on how to prepare for and respond to emergency situations at Reinhardt.

In Case of Emergency


Cherokee County Emergency Services, 8-911 or 911

Reinhardt Department of Public Safety, 5911 or 770-720-5911

Suspicious Object/Person


From a campus phone 8-911, then 5911.

Do NOT use a cell phone to call about a suspicious object!  The signal could cause an explosive device to detonate.

  • Do not touch or disturb the object, keep others away.
  • Notify your instructor or supervisor.
  • Be prepared to evacuate.


From a campus phone call RU Public Safety 5911.
From a cell phone call RU Public Safety 770-720-5911.

  • Do not physically confront the person.
  • Do not let anyone into a locked building/office.
  • Do not block the person’s access to an exit.

Armed/Violent Person

From a campus phone 8-911, then 5911.
From a cell phone 911, then 770-720-5911.

If Indoors:

  • Close and lock all windows and doors.
  • If you can do so safely, get on the floor and out of the line of fire.
  • If safe to do so, remain there for the “all clear” instruction.

If Outdoors:

  • If it is possible to flee the area safely and avoid danger, do so.
  • If flight is impossible, stay out of the line of fire and remain silent.
  • Wait for the “all clear” instruction.


  • Avoid—(person or area of disturbance)
  • Deny—(entry of threat to your area—close/lock/barricade door)
  • Defend—(if you must…prepare yourself to defend against an attack)

Power Outage/Gas Leak

Power Outage

  • Remain calm; provide assistance to others if necessary.
  • Move cautiously to a lighted area. Exits may be indicated by lighted signs if the emergency power is operating.
  • Turn off and unplug computers and other voltage sensitive equipment.
  • For information about a prolonged outage, call Physical Plant at 770.720.5598.

Gas Leak

  • Call Public Safety, 5911 or 770.720.5911
  • Clear the area immediately, if instructed to do so by Public Safety.
  • Provide as many details as possible.
  • Leave all ventilation systems operating unless instructed otherwise by emergency responders.
  • Report to your building’s Outdoor Assembly Area to be accounted for.

Hazardous Materials/Flood/Water Damage

Hazardous Materials Release

  • Move away from the site of the hazard to a safe location.
  • Stay up-wind from the hazardous location.
  • Alert others to stay clear of the area.
  • Follow the instructions of emergency personnel.
  • Notify emergency personnel if you have been exposed or have information about the release.

Flood and Water Damage

Avoid wet areas, be careful of electrocution hazards! If there is any possible danger, evacuate the area.

  • If there is no danger, call Physical Plant at 770.720.5598 and advise of the problem, including: location of the leak/flooding; severity; whether any valuables, art collections, or books are involved or threatened.
  • If you know the source of the water and are confident in your ability to stop it (i.e., unclog the drain, turn off water, etc.), do so cautiously.
  • Be prepared to assist, if directed to do so, in protecting University and personal property that is in jeopardy. Take only those steps that are needed to avoid or reduce immediate water damage: cover large objects with plastic sheeting; carefully move small or light objects out of the emergency area.


Remain calm.
Activate the nearest fire alarm pull station.
Evacuate the building.
Go to building’s Outdoor Assembly Area.


From a campus phone 8-911, then 5911.
From a cell phone 911, then 770-720-5911.

Do NOT use elevators.
Do not enter the building until all clear is given by emergency responders.

If caught in smoke:

  • Do not breathe the smoke.
  • Drop to your knees and crawl to the closest safe exit.
  • Breathe through your nose and use a shirt or towel to breathe through, if possible.

If trapped in a building:

  • Close all doors and windows
  • Wet and place cloth material around and under the door to prevent smoke from entering.
  • Attempt to signal people outside of the building. Call for help using a telephone or cell phone.

NOTE: In the case of a small fire, you may, if you have had the training, extinguish it with the nearest proper type fire extinguisher.  If you have any doubts as to whether you will be able to contain the fire, do not attempt to do so.  If the fire is too large to extinguish, or you think it may be, call 911 (8-911 from campus phone).


  • Remain calm.
  • Evacuate using the nearest safe stairs and safe exit.
  • Do NOT use elevators!
  • Gather personal belongings (medications, keys, purses, wallets, etc.), but only if safe to do so.
  • Follow directions given by emergency personnel.
  • Go to identified assembly points at least 500 feet from the affected building.
  • Assist persons with disabilities or injuries without jeopardizing your safety.
  • If you are unable to evacuate due to physical disability, go to a safe location (e.g., stairwell) and wait for assistance. Ask others to inform emergency personnel of your location and status.
  • If there is time: Turn off all electronics including computers (except in case of a leaking gas or other flammable substances).
  • Secure any hazardous materials or equipment before leaving.

Severe Weather/Tornado

If Indoors:

  • Move quickly to a safe interior area without windows (e.g., hallways, basements, restrooms).
  • Move to the lowest levels using stairways, NOT elevators.
  • If possible, close all doors as you leave an area.
  • Stay away from windows, doors, and exterior walls.
  • Do NOT go outdoors.
  • Do NOT activate the fire alarm, as this will cause people to go outside.

If Outdoors:

  • Get inside, if possible.
  • Stay away from trees, power lines, utility poles, and other hazards.
  • Curl up in a ditch or low-lying area; stay low to the ground; use your arms to protect your head and neck.

Tornado Watch means tornadoes are possible. Remain alert for approaching storms, and be prepared to seek shelter.

Tornado Warning means a tornado is imminent or has been indicated by Doppler radar or reported by storm spotters. Move to a place of safety (refer to Building Information sheet in this flip chart) immediately!

EagleAlert and Bell Tower Messages will be sent for Tornado Warnings.  However, do not rely on these as communications may be inoperable.

Do not call 911 (or 5911) unless you need to report an emergency, such as a fire, medical emergency or severe building damage.

Bomb Threat

Try to keep the caller on the phone. Be Calm, Be Courteous, Listen and Do Not Interrupt

Call Received __________________________  Call Ended: _____________________________
Date                          Time                  Date                              Time

Person Receiving Call _____________________________________________________________________
Name                                 Phone Number                         Department

Write Down Exact Wording of the Threat:



Listen while the caller talks and try to ask the following questions:

  • When is the bomb going to explode?
  • Where is the bomb right now?
  • What kind of bomb is it?
  • What does the bomb look like?
  • What will cause it to explode?
  • Did you place the bomb?
  • Why was the bomb placed?
  • What is your name?
  • What is your address?
  • Where are you calling from?
  • What is your phone number?
  • Are you calling from a pay phone?

Gender of Caller: _______  Impression of Age of Caller: ______

Caller’s Voice/Threat Language & Background Noises/Location (Circle ALL that apply):

  • Male, Female, Adult, Juvenile, Calm, Excited, Angry, Slow, Rapid, Soft, Loud, Normal, Distinct, Slurred, Laughter, Crying, Nasal, Stutter, Lisp, Deep, Breathing, Deep, Ragged, Cracking, Voice, Clearing Throat, Disguised, Foul Language, Well Spoken, Irrational, Incoherent Accent
  • Street, Noise, Voices, Music, House, Noise, Motor, Office, Factory, Dishes, Animal, Noise, Static, Phone Booth, Cell Phone, Long Distance, Taped

Did the caller seem to be reading the message?  YES / NO

Did the caller indicate knowledge of the campus?  YES / NO  Why? ______________________________

Was the voice familiar?  YES / NO  If so, whom did it sound like? ________________________________

From a campus phone 8-911, then 5911.

From a cell phone 911, then 770-720-5911.

Notify your supervisor, professor, resident assistant, or nearest University authority.

Building Information

The designated Indoor Assembly Area(s) in this building for sheltering in place/tornado/weather threat include:

In the event that you hear the fire alarm or must evacuate, all occupants of this room/building should go to the following location (Outdoor Assembly Area) if it is safe to do so:

Specific hazards/controls for this location include:

In an emergency, call 8-911 from any campus phone.

Call 911 from your cell phone or from off campus.

Do not use your cell phone in the building during a bomb threat.

Location-Specific Information

You are in Room Number _____ in ______________________

Building Coordinator _________________________________

Building Coordinator’s Number ________________________