Students at Clark Atlanta University Want to Create a Safe Campus Enclave

Crime has become a serious problem on the campus of Clark Atlanta University. While crimes in campus buildings and involving Clark Atlanta students have been declining in the past few years, recently there has been a rash of thefts, vandalism, and even shootings on or near the campus. This past January a man was shot in the campus barbershop. A student was killed in March while trying to stop her car from being stolen.

Clark Atlanta University has responded by establishing a campus watch group and a public safety escort service for students. But many students want the university to go even further. The student government president recently held a rally attended by more than 300 students which called on Clark Atlanta to build a security fence around the campus, separating the university from the city.