March 19, 2008
08-053

Thressea Boyd
Director of Communications

Campus Alert: VSU Receives Written Threat for University CenterSouth

Valdosta - Valdosta State University received a written threat, which included references to the Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois University shootings and a mention of a bomb. The threat was specifically targeted to the South Georgia College Entry Program, which is located on VSU campus in the University Center South but is managed by South Georgia College.
VSU Police cleared the immediate area and classes and orientation sessions for the South Georgia College Entry Program and VSU’s classes which include Sociology, Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Interior Design, and OASIS have been cancelled until an all clear is given, in addition personnel with offices in this area have been relocated to other facilities on campus.

VSU is asking all students, faculty and staff to remain clear of the south end of the University Center and report any suspicious activities directly to VSU Police at 229-333-7816. Updates on the situation will be posted on the VSU Web site at www.valdosta.edu as information is confirmed and released.

Note: Classes in other parts of the University and offices will remain open as usual unless otherwise notified.