Safety & Security

The Art Academy of Cincinnati is 100 percent committed to the safety of its students and faculty.

We’ve invested a lot of time, money and effort in our security procedures, and they’re effective: No serious incident has occurred since we moved to the Over-the-Rhine campus in 2005.

AAC’s main facility is a lock-down building—all students, faculty and staff must show a security card in order to enter. The building has only one entrance, which is staffed by security personnel 24 x 7. Fifteen security cameras cover all areas of the building and are monitored by front-desk staff and security officers.

The AAC Residence Hall, half a block from the main building, are also security-staffed 24 hours a day. Access is granted only to those with a security ID. A trained resident advisor lives in the dorms.

Security officers supervise the building 24 hours, 7 days a week. One security officer is on duty during weekdays, and there are at least two security officers on the premises during weekends and overnight hours. One of the two after-hours guards is the roving guard, making rounds inside and outside the building. If a student has an emergency, they should immediately contact the front-desk security officer at (513) 562-6279 or (513) 616-4802 (cell).

Students may call security at any time to get an escort to or from their car, their dorm room, the library, the bus stop, or other locations as necessary. Call (513) 562-6279 or (513)616-4802 (cell) to request a security escort.

All students must have a security card to enter the AAC building. The card is issued each semester upon payment of tuition. At the end of each semester, students must give their security cards to the finance office or reception desk in the lobby. To replace a lost card, contact the Finance Office in Room S257 or call (513) 562-8752.

The Art Academy issues a password-protected e-mail account to each student. Access to passwords and/or secure areas of the AAC web site is restricted to authorized users. Unauthorized individuals attempting to hack into the site may be subject to prosecution. If a password is lost or compromised, students should contact Technical Support at (513) 562-8761, Room S263.


The Art Academy of Cincinnati in compliance with the federal regulations outlined in the Clery Act provides the following safety and security report. Please follow this link.


All AAC students are responsible for securing their own health insurance to be in place during all terms of academic enrollment.  

In follow-up to student needs, the Art Academy of Cincinnati has contacted 1st Agency as a possible resource in obtaining student health insurance. 1st Agency has individual health insurance plans available for enrollment, included below.  Most of these plans are short term medical plans, but there is a United Healthcare plan that can be applied for that is also available at the below link.

Click here for Domestic student coverage

Click here for International student coverage

For more information contact:

Joe Block
First Agency, Inc.
Ph   269.381.6630
Fax  269.341.4614
Cell  269.760.0949


Galen Crawford, Director of Student Services
Art Academy of Cincinnati