Your Safety at SDSU
SDSU and the Division of Student Affairs are committed to providing a
safe and healthy campus environment for all students. Learn about some
of the campus resources that work to safeguard students and the SDSU
community at large:
- Alcohol e-CheckUpToGo: eCHUG is an interactive web survey that
allows you to enter information about your drinking patterns and
receive feedback about your use of alcohol. It has been proven to
reduce alcohol consumption.
- Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) System: An AED is available in each SDSU Police
Department vehicle and at various locations on campus. Defibrillation
within 3 minutes of the onset of a heart attack saves 7 out of 10 lives.
- Campus Safety and Security Report: SDSU is required to to report annual crime statistics, provide timely warnings of serious
crimes when there may be a threat to others, and to keep a public log of
campus incidents. You may find this information in the Campus Safety and Security Report.
- Counseling and psychological safety: if at any time your son or daughter is struggling with a psychological emergency, Counseling & Psychological Services will provide a professional today to speak with him or her, in person or by phone.
- Crime, how to report: See the SDSU Police Department page titled How to Report an Emergency or Crime.
- Emergency Alert System: Parents and family members may subscribe to SDSU's Emergency Alert System to receive a text or an email in the event of a campuswide emergency or health and safety concern.
- Emergency phone locations: The SDSU Police Department maintains around 100 “blue-light” emergency/duress phones throughout the campus. The phones provide immediate access to Police Department Dispatch (no need to dial 9-1-1). Learn more.
- Emergency phone numbers: Visit SDSU's Emergency Preparedness website.
- Emergency preparedness:
SDSU has established emergency preparedness, response, and recovery
guidelines for students, faculty, staff, and others so the effects of
campus emergency situations can be minimized. Visit SDSU's Emergency Preparedness website to learn more.
- Environmental Health and Safety: The department of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) at SDSU ensures compliance with local, state and federal statutes and regulations pertaining to health, safety and environmental protection. EH&S is a department of the division of Business and Financial Affairs.
- Escort services:
SDSU's Police Department provides a safety walking escort to all
parking lots, structures and on-campus locations. This service is
provided 7 days a week from 5 to 11 pm when classes are in session
during fall and spring semesters.
- Fire safety: View SDSU's annual Fire Safey Report.
- LGBT student safety: Safe Zones
works to ensure a campus atmosphere that is welcoming, supportive, and
safe for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, queer,
intersex and ally (LGBTQ2IA) students and all members of the campus
- Peer Health Educators: Student Health Services' Peer Health Education Programs
trains students to teach other students on topics including alcohol and
other drugs, body image, sexual health, nutrition, and FraMANners
- Police / Public Safety: The SDSU Police Department
is charged with safeguarding the campus community through proactive
professional law enforcement and service delivery. The department
provides a variety of services.
- Rape Agression Defense (R.A.D.) Program for women: R.A.D.
is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for
women. The basic training course is offered free to SDSU students.
- Sexual assault prevention and response: SDSU educates the university community about sexual misconduct, sexual assaults, and date rape through freshman and transfer student and employee orientations and workshops each semester. Learn more from the Center for Student Rights and Rensponsibilities.
- Study abroad safety system: The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, in conjunction with IT consultants in the International Student Center,
have developed a web-based Study Abroad Risk Management System. The
system quickly identifies students studying abroad who are affected by
disasters, and gives the university the ability to quickly locate and
contact students following a disaster. They are able to determine each
student's individual status and to maintain communication in the
critical days following a disaster.