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Emergencies: Dial 911

Non-Emergency Assistance: Dial 278-6851

The University and the Department of Public Safety encourage the prompt reporting of any incident that compromises the safety, health, or rights of University community members. The Department of Public Safety is the primary respondent for campus emergencies and reports of criminal activity on campus. Officers are fully certified by the State of California and cooperate with State and local police agencies, resulting in the University’s awareness of criminal activity perpetrated beyond the campus. Reports of criminal activity will be fully investigated, and appropriate referrals made to the courts, the University, or both.

Security and Access to Campus Facilities

Campus Buildings and Grounds: Buildings on the Sacramento State campus remain open only through the completion of the last scheduled event. A daily schedule is provided to Facilities Management and buildings are locked on the basis of that schedule. Only employees with offices in or maintenance responsibilities for those buildings have access after buildings are locked.

Residence Halls: Sacramento State Residence Hall policy requires that exterior doors be locked at all times. All residents are issued a key card for personal access. A resident must accompany all guests. Additional information is contained in the Guide to Residential Living available through the Office of Residential Life in Sierra Hall.

Crime Prevention and Security Programs

Personal Safety Training: The Department of Public Safety has full-time police officers who are available, on request, for presentations to students, faculty, or staff (278-6851). A full-time Sacramento State employee is available for seminars concerning personal safety for women through the Rape Prevention Education Program (278-7388). In addition, students are employed through the Department of Public Safety as Community Services Officers, with primary responsibility for additional security to the interior of campus and Residential Life Complex.

Publications: Brochures are available through the Department of Public Safety which provide additional information under the following titles: Do You Know How To Be Safe, Auto Theft, Stalking, Resources Against Rape, Campus Theft, College Drinking, Operation ID, The University Police Safety Report, Preventing Date Rape, Hate Crimes, Public Safety Informational Brochure, Bicycle Registration Program, Get In Stride and Stay Safe, Take Steps for Personal Safety, The Naked Truth, A Risky Relationship, and Home Security and Street Sense, Safety Tips for Runners & Walkers, Staying Safe on Campus, Home Security Checklist. The Sacramento State Rape Prevention Education Program has a brochure on Rape Prevention and another on Acquaintance Rape. An Emergency Response Manual is available to the campus community through Public Safety, or online, with information concerning procedures for fire, earthquake, serious injury, bomb threat, hazardous material leaks, and crimes in progress.

Crime Statistics

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Sacramento has made crime statistics available online at Reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Sacramento State and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus, during the last three years are included. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other safety matters. Print copies are available in the library, by request from the Office of Public Safety, and the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.