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Campus Safety and Emergency Preparedness

The safety of your son or daughter is our priority at USC.  The university has an array of services, programs and departments that work together to ensure all members of the USC community are provided with a safe and secure learning environment.  USC is pleased to offer a comprehensive Safety and Emergency Preparedness website which outlines the many entities involved with safety and emergency preparedness on and around our campus.  On this website you will find campus safety notices, information about our urban communities, the wide variety of safety resources available to students, safety tips, crime reporting, and information regarding the university’s emergency preparedness, for events ranging from earthquakes to public health threats. 

Please refer to the Safety and Emergency Preparedness website often, as updates are posted frequently and on an ongoing basis. 

In the event of a major emergency on campus or in the Southern California area, such as an earthquake, you should visit the USC Emergency website for up-to-the-minute information.

Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report Notice

The University of Southern California's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is now available. This report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics for USC, HSC and all satellite campuses. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, as well as policies related to alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, campus emergency response and evacuation plans, missing student notification procedures, and sexual assault. The report also includes three calendar years of reported crimes that occurred in on or off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the university, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to the campuses. The report is available online at http://capsnet.usc.edu/DPS/ASR/index.cfm. You may also request a paper copy from the Department of Public Safety by contacting Dan Wallace at 213-740-6000.