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4 College Senior

Health & Safety: There's always security doing their job!

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: From the time I've been in school there has only been a few incidents in the four years I've been here but the campus is safe and has shuttles to take you to your car if your on campus late at night

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I've only been here for three days but so far I haven't seen or heard anything that made me feel unsafe.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Sac State police is always recognizable on campus. There's also plenty of emergency lights around campus where you can press the button and someone will come. Or you can always give the Sac State police a call and they can come pick you up and drive you to your car if you ever felt unsafe.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: It could be better at night


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Most students feel safe and secure on campus, and they're not too concerned about being victims. However, sometimes thefts occur. Because Sac State is a commuter school, a lot of cars go through it every weekday, so that's when the car thieves come out. But the frequency of car thefts and break-ins isn't enough to make everyone afraid of parking at the school. Many students who've gone to classes for years have never had any problems. The campus security force is barely noticeable, except in the parking lot. Cops patrol from time to time to make sure no one speeds or runs stop signs, but for a school servicing so many, you'd expect a larger security force. Student security officers handle most on-campus police duties, but a large number of students don't even notice the student security force. After all, there are about 17 guards assigned to a population of almost 30,000, so they tend to get lost.

No matter what the atmosphere, stay alert. You never know what could happen, and people who aren't on their guard are ripe for theft or other criminal activity. A typical Sac State student fits this profile, so if you come to this school, don't let it happen to you. Although it's a safe place to get a degree, it's no crime-free paradise.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 2
  • Arson: 2
  • Burglary: 18
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 1
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 8
Security Office
University Police Department
Public Services Building, First Floor, 6000 J St.
911 (emergencies); (916) 278-6851 (non-emergencies)
Safety Services
  • 24-hour patrol and dispatch
  • Alarm monitoring and response
  • Bicycle licensing
  • Lost and found
  • Self-defense workshop
  • Student orientation presentations
  • Traffic and crowd control
  • Workplace violence prevention and response
Health Center
Student Health Center
6000 J St.
(916) 278-6461
Monday–Thursday 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Health Services
  • Acute illness and injury treatment
  • Health and wellness promotion
  • Immunizations
  • Pharmacy
  • Pregnancy testing and counseling
  • Secure medical record keeping
  • STD screening
  • Vision care center
  • Women's health exams
  • X-ray and lab services
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 184 responses

  • 15% Walking alone
  • 15% Theft/robberies
  • 12% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 10% None
  • 9% Criminal activity near campus
  • 8% Non-students on campus
  • 8% Unlit pathways
  • 5% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 4% Violence among students
  • 4% Drugs
  • 3% Lack of safety escort services
  • 3% Gang violence
  • 2% Excessive drinking
  • 2% Dorm safety
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 137 responses

Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
  • Alcohol plays a significant role in sexual assault on campus.
  • Campus administrators provide a supportive environment for victims of sexual assault.
  • Campus administrators work hard to actively prevent sexual assaults on our campus.
  • A friend, a classmate, or I have been a victim of sexual assault on/near our campus.
  • Our campus has easily accessible support services in place to address sexual assaults.
  • Sexual assaults are a serious problem on campus.
  • Students take the issue of sexual assault on campus seriously.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 185 responses

  • 30% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 57% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 5% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 8% Not very visible.
  • 1% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 222 responses

  • 23% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 55% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 20% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 2% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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