Even though the school has seen its fair share of petty theft and midnight robberies and such, many of the students still feel very safe on campus. The San Francisco Police Department is conveniently located right next to the Library Annex, and the bicycle cops regularly patrol the school. The University even has sent out "Segway Cops" to patrol Parkmerced—the apartment complexes located right outside of the school, home mainly to SFSU students.
The bottom line to stay safe on campus is to follow the general guidelines students have heard again and again from parents. There is not a lot of serious crime in the SFSU area, so there is not much to be scared or worried about, but it's better safe than sorry. The amount of patrol officers and the easy access to the red alarm boxes on campus provide a safe zone for students.