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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Both on campus and in the town of Isla Vista, there are two police and sheriff departments. Te sheriffs department sends out regular alerts if there is any suspicious activity in the area, any crime , minor or great, just to inform all the residents and every student is provided with key tags with numbers of health and wellness, the sheriffs department and police departments. this community is very caring and well supported together.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The health and safety environment on campus is good overall.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: After the shooting, availability of counselling and officers increased on campus. My school has taken a lot of steps to make the students feel more safe, which is encouraging, but they could provide more help for those victims of sexual assault.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: There are people on call 24/7 to help you feel secure. There are programs to prevent any harm.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There seems to be many incidences of crime on and around campus (there is a crime alert system in place, so students are emailed when things happen).


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Many students say they feel relatively safe at UCSB; however, you have to watch out for bike theft and car vandalism. The campus has partnerships with the University of California Police Department and employs several safety escorts to patrol campus during the late hours, so there is never a reason to not feel safe. UCSB safety services are easily accessible and can be found within dorms and student hot spots—just be careful you are not caught doing anything illegal.

Overall, the campus provides services that ensure all students feel safe; however, that cannot be fully said for Isla Vista. Several incidents of sexual assault and alcohol-related crimes are reported throughout the year, due to the influx of out-of-towners and non-UCSB students. The best advice is to stay with friends and avoid overly drunken people. If you are ever concerned about your safety, the CSOs (safety escorts) and Isla Vista Foot Patrol are only a call away and respond almost immediately.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 3
  • Arson: 2
  • Burglary: 29
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 3
  • Sex Offenses: 4
  • Vehicle Theft: 2
Security Office
UCSB Police Department
Public Safety Building, 574
(805) 893-3446
Safety Services
  • Bike registration
  • Emergency medical response
  • Safety escorts
  • Women's center and rape prevention services
Health Center
Student Health Service
Corner of Ocean and El Colegio roads
(805) 893-5361
Monday–Tuesday 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Wednesday 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Thursday 8 a.m.–7 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Health Services
  • Advice nurse
  • Alcohol and drug counseling
  • Allergy shots
  • Dental care
  • Dermatology
  • Eye care
  • Immunizations
  • Lab services
  • Minor surgery
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Orthopedics
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical therapy
  • Primary care
  • Psychological services
  • STD testing
  • Travel medicine
  • Urgent care
  • Women's health
  • X-Rays
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
  • Also, you can get bikes for cheap at IV's own Bike Auction. For more info, contact the Campus Security Office at (805) 893-3446.
  • You can register your bike with the Campus Security Officers. If your bike is stolen, they will attempt to find it for you—they have a 30 percent recovery rate.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 219 responses

  • 17% Theft/robberies
  • 14% Excessive drinking
  • 14% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 11% Criminal activity near campus
  • 9% Walking alone
  • 8% Drugs
  • 8% Non-students on campus
  • 6% Unlit pathways
  • 4% None
  • 3% Dorm safety
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 2% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 1% Gang violence
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 1% Lack of safety escort services

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 116 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 218 responses

  • 17% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 57% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 17% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 7% Not very visible.
  • 3% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 259 responses

  • 32% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 47% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 19% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 1% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.


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