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4 College Senior

Health & Safety: I feel safe overall. There have been a few reports of muggings/robberies but I've never had any issues.

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5 College Senior

Health & Safety: Pro-active towards health and safety. But still a city campus.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I am an incoming freshman I don't know yet, but I heard its pretty good.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There's not really an issue with safety on our campus, as far as I've seen. I mostly just feel scared walking by myself at night because of my status as a transgender and gay person.

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5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Public Safety is very accessible especially since our campus is in San Francisco. I feel safe walking alone at night on campus and I know that if ever I feel unsafe I can call Public Safety to give me a ride or check up on a potential incidence on campus. At night all of the buildings, require you to get in with your student ID so the level of security is very high.

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Public Safety heavily influences campus life. Though some unpleasant incidents are a natural part of college, Public Safety does its absolute best to give the University and its students a safe, secure, and healthy environment in which to live. Officers patrol the campus 24 hours a day, and the campus shuttle and safety escorts are always available to bring students to and from Main Campus, Loyola Village, Pedro Arrupé, and many close locations, including nearby apartments, within close proximity to campus.

In the past, any burglaries on campus, in classrooms, or in the dorms, have been met with a quick response, mainly due to the emergency phones strategically placed around campus and the 24-hour safety line available to students. Whenever anything occurs on campus, word is always spread through the USFconnect system, either by email or a public announcement. Keeping USF students aware of campus security breaches is one of the ways in which Public Safety maintains a secure environment. ID checks are also required at the entrances of every on-campus residence hall, though people sometimes sneak in, in part because fellow students conduct the ID checks. If any underage student is caught drinking in the dorms, RAs will write a referral. However, if any student (regardless of age) is caught with drugs, Public Safety officers are called immediately to handle the situation.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 2
  • Arson: 2
  • Burglary: 27
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 1
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 1
Security Office
Department of Public Safety
University Center, Room 310
(415) 422-4222
Safety Services
  • Campus shuttle
  • Crime log
  • Emergency phones
  • Emergency response
  • Parking enforcement
  • Regular safety drills
  • Safety presentations
  • Security escort service
  • USF alarms
Health Center
St. Mary's Medical Center
450 Stanyan St., 2 West (second floor)
(415) 750-4980
Monday 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Basic medical care
  • Emergency room care
  • Health education
  • Immunizations
  • Lab services
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Referrals
  • Smoking-cessation counseling
  • STD testing and treatment
  • Stress management
  • Women's health
  • X-ray
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 103 responses

  • 17% None
  • 15% Criminal activity near campus
  • 15% Theft/robberies
  • 11% Walking alone
  • 9% Non-students on campus
  • 8% Drugs
  • 6% Excessive drinking
  • 6% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 5% Unlit pathways
  • 3% Dorm safety
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 1% Gang violence
  • 0% Violence among students

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 68 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 103 responses

  • 19% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 58% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 9% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 12% Not very visible.
  • 2% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 118 responses

  • 42% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 46% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 11% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 1% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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