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Personal Safety @UCSD

Personal safety is everyone's responsibility. Below is a list of resources available to help maximize safety in a variety of environments.

Community Service Officer (CSO) Program

The CSO Program employs only UCSD students and offers many safety-related services, including year-round campus safety escorts.

Center for Advocacy, Resources, and Education (CARE)

CARE (formerly known as SARC) is dedicated to creating a safe and respectful community that does not tolerate sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking.

CARE offers workshops on violence prevention for the entire UCSD campus and provides free and confidential services for those who've been impacted by violence, with a focus on survivors of sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. See their pages on the following topics, or visit their website.

Emergency notifications

UC San Diego's Triton Alert emergency notification system keeps the campus community updated in emergency situations. You can choose how you receive alerts: through e-mail, SMS (text messaging) and/or voice messaging.

Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S)

The Environment, Health & Safety office (EH&S) supports student researchers and takes an active role in protecting everyone's health and the environment.

Read about UC San Diego research safety — policies, procedures, and services for research and teaching laboratories.


Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) is a national program designed to provide women with the concepts and methods needed for self-defense.

Removal from the campus directory

Find out how to block personal information from your campus directory listing.

Safe rides / campus escorts

Call for a free safety escort or a safe ride home during nighttime hours.

Safety tips

Though UC San Diego makes every effort to ensure student safety on campus, it's always important to be aware of general safety tips as they relate to self defense, your car, and campus locations like research labs, residence halls, and elevators.

Sexual assault intervention guarantee

If you've been sexually assaulted, you have the right to report the assault to UCSD Police. Read the Police Department's assault intervention guarantee.

Sexual harassment

The most effective way to prevent harassment or discrimination and promote respectful interactions is through education. The Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD) provides educational programs and information designed specifically for faculty, staff, and students.