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Safety Overview

Campus Safety

CSU San Marcos enjoys an extremely low crime rate, with an environment conducive to teaching, learning and enjoying a great campus experience. 

Our highly respected University Police Department operates 24/7/365 and is committed to building relationships and trust with the campus community. Cougar Watch, a neighborhood watch-type program, has successfully deterred crime on campus. University Police is also responsible for Parking and Commuter Services.

In emergency situations, CSU San Marcos is well-prepared to respond through its Emergency Management and the Emergency Operation Center (EOC). In case of an emergency, those who have signed up and provided contact information will receive alerts from our Emergency Notification system.

Safety, Health & Sustainability provides the expertise for occupational and environmental safety, as well as provides guidance and instruction on how to keep a safe campus environment for our students, faculty and staff.

In addition, the Women's Center offers workshops on sexual assault, relationship abuse, and gender violence for the CSUSM community.