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The Campus Building Marshal Program Needs Your Help

The Cal State San Marcos Building Marshal Program was developed to facilitate the safe evacuation of campus buildings and to assist emergency responders. This program is staffed by volunteer campus employees who have been trained to assist during an emergency. Although there have been many volunteers for most campus buildings, we are still looking for more volunteers in the Arts Building, Academic Hall, University Hall, Markstein Hall, and the new Social & Behavioral Sciences Building.

When an evacuation is necessary, Building Marshals are responsible for:

  • Assisting in the safe and complete evacuation of a building
  • Assisting University Police in preventing re-entry by non-emergency responders and/or other unauthorized personnel
  • Reporting injured or trapped individuals to emergency responders

As the campus continues to grow, so does the need for additional Building Marshals. Ideally, at least one Floor Marshal or Building Marshal will be assigned to every floor in every building throughout the campus. If you are interested in volunteering for this program, please call the Office of Emergency Management at (760) 750-4503 or email Jennifer Ralph, University Emergency Manager, at

Current University employees who have completed the Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) are encouraged to volunteer.