Stay Safe at USF
You play a role in safety at USF. Learn about procedures, programs, and classes that the Office of Public Safety offers to inform the community, help prevent crime, and keep the campus safe.
Keep your eyes and ears open for Dons Alert. Dons Alert is a system that enables the Office of Public Safety to send emergency notifications to the USF community. Notifications may be sent via email, phone call, and text message with instructions on where to go, what to do, whom to contact, and other information. Notifications are sent to all registered devices.
Follow Your Building Marshal
Building marshals manage and coordinate crime prevention and emergency response protocols for evacuations, lockdown, and other situations. Every building at USF has a marshal trained by the Office of Campus Resilience in the university’s emergency procedures. During an emergency, building marshals can be identified by their yellow vests. Follow their instructions.
Get a Wallet Card
Wallet-sized cards with information on emergency preparedness are available free of charge at the Public Safety Office on the fifth floor of University Center. Drop by and pick one up any weekday. Check our quick-reference guide, too.
- Back to School Safety Tips
- General Student Safety
- General Safety Tips
- Residential Hall Security
- Sexual Assault Prevention
- Sexual Assault Reporting
- Harassing Telephone Calls
- Theft Prevention
- Auto Theft Prevention
- Bicycle Safety Theft Prevention
- USF Workplace Violence Prevention Policy
- San Francisco Safety Awareness for Everyone