All Emergencies: 9-1-1

Dial 9-1-1 from any campus phone to connect directly to the campus police.
Use (707) 664-4444 for emergencies
placed using cell phones.

Emergency Info Hotline
1-888-533-5388

The University maintains this emergency information hotline for status updates for campus wide emergencies; e.g.,
flooding, earthquake, fire.

Emergency Preparedness

 

At Sonoma State University the safety of our community members is always at the top of our agenda. A truly safe campus can be achieved only through the cooperation of all students, faculty and staff. There are many people contributing to the safety and security of the SSU campus. The majority of crimes on campus are crimes of opportunity. This includes theft of bicycles, backpacks, computers, books and parking decals. The willingness of students, faculty and staff to secure their property and to report suspicious activity is essential to the prevention of these thefts. Here are some additional crime prevention tips:

Community Notifications

Crime statistics can be found on the web at Police and Parking Services. In addition to publishing an annual security report, the SSU Police Services informs the campus community about campus crime in a number of ways as follows:

Special Crime Alerts/Warnings

In matters where there is a threat to safety, the issuance of a timely crime alert, the information will be distributed throughout the campus and posted via the campus email system.

Crime Log and Media

Summaries of campus crime incidents are published in the STAR student newspaper. Police Services also works in partnership with the STAR and SSU Newscenter to publish information related to crime and campus safety issues. The Daily Crime Log can be viewed at the University Police web site.

Preparations

Emergency Survival Kit

The University highly recommends that each campus resident bring their own emergency survival kit with them when they move into the Residential Community. This emergency kit should include three days worth of supplies, such as water and food, basic first aid supplies, and any special need items. For more information on making an emergency kit and preparing yourself for 3 days, review our 3 Days Checklist (pdf) and visit the U.S. Department of Homeland Security web site.

Specific Needs

Students with medical conditions are encouraged to discuss their specific needs with their Residential Life Coordinator to prepare a plan regarding evacuation in the event of a campus emergency.

Evacuations

Residence Life Coordinators (RLC), Office of Residential Life staff, and Police Officers are trained in emergency evacuation procedures and responding to emergencies. In case of an evacuation, residents must remember to vacate the premises and summon assistance immediately. If a major emergency should strike, residents are directed to a residence evacuation site which is listed below based on village:

Power Outages

During Univeristy business hours residents can obtain information and status updates about a power outage at the Residential Life Office located in Verdot Village, at Police Services, or at Housing Services located in Zinfandel Village. RLCs and CSAs can also be contacted. For operating medical equipment that requires power, please contact Police Services.

Fire Safety

In case of a fire, activate the fire alarm by pulling the lever on the alarm box nearest your room. The fire alarm is a building alarm only, so be sure to call Police Service to report the fire as well. For more information about fire statistics and fire equipment in the Residential Community, you can visit our Fire Safety Report webpage at http://www.sonoma.edu/housing/general_info/fire.safety.html.

Training and Practice

The campus performs periodic evacuation drills and training on emergency response. The department has maintained very positive working relations with Housing Services and the Office of Residence Life to ensure that we are working in concert on many programs. Additionally, fire alarm apparatus are centrally monitored and polled for potential trouble signals or devices being "offline".

Important Contact Numbers

Emergency

911 (not to use with a cell phone)

SSU Dispatch

(707) 664-4444 (Use this number for emergencies placed on cell phones.)

Anonymous Tip Line

(707) 664-2910

Police Fax

(707) 664-2248

Web Address

Police & Parking Services at http://www.sonoma.edu/ps