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Night Safety Tips

The UC Berkeley campus is situated in an urban environment, and though campus areas are relatively safe, the campus is not immune to crime. Your best defense is to adopt an attitude of awareness and to take precautions when you must walk alone.

First and foremost, we encourage you to utilize the Night Safety Shuttle and/or BearWALK Nighttime Escort Service, but we know there will be times when you cannot. In those cases, follow these guidelines

Survivor Resource Specialist

UCPD's Survivor Resource Specialist can help clarify options

  • Guidance in reporting an incident/crime
  • Assistance in obtaining counseling services
  • Assistance in locating resources both on and off campus

If you have been the victim of a violent crime the following resources are available to you:

Residence Halls

All security activity in UC residence halls is supervised by the Residential Security Sergeant. 

Each of the high rise buildings have a Security Monitor (SM). In addition, Community Service Officers (student employees of UCPD also known as CSOs) patrol the residence halls during the evening hours.

Resident Assistants provide safety programs for students, especially at the beginning of the year, and each unit is  assigned a UCPD officer (a Residential Security Liaison) for additional coordination and information exchange.

In case of sexual assault

It is important that you seek help immediately. The campus has provided a number of ways for you to get assistance, and you can choose the ones with which you feel most comfortable. Any of these offices will be sure to see you get the appropriate care, counseling and advice.

More information is available at the campus Survivor Support website.

Immediate assistance In case of sexual assault

UC Police Department
1 Sproul Hall (510) 642-6760

Report Stalking

Stalking

Every case of stalking must be considered as potentially dangerous, and early intervention is critical. UCPD's Threat Management Unit (TMU) takes incidents of stalking seriously and officers have extensive experience coping with stalkers, developing safety plans for targets, and intervening when appropriate. Ask for the TMU detective at (510) 642-6760 when you have questions about steps you can take which may further ensure your safety. Additional resources for making a safety plan are

Report unwanted communications

Harrassing or annoying communications, whether made by phone or any other electronic communications device, might include calls made by pranksters randomly or calls made intentionally by people with whom you have been acquainted. They can include calls at hours when you are sleeping; frequent pointless calls; calls where the caller says nothing; or obscene calls.