Spartans for Safety

Committed to Community

San José State is dedicated to fostering a safe campus environment through education, collaboration and community empowerment.

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University Police Department (UPD)

SJSU’s police department works 24-7 to provide a safe and secure learning environment through professional, progressive police, emergency, transportation and educational services. Find crime statistics, important safety information and SJSU policies in the Annual Safety Report. 

View Annual Safety Report

Report an Emergency

To report an emergency, call UPD or dial 911.

Call UPD 408-924-2222

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TipNow Anonymous Crime Reporting

The TipNow text and email system lets you provide important crime information to UPD using your cell phone or PDA device. It sends an anonymous message to on-duty police personnel any time day or night. Voicemail/Text: 408-337-2919. Email:

SJSU Student on his phone receiving emergency alerts.

Sign Up for Alerts

The campus emergency communication system, Alert SJSU, provides critical information about what to do and where to go during a natural disaster or life-threatening emergency through text, email, phone and TTY/TDD messages.

Spartan Safety escort is available up to two blocks from campus.

Request a Safety Escort

In the event that you feel unsafe walking on campus, UPD will provide an escort to any location on campus and up to two blocks from campus. The service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Education, Collaboration, Empowerment

Safety tips for incoming freshman are shared during orientation.

Spartans for Safety

Find safety tips, resources and support through Spartans for Safety. Learn what it means to be an empowered bystander and take the pledge to keep SJSU safe.

Take the Pledge to Keep SJSU Safe

Students and employees receive safety guidance from UPD

Behavioral Intervention Team

BIT provides guidance, care and assistance to students and employees who are: experiencing crisis, displaying odd or unusual behavior and/or engaging in other behaviors that may be perceived as being harmful (either to the student or employee individually, or to others).

Report an Incident

SJSU student receiving information on sexual assault and intimate violence.

Sexual Assault and Intimate Violence

CSU campuses are required to provide information on sexual assault and intimate violence to all new students. Students and administrators collaborate to provide information on prevention and education.

View California Assembly Bill 1088 (pdf)

Freshman orientation students during an ice breaking activity.

Discrimination and Harassment Complaints

SJSU is committed to creating an atmosphere where everyone can work and study free of discrimination and harassment. Get support and resolution resources if you believe you have experienced harassment or discrimination.

Get Support and Resolution Resources