Health and Safety

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Personal Safety


At Home

  • Lock your doors and windows always - whether you are at home or away.
  • Do not hide a door key outside.
  • Do not let anyone in your home that you do not know or trust.
  • Do not give out your phone number to “wrong number” callers.
  • Contact area law enforcement if you feel threatened.

Walking &

  • Plan and vary your route.
  • Always tell someone where you are going and when you will return.
  • Carry your cell phone or know where phones are along the route.
  • Carry identification.
  • Wear reflective material if you are going out at night.
  • Avoid unpopulated areas.
  • Trust your intuition about a person or an area.

On Campus

  • Know where the campus emergency phones are located.
  • Never walk alone at night or in secluded areas.
  • Call 965-0581 ext. 2269 for a Campus Security Escort.
  • Call 965-0581 ext. 2400 for campus emergencies.

Isla Vista

  • Get to know your neighbors.
  • Form agreements to watch each other’s homes.
  • Know the laws and obey them.
  • Don’t go to parties alone.
  • If you plan to consume alcohol, eat first. Alternate glasses of water with glasses of alcohol.
  • If you drink, watch your open container. Do not allow anyone you don’t know to fill your glass.
  • Don’t leave a party with someone you don’t know.
  • Remember, 90-foot cliffs are between I.V. and the ocean - stay away from the edge!


  • Know where you are going before you leave your house.
  • Don’t go out alone at night.
  • Know what time coffee shops and restaurants close.
  • Obey the law.

Additional Resources:

    Isla Vista Survival Guide:  Safety Off Campus
    Penal Codes and County Ordinances most often enforced in Isla Vista

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