Learn About Campus Security

Jeanne Cleary Act

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act was signed into United States federal law in 1990 as a result of the efforts of Howard and Connie Clery, whose daughter Jeanne Ann Clery was murdered in her dorm room at Lehigh University (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) on April 5, 1986. The act requires colleges and universities to distribute information about violent campus crimes and drug and alcohol offenses. More info: Clery Annual Security Report.

Prepare for emergencies

  1. Sign up with the UCSF emergency warning system WarnMe to receive messages about campus emergencies via phone, text message, or e-mail.
  2. Emergency resources for the Bay Area: SF72.

Data security

Everyone at UCSF has a responsibility to keep confidential data secure. As a pharmacy student and after graduation you will handle patient records, research data, and other forms of data that are protected by law from unauthorized intentional or accidental disclosure. Our curriculum covers these responsibilities in detail.

Police department crime bulletins

Each year, the UCSF Police department compiles a crime report to promote awareness of crime activities. We strongly encourage you to read the report so that you know what safety precautions you can take. Your awareness can help prevent future crimes. Details:


If you have a laptop, we strongly recommend that you:

  • use a laptop security cable. The Kensington MicroSaver series is particularly well-respected. Ensuring that your computer is secure also entails more than just its physical security. For details, see Computer Security.
  • never leave your computer unsecured and unattended.

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