University of California, San Diego


September 13, 2005

ALL AT UCSD (including UCSD Healthcare)

SUBJECT:    Proposed Policy on Safeguards, Security and Emergency

The University is proposing a new Policy on Safeguards, Security and Emergency Management to address security concerns which have come into play since September 11, 2001. Due to heightened awareness about threats to University campuses and critical assets, the University completed a comprehensive Hazard Vulnerability Assessment process at the ten campuses earlier this year. The results have been compiled and a systemwide report to be issued in the fall will review top-ranked risks and highlight mitigation strategies to reduce vulnerabilities associated with natural or human-caused disasters or other extraordinary disruptions. The proposed policy was developed by the Safety, Security and Anti-Terrorism work group composed of representatives from throughout the University system. It is intended to reinforce the need for preparedness now and in the future, as well as establish a procedure for University-wide notification in the event of an emergency.

The proposed policy can be viewed at:


If you would like to comment on the proposed policy, please email your comments by Thursday, September 22, 2005 to Phillip Van Saun, Manager of Emergency Services.

Stephen K. Benedict
Environment, Health &
Safety & Risk Management