October 2, 2019


SUBJECT:    Emergency and Active Shooter Preparedness

The safety and wellbeing of students, staff, faculty and visitors at UC
San Diego is a top priority, which is why we focus on emergency
preparedness at the start of each academic year. We update our
procedures; restock emergency supplies; monitor/repair call boxes and
other safety equipment; conduct periodic drills; and revise internal and
external communications plans. Our campus community also receives
important safety information and announcements on emergency preparedness
and planning.

Our campus community stands together against violence of any kind. Given
the reality of active-shooter incidents throughout the nation, UC San
Diego is focusing on plans and developing strategies to address this
issue. As such, we encourage all members of our community to watch a
new, informative video produced by the California State University
system that provides useful strategies to employ in the unlikely event
you find yourself in an active-shooter situation. Although this video
was created with the primary intention of educating our student
population, we believe it is an excellent resource for our entire campus
community. Please be aware that due to the topic being addressed, the
video features simulated acts of violence, which may be disturbing to
some viewers.

While the UC San Diego Police Department has taken comprehensive
measures to ensure that we are prepared and equipped to respond in such
an unlikely event, taking time to view the 8-minute video can help each
and every one of us be prepared:

For those with limited mobility who would like additional information
about better preparing your office and/or residential spaces for
emergency situations including active threats, please contact our UC San
Diego Police Department at (858) 822-0355, Disability Counseling and
Consulting at (858) 534-6744, or the Office for Students with
Disabilities at (858) 534-4382.

If you find yourself in a situation where you feel threatened or unsafe,
leave the area if possible, and call 911. Donít be afraid to speak up.
If you see something, say something, and report suspicious activity by
calling 911 or (858) 534-HELP (4357). Learn more about what to report

You can find more information about campus police services and staying
safe on the UC San Diego Police Department website:

If you are off campus and need to reach the City of San Diego Police
Department for a non-emergency, please call (619) 531-2000 or visit
their contact page at:

Pradeep K. Khosla

Elizabeth H. Simmons
Executive Vice Chancellor

Gary C. Matthews
Vice Chancellor
Resource Management & Planning

Alysson M. Satterlund
Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs

Nancy Resnick
Chief Human Resources Officer

David S. Rose
Chief of Police