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General Policies and Regulations

University Policies and Regulations Information

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Security on Campus

Campus Security Act

California State University, Long Beach University Police, obtains its powers to arrest from the California Penal Code and the California Education Code.

Reporting Emergencies on Campus

The on-campus emergency phone number is 9-1-1. The non-emergency phone number is (562) 985-4101. Any problems concerning behavior of members of the campus community, thefts, vandalism, fire, and all related matters should immediately be brought to the attention of the University Police.

Procedures for Reporting Crimes on Campus

Whenever students or employees become victims of a crime while on the campus of CSULB, or whenever they have witnessed a crime or feel that there is a possibility that a crime is about to occur, they should notify University Police as soon as possible. There are numerous emergency phones located throughout the campus and parking lots, which are direct lines to the University Police dispatcher. Contact University Police by simply locating the nearest emergency phone or by using the emergency phone that is located in all elevators. Individuals may also contact the mobile police units that patrol the campus on a 24-hour schedule. Parking enforcement officers also patrol the parking lots and have direct radio contact with the police dispatcher and the mobile police units. The University Police is located at the far east end of campus, between parking lot “11” and parking lot “9” on Palo Verde Avenue. The Department is open 24 hours a day to respond to any call for service or to any emergency.

Opening Classrooms

Custodians are responsible for unlocking all outside doors and classrooms which do not contain equipment (audiovisual, computers, etc.) at 7:00 am. University Police personnel are responsible for opening buildings on weekends and holidays. Persons requesting a door opened must have proper authorization. Questions of interpretation and special access matters should be directed to University Police.

Security of Buildings

Personnel who require regular access to specific buildings and rooms may request keys. Requests must be approved by the appropriate department and, for some facilities, by the appropriate administrator. Individuals granted special access to rooms and buildings must assume personal responsibility for facilities and equipment during the time they are using these facilities and equipment and must ensure that the door is locked at the conclusion of work.

University Police will ensure that all buildings are secured every night. An individual desiring to remain in a building after normal closing hours is required to notify University Police.

A faculty or staff member who does not have a key but who requires access to a particular building or room after normal instructional or working hours must present proper identification to University Police before being given access to the building. Graduate Assistants and other students who require entrance to a building during other than normal hours must have proper identification and prior approval in writing from the appropriate administrator. This authorization must be on file with University Police.

Anyone who has difficulty in gaining authorized access to an area or who needs assistance in securing a building or room should contact University Police.

Policy Concerning Law Enforcement on Campus

California State University Police Officers are sworn Law Enforcement Officers under California Penal Code, Section 830.2, and in compliance with State Statute meet the peace officer standards and training requirements mandatory for all California law enforcement officers. In addition, California State University Police Officers undergo training specially designed to meet the needs and problems of a contemporary university community.

The primary responsibility of the University Police is the preservation of the public peace and the protection of life and property against all unlawful acts. The department will take all possible measures to prevent crime and accidents, investigate thoroughly all suspicious and criminal activity, and apprehend offenders quickly in all cases where crimes are committed.

Type and Frequency of Programs to Inform Campus Personnel About Security Procedures and Practices

University Police actively invites fraternities and sororities, as well as sports groups and clubs on campus, to participate in the “Acquaintance/Date Rape” lectures. These classes are scheduled flexibly at no charge to meet the group’s needs. The University Police also conducts new employee, new student, and special groups orientations. Officers routinely address residence hall students on a variety of topics, such as drug and alcohol abuse, and the problem of sexual assaults.

Programs Designed to Prevent Crime

University Police offers an evening escort service for all students and employees. They are picked up and escorted to their vehicles or to the residence halls.

University Police provides employees with information about California law and how to avoid being a victim. Advice is also provided about securing valuables and protecting vehicles.

Statistics on Major Crimes

University Police reports statistics on major crimes monthly to the Office of the President, to the Chancellor’s Office, and to the Department of Justice.

Information concerning CSULB policies, procedures, and facilities for students and others to report criminal actions or other emergencies occurring on campus may be obtained from University Police, (562) 985-4101.
Information concerning the CSULB annual crime statistics reports may be obtained online at the University Police website or by contacting University Police directly at (562) 985-4101.

Firearms on Campus

Any person who brings or possesses a firearm on the grounds of the University, without the prior written permission of the Chief of University Police, or as otherwise provided by law, is in violation of State law (California Penal Code, Section 626.9), and University Regulations, and is punishable by imprisonment. Any person who brings or possesses a device that expels a metallic projectile, such as a B-B or pellet, through the force of air pressure, CO2 pressure, or spring action, or a spot-marker gun, on the grounds of the University, without the permission of the University Police, is in violation of University Regulations; such action may result in University or legal sanctions.

Off-Campus Monitoring of Criminal Activity at Campus Events

The University Police Department has a close working relationship with the City of Long Beach Police Department. The meetings are on a monthly basis and discuss areas of possible problems. Reports are exchanged with LBPD, LASO, and other police departments.

Policy for the Use of Alcohol and Drugs on Campus

Alcoholic beverages generally may not be consumed on campus except at sponsored events and with specific approval of the Director of Student Life and Development.

Alcoholic beverages may only be consumed on University premises that have been licensed by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control or on other University premises at “approved group sponsored events.” Sponsors of such events must obtain prior written approval from the office of Student Life and Development. Approval normally will be limited to events in such areas as the University Student Union, the Soroptimist House, or the Chart Room.

The solicitation, sale, use or knowing possession of dangerous drugs, restricted dangerous drugs, or narcotics, as those terms are used in California statutes, is prohibited on campus property. Excepted are drugs which are lawfully prescribed or lawfully permitted for the purpose of bona fide research, instruction or analysis.

CSULB is dedicated to the elimination of the use of illicit drugs and alcohol abuse. The CSULB Student Health Services offers substance-abuse consultation programs for students, faculty and staff who may need assistance in overcoming the personal problems associated with alcohol or drug abuse. These programs include a Student Assistance Program for students, an Employee Assistance Program for faculty and staff, and an Athletic Assistance Program for student athletes (offered as a separate program due to NCAA requirements). All contacts with the Health Center and its personnel are confidential.

More detailed descriptions of campus regulations concerning alcohol and drugs may be found in the current editions of the CSULB Catalog, the CSULB Schedule of Classes, Regulations for Campus Activities, Organizations, and the University Community, and the Faculty, Staff and Student Handbooks.