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First Year Programs Making Connections Student Support Academic Success Year One

Safety & Well-Being

Goal: Assist Students in Becoming Advocates for Their Own Safety and Well-Being
  • University police and CSO's

  • Emergency Notification System (ENS)

  • Office of Equity and Diversity

  • Project Safe

  • C.A.R.E.S.

  • Aware Awake Alive

University Police and CSO's

University Police

University Police Mission Statement:

It is the mission of the California State University Long Beach Police Department to safeguard the lives and property of the campus community we serve. We strive to create a safe and secure environment, promoting safety and reducing the threat of crime, to create an atmosphere whereby meaningful education and learning can take place. We strive to provide service with understanding and compassion, while conducting ourselves with honor and integrity.

Community Service Officers (CSO's)

Community Service Officers are highly motivated student who work for the CSULB Police Department. CSO's are most commonly known for the campus wide Escort Service they provide to the university community but they are much more than just a safe ride. They help ensure campus safety protocols are completed each week.

Top Ten Safety Tips for Students

1. University Police (562) 985-4101 or 911- Store it in your cell phone.
2. Report all crimes, suspicious persons or activities to University Police immediately. Stay alert, be aware of your surroundings and follow your instincts. If something doesn’t feel right or look right, report it.
3. Verify your Emergency Notification System (ENS) information is correct at your MyCSULB account.
4. When walking on campus, take the safest route, not the fastest route. Use sidewalks and crosswalks. Use Campus Shuttles or CSO Escorts after dark.
5. Do not leave your belongings unattended, even for a few minutes.
6. Protect your personal information, share only what is required for official University business. This includes your cell phone number!
7. Register your bicycle with University Police and use a U-lock. Cable and chain locks can be easily defeated.
8. Learn where the emergency phones are located on common routes you walk and inside the buildings where you attend classes.
9. If the deal sounds too good to be true- it probably is! Reconsider the need for that magazine subscription, spa membership or credit card.
10. Share schedule and evening plans with friends/family. Tell them where you are going, who you will be with and when you are expected to return. Create a buddy network.

Emergency Notification System (ENS)

CSULB has deployed the Connect-Ed emergency notification system that allows the University to send important information and instructions during emergency situations to students, faculty, and staff via home phones, cellular phones, text messaging and e-mail.


Office of Equity and Diversity

Providing leadership and direction to achieve a positive, continuing, and vigorous campus nondiscrimination and equal opportunity program that goes well beyond the fulfillment of basic regulatory and procedural requirements to one with emphasis on providing positive attention to serving the needs of the campus.


Risk Reduction Tips: "What can I do to help stop sexual violence?"

• Sexual contact requires mutual consent. An incapacitated person is incapable of giving consent.
• No one deserves to be sexually assaulted, stalked or victimized in any way.
• Don’t engage in any behavior that may be considered dating/domestic violence, sexual assault, or any other form of violence.
• Never use force, coercion, threats, or alcohol or other drugs to engage in sexual activity.
• Take responsibility for your actions.
• Remember “no” means “No!” and “stop” means “Stop!”
• Report incidents of violence (including coercion) to law enforcement and campus authorities.
• Discuss dating/domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking with friends – speak out against violence and clear up misconceptions.
• Make your limits known as quickly as possible.
• Tell a sexual aggressor “NO” clearly and firmly.
• Try to remover yourself from the physical presence of a sexual aggressor.
• Find someone nearby and ask for help.
• Take affirmative responsibility for your alcohol intake/drug use and acknowledge that alcohol/drugs lower your sexual inhibitions and may make you vulnerable to someone who views an intoxicated person as a sexual opportunity.
• Take care of your friends and ask that they take care of you. A real friend will challenge you if you are about to make a mistake. Respect them when they do.
In an emergency, call 9-1-1

Project SAFE

Project Safe is a program of prevention and intervention activities, including support and advocacy, to reduce the incidence of sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking on the CSULB campus.

Project Safe


The Campus Assessment, Response and Evaluation for Students Team (CARES) identifies, discusses, investigates, evaluates and monitors student behavior which poses a concern, potential threat or actual threat to self or others. The purpose of CARES Team is to provide a centralized structure for the campus community for early intervention of at-risk students through collaboration with campus departments, faculty and staff. Students exhibiting behaviors that are of concern in relation to their personal, physical and emotional well-being should be referred to the CARES Team along with students who are intimidating, disruptive, aggressive, or violent. The CARES Team will review all information available on the student’s behavior and background to determine an action plan and monitor the student on a case-by-case basis. The team meets regularly and on an ad hoc basis.


Aware Awake Alive

Aware Awake Alive prevents loss of life to alcohol poisoning by educating teens, young adults and parents on the dangers and symptoms of alcohol overdose. They generate awareness and dialogue around amnesty-based policy and legislation, and create an atmosphere of partnership in which young people, parents, educators, and like-minded organizations share responsibility for supporting and educating one another.

Aware Awake Alive


Carson's Story: