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Campus Safety


safety1As a parent, your student's safety on campus is undoubtedly your number one concern. Statistics show that in comparison to other large urban college campuses, UCSB is a relatively safe environment. However, as a community of more than 20,000 individuals, it is not problem-free. Crimes do occur on campus and in Isla Vista each year. Each individual in the campus community must be actively responsible for their own safety. Please encourage your student to be aware of this issue and alert to their surroundings.

Fire Safety Program

The Fire Safety Program comprises education, training, practices, and policies designed to protect a campus community from injuries, deaths, business interruption, and property damage resulting from fires and related perils. The program's aim is to ensure all students, staff, and faculty are aware of an understand fire safety elements that help safeguard the community. For more information about the Fire Safety Program, visit

UCSB's unique location offers additional protection from wildfires. Read more about this in the UCSB Current article

Environmental Health & Safety

Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) provides guidance and services to the campus community to promote the integration of health, safety, and environmental stewardship into all university activities. EH&S programs include: Dive Safety, Emergency Planning, Ergonomics, Fire & Life Safety, Hazardous Waste, Injury & Illness Prevention, Laboratory Safety, and Occupational Health. For more information, visit

Paramedic Rescue

UCSB has an Advanced Life Support Paramedic Rescue Ambulance that responds to emergency and non-emergency calls in the UCSB and Isla Vista community. UCSB Paramedic Rescue is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and is located on campus in the Public Safety Building. In the event of an emergency, please call 9-911 from on-campus phone lines or call 911 from off-campus or cell phone lines.