Campus Safety Initiatives
Santa Clara University's Campus Safety Services provides protection and security services to both the main campus and adjoining properties owned by the University. While our department and its personnel are responsible for ensuring that our campus remains as safe as possible, the primary responsibility for crime prevention and personal safety rests with each individual. By working together, we will continue to make SCU among the safest urban universities in the country.
As with other universities, many campus crimes are committed by members of the university community against each other, especially crimes related to property. Property crimes account for over 90 percent of all crime in our campus community. The most common types of crime at SCU are: theft of unattended property such as book bags, laptop computers, purses and briefcases, and theft or burglary from cars.
Representatives of Campus Safety attend orientation to provide information and advice to incoming students to the university. Presentations are also conducted for parents, providing them the opportunity to become familiar with Campus Safety and to address any concerns and questions they might have. Click for Information for new students or Information for parents.