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Housing Safety

Santa Clara University takes the health and safety of its students extremely seriously.  

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    Bed Bugs
    Santa Clara University uses an integrated Pest Management Control (PCP) to deal with all pests including bed bugs.  An integrated PCP relieves on a combination of practices including reducing hiding spots for bed bugs, heat treatments and pesticides (as needed) to treat bed bugs.
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    Crosswalk Safety

    During the course of an average day at Santa Clara University there may be as many 10,000 people traveling on or near campus - in cars, motorcycles, mopeds, bicycles, skateboards, scooters or on foot.  This makes the main campus and surrounding area potentially hazardous if you do not pay attention.

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    Driving at Night

    Nighttime driving only accounts for 25% of all driving and there is usually significantly less traffic during these hours. However, driving at night is more of a challenge than many people think. It is also more dangerous:

    • Traffic death rates are three times greater at night than during the day
    • 55% of all driving fatalities occur after dark
    • 62% of pedestrian fatalities occur at night

    Despite these figures, many of us are not aware of the unique hazards or special precautions associated with night driving.

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    Residence Hall Safety
    There are many things you can do to protect yourself and others in a Residential Learning Community. (RLC) at Santa Clara University.
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    Prohibited Items

    Due to the extreme dangers presented by fire hazards in student rooms, the University will continually monitor all living areas through visits by the Residence Life Staff.

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