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Campus Safety Awareness Campaign

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UC Santa Cruz is committed to a safe, supportive learning and working environment for all members of the campus community. Campus safety is our top priority, and we take all threats of violence seriously to protect everyone’s health and well-being. Student Affairs is launching a multi-pronged awareness campaign – See Something, Say Something, Do Something – to promote campus safety for students, faculty, and staff.

Preventing violence on campus depends on UCSC community members identifying and communicating behaviors of concern—early identification of concerns allows administrators and staff to provide resources to students in distress to minimize harm to self or others. You can help by being aware of your surroundings on campus and reporting any unusual activity from people. We are all responsible for safety. If you see something, say and do something about it—report any concerning behavior and suspicious activity.

How to Report Concerning Behavior/Situations

UCSC Police - Immediate emergency 911
Campus Police
Non-emergency
(831) 459-2231
Student Affairs CARE
Report behavior & consultations about distressed students
(831) 459-3456
Counseling and Psychological Services
Referral/consult for mental health concerns
(831) 459-2628
After-Hours Crisis Services
Mon-Fri 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.; 24 hours on weekends and holidays
(831) 459-2628
Dean of Students Office
Consult for all student concerns
(831) 459-4446

» More contacts

Assisting Students in Distress

  • If you are concerned about the immediate health and safety of the student or in life-threatening situations, call 911 or campus police (831-459-2231).
  • Call the Student Affairs CARE line (831-459-3456) to report unusual behavior, consult about distressed students, or seek a referral.
  • Contact Counseling & Psychological Services (831-459-2628) to refer a student for services or consult with professionals about students’ mental health concerns. There is an after-hours service available at night and on weekends for crisis assessment, consultation, and intervention.
  • Use other campus resources for student referrals and consultations or call another contact for help.
SEE Something
Recognize signs of emotional distress
  • Signs of depression
  • Unusual behavior (disruptive, aggressive)
  • Isolation and social withdrawal
  • Problems with academic performance
SAY Something
Support a student in distress
  • Initiate contact: talk to the student privately
  • Listen objectively: allow the student to express thoughts and feelings
  • Offer assistance: summarize what student said and suggest resources
DO Something
Encourage a student to seek help
  • Report the behavior
  • Seek a referral
  • Consult with campus resources for more information