Safety

Resources to help students and scholars be safe at USC. Click the links below for more information.

The Department of Public Safety (DPS) at USC provides important services to ensure USC students, scholars, and the community at large remain safe.

For non-urgent safety related questions, please call the DPS non-emergency number. If you or someone you know is experiencing an emergency (such as medical – physical or mental, crime, or fire) please call one of the following phone numbers for immediate assistance:

DPS University Park Campus (UPC): (213) 740-4321

DPS Health Sciences Campus (HSC): (323) 442-1000

Police and/or Fire Department Outside of USC Area: 911*

*911 is the emergency telephone number for police, fire, and/or emergency medical services throughout all of the United States

What is the Definition of an “Emergency”?

An emergency is a serious, unexpected, and sometimes dangerous situation requiring immediate action. Some examples of emergencies:

  • Person with a medical condition requiring immediate attention
  • Someone experiencing a severe mental health episode
  • Robbery or theft
  • Physical or sexual assault
  • Fire

If you are unsure, or if someone or something is making you feel unsafe and scared for your well-being, please call DPS and they will help you determine the next steps.

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