Campus Safety and Security

This is an archived copy of the 2016-2017 bulletin. To access the most recent version of the bulletin, please visit Any changes will appear on our errata page.

Campus Security Report

San Francisco State University's annual security report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by San Francisco State University, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to, and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report and annual fire safety report by contacting the Department of Public Safety or by accessing the following web site:

Information concerning San Francisco State University's policies, procedures, and facilities for students and others to report criminal actions or other emergencies occurring on campus may also be obtained from the Department of Public Safety.

Computer Security

Legitimate computing for educational uses is encouraged. However, some may be tempted to abuse this privilege but not be aware of the legal aspects of computer crime. If San Francisco State University computers are illegally used, California Penal Code 502 states that the offender may be found guilty of a felony which is punishable by a fine not exceeding $10,000, or by imprisonment for 16, 24, or 36 months, or by both fine and imprisonment. Any student who illegally uses the SF State computer system may be subject to suspension or expulsion from the university.

Computer security is the responsibility of everyone. All computing users should read the SF State Information Security Program Guide which covers policies, procedures, proper uses, and misuses of computing systems. The Computing Services Security Guide is accessible from the World Wide Web at Information Security Program Guide.

Sexual Assault

San Francisco State University does not tolerate acts of sexual assault. All reported instances of sexual assault are investigated and appropriate disciplinary, criminal, and/or legal action is taken, with consent of the victim. Appropriate support services are made available to students, faculty, or staff who are victims of sexual assault. For more information, please visit