University Police Department

Emergency Placards
Emergency Procedures Placards

The University Police Department, in an effort to educate our campus community regarding the proper actions to take during an emergency, has developed an Emergency Procedures Placard that will be placed in prominent locations throughout all campus buildings. The location and installation of the placards will be determined in consultation with Facilities, Development & Operations and the Building Emergency Coordinators.

The placards contain specific information on what actions to take during fires, earthquakes, hazardous material releases, bomb threats, building lock downs and building evacuations.  Distinct bright colors where used to highlight different emergencies and increase visibility.

The 23rd Annual Holiday Toy Drive

Each holiday season, UPD collects toys for children in need around the campus neighborhood.

As we have done for the last 22 years, UPD is reaching out to the campus community and surrounding businesses for support with this project. We hope you will consider helping us with a cash gift or a gift in kind so that we may continue making the children's holidays a bit more festive and happy.

Toy Donations

Donate an unwrapped new toy for kids up to age 12. You may drop toys off at the UPD lobby through Dec. 9 or look for donation boxes around campus from Nov. 20 through Dec. 8.

Monetary Donations

  • Pledge a recurring, tax-deductible donation via payroll deduction (Payroll Deduction Authorization Form).
  • Make a one-time or recurring tax-deductible donation (select Other Purpose under GIVE NOW and indicate UPD Holiday Toy Drive)
  • Send a check to: Tower Foundation, San Jose State University, One Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192-0256. (please reference UPD Holiday Toy Drive on your check; Tower Foundation tax ID 83-0403915).

Note: All monetary donations (100% tax deductible) are processed by the Tower Foundation, a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.


Volunteer to wrap gifts on December 11, or deliver gifts on December 13. Contact John Laws for information about volunteering at one of these events.

If you have any questions about the Holiday Toy Drive, please contact UPD at 408-924-2185.