Emergency Preparedness & Procedures

 

How to Stay Prepared while at SJSU: 

  1. Sign up for messaging alert systems called Alert SJSU for emergency notifications via your MySJSU account. IMPORTANT: Update your current phone number on your MySJSU account as soon as you receive a local phone number. 
  2. Add University Police Department Phone Number (On-Campus Emergencies) to Contacts: 408-924-2222
  3. Add Emergency Phone Number (All Off-Campus Emergencies) to Contacts: 911
  4. Remember Bluelight emergency telephones are located all across campus, including in the residence halls and on every floor of the parking garages.
  5. Utilize Safety Escort in the event that you feel unsafe walking on campus. The service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 408-924-2000
  6. Utilize Safe Ride Program Monday through Fridays from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. if you feel unsafe walking home and live within the specified radius described below. The SJSU Safe Ride Program extends the escort distance beyond the two blocks to Interstate 280 to the south, Julian Street to the north, First Street to the west and Sixteenth Street to the east: 408-924-2000
  7. Regarding any local incident or natural disaster, check email regularly for important news, procedures or updates from the University Police Department (UPD) or The SJSU Office of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) & Study Abroad staff . IMPORTANT: You will be required to check in with SJSU via e-mail, by phone, or in person and update us on your emergency plans in the event of a local incident or natural disaster. 
  8. Store your documents in a safe place where you can easily access them. Make sure all documents including your passport, student visa and DS-2019 are in a secure location where you can easily access them in the case of an emergency. It is also best practice to make copies of these documents and store the copies in a separate, secure location.
  9. Use emergency preparedness resources. Several government agencies and other organizations in the United States have free resources related to hurricane and natural disaster preparedness. A few organizations you can use to find more information include the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency, Ready.gov, the National Weather Service and the American Red Cross.

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On-Campus Resources

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Earthquake Safety Tips

Major earthquakes may happen anywhere you work, live, or travel in California. It is important to understand what to do in the event of an earthquake. For information on Earthquake Safety Tips visit UPD's website:http://www.sjsu.edu/police/prepare/earthquake/ 

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In Case of Emergency such as Wildfires, Earthquake, or Flooding:

  • If living off campus, international students and their accompanying dependents (if any) should follow the instructions of state, local and tribal officials, including any instructions to shelter in place or evacuate. For all on-campus considerations, international students should follow their institution’s emergency plan.
  • If ordered to evacuate, students should not return until they are told by local officials that it is safe to do so.
  • In the event of an emergency, you will be required to check in with SJSU's ISSS and Study Abroad Staff via e-mail, by phone, or in person and update us on your emergency plans, including whether you have been ordered to evacuate.
  • International students must also continue to take all necessary actions to maintain their student status, to the extent possible under the circumstances, including keeping necessary documents in a safe, secure place and hand-carrying them should they need to evacuate.
  • Use emergency preparedness resources. Several government agencies and other organizations in the United States have free resources related to hurricane and natural disaster preparedness. A few organizations you can use to find more information include the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency, Ready.gov, the National Weather Service and the American Red Cross.

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