In spite of the pastoral appearance and friendly atmosphere of Chico and its surroundings, the campus is not a haven from crime.

Please remember that:

  • Awareness is the most critical factor in the personal safety equation!
  • If your attention to surroundings is compromised by intoxication, fatigue, or preoccupation, you operate at a disadvantage and have a greater potential for being victimized.

The University Police Department offers several crime prevention programs and services to assist you.  Among these are the Campus ConnectionFreshmen Safe StartR.A.D. Defense Classes, and other crime prevention presentations which are given on an "as needed" basis.

University Police has several safety brochures available in the lobby in Yuba Hall (northeast corner of West 2nd and Normal Streets.)