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Security and Safety

Familiarize yourself with the resources that help keep our university community safe and secure.

Safety at USD

It's important to know that you should dial 911 if you are experiencing a police, fire or medical emergency. Depending on your situation, there are a variety of safety resources available to you, as well.

Visit the University Police Department Page

In the event of a campus emergency, please visit our Emergency Preparedness webpage for up-to-date information and emergency procedures. 

Visit the Emergency Preparedness Page


Resources & Information

USD offers a variety of resources and services to maintain a safe and secure environment for our campus community.

Personal Safety

Campus Safety

Environmental & Health Safety

Public & Visitor Safety


Departments & Facilities

Learn more about the departments and facilities that work to keep campus safe and secure.
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Student Rights & Responsibilities

All members of the academic community share responsibility for maintaining conditions which promote the pursuit of knowledge.

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University Police

Ensuring a safe and secure environment for the students, staff and the university community.

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