Timely Warnings

Dear Student, Faculty & Staff,

Under the Jeanne Clery Act of 1998, any college or university participating in federal financial aid programs is required to send out timely warnings to inform the campus community of a crime or potential crime that constitutes a serious or continuing threat to students, staff and faculty at SF State. Timely warnings are distributed via email to maximize access to information that may assist individuals with taking affirmative actions to preserve their safety and welfare.

Members of the campus community who are concerned about their safety are encouraged to adopt risk-reduction measures, keeping in mind that these measures may not prevent violence; further, failure to follow these guidelines *does not* mean that violence against you is justified or warranted:

  • Be aware and mindful of your surroundings at all times; pay attention to people and activities around you.
  • Recognize that wearing earphones connected to electronic devices while walking can distract you and make you less able to sense potential danger or threats.
  • Choose busy, well-lit streets and avoid isolated areas, alleys, vacant lots, abandoned buildings and construction sites.
  • Trust your instincts. If you feel uncomfortable or unsafe in any situation, leave and get to a safe place right away. Keep in mind that college students are most likely to be victimized by an individual known to them!
  • Consider using an app to help maintain communications with friends, family, colleagues and others. The Circle of 6 app has been endorsed by The White House as one such tool to help promote safety.

The UPD encourages students, staff and faculty to utilize the SafeWalk program as part of a personal safety management plan.  Call (415) 338-7200 to arrange for a SafeWalk. SafeWalk team members are trained and supervised by the UPD. They are available from 4:30-11:30pm M-F. UPD personnel (CSOs and officers) are available when SafeWalk members are not on duty. 

Information about SF State’s commitment to a campus free of gender-based violence and our response when incidents of sexual assault/violence are reported can be found on the Title IX webpage.  Additional crime prevention and risk-reduction tips can be found on the UPD webpage.  Please contact the San Francisco State University Police Department at (415) 338-7200 or visit our website at http://upd.sfsu.edu/ for additional information.

Note: This message is being provided so that members of the SF State community can make informed decisions regarding their personal safety and/or assist in apprehending an at-large suspect.  As such, it may contain information of a graphic nature that could trigger emotional responses, in particular for victims/survivors of sexual assault/sexual violence.  If you are a student and need emotional support, please contact Counseling & Psychological Services by calling (415) 338-2208 or visiting Student Services Building 205.  Crisis support services can be reached by all SF State community members by calling the San Francisco Trauma Recovery/Rape Treatment Center at (415) 437-3000.

 

TIMELY WARNINGS

On Saturday November 12, 2022, at approximately 4:20 pm, a student reported being approached by 2 subjects wearing ski masks and wearing dark clothing while on the top level of Lot 19. They told the victim that they would need to take the victim's backpack but wear unsuccessful after a brief struggle. The suspects told the victim not to follow them and were last seen walking in the direction of the University Park North bike path. There were no reported injuries as a result of this incident and there were no weapons observed during this incident. A thorough search of the area for the suspects by the UPD was conducted and both suspects remain at large. At this time there have been no other reported attempted robberies in the area, and this may be an isolated incident. The investigation and search for the suspects is ongoing, and if you have information regarding this incident, please contact the UPD dispatch at 415 338-2222.

On 8/23/2020 a Clery Timely Warning notice was sent to the campus community regarding an aggravated assault incident that occurred inside the Mashouf Wellness Center.  

A suspect has been identified and UPD is continuing the investigation. There is no ongoing threat to the campus community.

Safety Information/ Resources:

UPD strives to keep our campus community safe and we ask for community members to partner with us in our efforts to promote a safe and secure learning environment. If you feel unsafe, please contact the UPD so we can assist and support you.  UPD can be reached anytime at (415) 338-2222 and you can view additional safety resources at the UPD website at this link https://upd.sfsu.edu/crime-prevention.

The University Police Department encourages students, staff, and faculty to utilize the SafeWalk service in your travels in and around the campus community, as part of a broader personal safety management plan. You can call (415) 338-7200, then press zero to arrange for a SafeWalk and more information can be found on this link https://upd.sfsu.edu/safewalk. You can find additional safety information on the UPD website at this link https://upd.sfsu.edu

If you see something suspicious contact University Police at (415) 338-2222 immediately or in emergency situations dial 911.

Note: This message is being provided so that members of the SF State community can make informed decisions regarding their personal safety and/or assist in apprehending an at-large suspect.  As such, it may contain information of a graphic nature that could trigger emotional responses, for victims/survivors of sexual assault/sexual violence.  If you are a student and need emotional support, please contact Counseling & Psychological Services by calling (415) 338-2208 or visiting Student Services Building 205 on Monday-Thursday from 8:00am – 6:45pm and Friday 8:00am - 4:45pm during Fall and Spring semesters, and Monday-Friday 8:00-4:45pm during the Summer and Winter sessions.  Additional crisis support services can be reached by all SF State community members by calling the San Francisco Crisis Line at (415) 781-0500.

On Tuesday, August 23, 2022, at approximately 02:40pm, a victim reported that they were involved in a physical altercation in the area of 755 Font Boulevard (SFSU Wellness Center). The suspect fled the scene across Font Boulevard, towards campus prior to the arrival of university police officers. University police officers conducted a search of the area for the suspect but was unable to locate them. During the physical altercation, the victim may have suffered a head injury and was transported to the hospital for further medical treatment.

The suspect was described as an adult, approximately 30 years of age, heavy build, 6'5”, short black hair, beard with mustache, and wearing a black t-shirt.

If anyone saw or heard any part of this incident or may have further suspect information, please come forward and contact the San Francisco State University Police Department at (415) 338-2222 or on the anonymous tip line at (415) 338-3030.

In response to this incident, the University Police Department is increasing patrols in this area of campus.  Members of the SF State community are encouraged to remain alert and observant; please report any suspicious or concerning activity to the University Police Department immediately.  If you feel unsafe, contact the University Police Department.

Safety Information/ Resources:

If you see something suspicious contact University Police at (415) 338-2222 immediately or in emergency situations dial 911.

The University Police Department encourages students, staff, and faculty to utilize the SafeWalk service in your travels in and around the campus community, as part of a broader personal safety management plan. You can call (415) 338-7200, then press zero to arrange for a SafeWalk and more information can be found on this link https://upd.sfsu.edu/safewalk. You can find additional safety information on the UPD website at this link https://upd.sfsu.edu

Note: This message is being provided so that members of the SF State community can make informed decisions regarding their personal safety and/or assist in apprehending an at-large suspect.  As such, it may contain information of a graphic nature that could trigger emotional responses, in particular for victims/survivors of sexual assault/sexual violence.  If you are a student and need emotional support, please contact Counseling & Psychological Services by calling (415) 338-2208 or visiting Student Services Building 205 on Monday-Friday from 9:00am – 4:00pm and closed between 12:00 to 1:00pm.  Additional crisis support services can be reached by all SF State community members by calling the San Francisco Crisis Line at (415) 781-0500.

On August 31, 2021, at approximately 01:20 PM University Police received a report of a robbery next to the Station Café located at 3575 19th Ave.

The victim reported that while seated in the area of the Station Café, an unknown suspect approached and grabbed a laptop from their immediate possession. In an attempted to retrieve the laptop, the victim sustained a laceration from an unknown source during the process. No weapon was seen which may have caused the minor injury.  The victim did not pursue the suspect for fear of their safety.

The suspect fled to a nearby waiting vehicle that was parked at the bus stop located at the corner of 19th Avenue and Holloway. The suspect vehicle was last seen fleeing southbound on 19th Avenue towards Crespi Drive. The victim stated the suspect was wearing a black SFSU sweatshirt, black pants, and a black colored surgical mask. The suspect vehicle is described as a black Toyota Camry with tinted windows and no plates.  There is no description on the driver of the vehicle. 

If anyone saw or heard any part of this incident or may have further suspect information, please come forward and contact the San Francisco State University Police Department at (415) 338-2222 or on the anonymous tip line at (415) 338-3030. 

In response to this incident, UPD is increasing patrols in this area of campus.  Members of the SF State community are encouraged to remain alert and observant; please report any suspicious or concerning activity to UPD immediately.  If you feel unsafe, contact the University Police Department. 

The UPD encourages students, staff and faculty to utilize the SafeWalk service, previously known as safety escorts, offered by the UPD as part of a broader personal safety management plan.  Call (415) 338-7200 to arrange for a SafeWalk. 

Please contact the San Francisco State University Police Department at (415) 338-7200 or visit our website at http://upd.sfsu.edu/ for additional information.