Health and Safety Tips and Resources
Moving to a new environment can bring many elements of change. We encourage both new and returning student to take the necessary steps to take care of their mental and physical health. As an enrolled student, you have access to variety of resources (at low or no cost) on campus. You can find those resources below.
Student Health Services
Phone: (415) 338-1251
Location: Student Health Services
The Student Health Services provides basic care for acute and chronic problems, promotes health awareness, educates students about preventive care, disease management and therapeutic choices, and helps students develop the skills to manage their own health.
Prevention Education Programs - CEASE (Creating Empowerment through Alcohol and Substance Abuse Education)
Phone: (415) 338-7339
Location: Student Services Building 205
There is help on campus for students, staff and faculty negatively impacted by alcohol or other drugs. If you would like to learn more about the resources available to you on and off campus please visit Resources or call to make an appointment to meet with a CEASE counselor at (415) 338-2208.
The SAFE Place
Phone: (415) 338-7233
Location: Student Services Building 205
The SAFE Place at SF State is a resource center for sexual violence prevention and crisis intervention. We serve the campus community in the areas of sexual assault, domestic violence, sexual harassment and stalking.
The two-fold mission of the PEACH program is to: Provide an effective peer network to encourage, support, and advocate healthy living in the areas of sexual health and nutrition for all SFSU students. Train and equip students pursuing a career in health care with the practical skills and expertise to become effective change agents among their peers and within the communities in which they live.
San Francisco is a great city with a diverse array of individuals, cultural opportunities, and neighborhoods to explore. With all that San Francisco have to offer, we want to remind students that SF State is an open campus and that it is important that each of you be mindful and take the necessary precautions to increase the level of your individual safety.
Here are a few tips we remind students of when venturing both around campus and through the city:
- Always lock your door when you leave your room, even if you are only leaving for a minute. Never give your key to another person, for any reason.
- Lock your windows at night, every night, even if you are not on the ground floor.
- Do not keep large sums of money, jewelry, or valuable items in your room. Take valuables home during vacations.
- Never leave purses or wallets lying exposed in your room or any other area. Store all easily removable valuables out of sight.
- When traveling after dark, try to arrange to walk or ride with friends.
- Walk in well-lighted and well-trafficked areas.
- Walk with confidence and don't hesitate to switch to the other side of the street if you suspect that you are being followed.
- Always have your keys in hand before you approach your car or apartment, and look around before you open the door.
- Know the phone number for Campus Safety. You never know: you may need it for yourself or for something you see from far away. Knowing the number off the top of your head (or at least having it in your cell phone) may be the most important thing to remember during an emergency.
Although the tips above are helpful, they do not encompass all of the safety precautions you may encounter in your day to day life at SF State or in the city. We encourage you to think about your safety on a regular basis and to utilize the resources available to you both in the residential community as well as on campus.
For more information, check out: http://www.sfsu.edu/~upd/html/crime_prevention.html or by calling the non-emergency line through the SF State University Police Department (UPD) at (415) 338-7200.