USC is committed to protecting students and educating them about how to protect themselves in Los Angeles’ urban environment. The USC Department of Public Safety (DPS), one of the largest campus public safety departments in the nation, works closely with the Los Angeles Police Department to ensure the university campus and surrounding neighborhoods remain as safe as possible.

Remember: Safety is a shared responsibility.

First Steps to Safety

  • Save the USC Emergency number in your mobile phone: (213) 740-4321
  • Sign up for TrojansAlert: Registering for TrojansAlert will allow you to receive official notifications about situations that may present a risk to public safety in our campus community. Click here to register.
  • Download the Trojan Mobile Safety App: The Trojan Mobile Safety App is a free downloadable app that mobile users can use to initiate contact with emergency responders around the University Park and Health Science campuses.

Reminders for Staying Safe

There are many ways you can avoid being a victim of crime or getting hurt. Please review the
Safety Handout for tips on staying safe at home, on the road, and in the event of an emergency.

To report a crime in progress, suspicious or threatening behavior, or other emergencies:

  • At USC: Call the USC Department of Public Safety: (213) 740-4321
  • Outside of USC: Call the Los Angeles Police Department or Fire Department: 911

If USC has a major emergency or power failure, your family can receive updated information by going to

Sexual or Gender-Based Violence

Important Information about Sexual Assault, Gender-Based Violence, Domestic or Dating Violence, and Stalking.

The University does not tolerate Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, or harm or misconduct due to your sex or gender, including domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

If you have questions about issues relating to sexual assault, rape, or any form of sexual misconduct, the Sexual Assault Resource Center at USC is here to help.