Campus Safety & Security
Golden Gate University has a number of measures in place to assure the safety of faculty, staff, students and guests in the event of an emergency. Department personnel enforce university regulations and coordinate contact with other law enforcement agencies to maintain the quality of safety on campus.
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From a campus phone, dial “0”
From other locations, dial “911”
- Remain calm.
- Use common sense.
- Know the GGU emergency procedures.
- Don’t put yourself or others in peril.
- Be decisive.
- Call for help.
- Gather the facts.
A security officer can always be reached by dialing “0” on a San Francisco campus phone. A 24-hour escort service to nearby transit is available to anyone who feels unsafe leaving campus. Safety and security personnel encourage everyone on campus to call if assistance is needed, no matter what the circumstance.
Emergency Response and Evacuation Plan (E-REP)
The university maintains a detailed plan for how to respond to a variety of situations (i.e., fire, earthquake, power outage, etc.). While on campus, all members of the university community are required to comply with alarm notifications, evacuation or recovery orders and to take the appropriate actions as applicable. Copies of the E-REP are available throughout the campus facilities.
Quick Reaction Procedures (QRP)
A greatly condensed version of the E-REP, these are displayed in all classrooms and other spaces throughout the facility. We ask everyone to become familiar with the QRPs so that you will have a better idea of what to do during various emergency situations.
- You see something strange or suspicious on campus
- You are concerned about the behavior or well-being of a student, staff or instructor
- You see something that may have been a crime (theft, property defacement)
To report an incident, contact Campus Security:
Campus Phone: Dial “0”
Off-Campus Phone: 1-415-442-7000
Sexual Assault or Sexual Harassment (Title IX)
Read the GGU Discrimination and Harassment Policy for detailed policies and procedures for reporting discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual assault. You’ll find definitions of prohibited conduct, information about confidentiality, and a resource guide for victims of sexual assault.
To report, contact one of the following individuals:
Acting Chief Human Resources Officer
Title IX Coordinator
Interim Dean of Students
Title IX Coordinator
Student Code of Conduct/Standards
Business, Tax, and Accounting School Students:
Read the Student Code of Conduct for information regarding prohibited conduct, student rights, disciplinary procedures, and possible sanctions for misconduct.
Law School Students:
Read the Standards of Student Conduct in the Law Student Handbook for definitions of prohibited conduct, student rights, disciplinary procedures, and possible sanctions for misconduct.
For more information, contact:
Interim Dean of Students
Golden Gate University (GGU) is committed to conducting its affairs ethically and in accordance with university policy and all applicable state and federal laws. To support this commitment, GGU has chosen EthicsPoint to provide the GGU community with a simple, anonymous method to confidentially make a suggestion; ask a question; describe a concern or report suspected violation of the GGU policies.
While the University supports the right of GGU community members to report incidents anonymously, in some instances the University’s efforts to investigate, act effectively, or pursue disciplinary action may be hindered by the inability to contact the affected individuals, witnesses, and others involved. Please consider reporting incidents directly through the mechanisms described above. Though complete confidentiality cannot be guaranteed, the University will make every effort to protect privacy and preserve confidentiality.
To report an incident anonymously:
Depending on the particular circumstances of the crime, especially in all situations that could pose an immediate threat to the community and individuals, the Business Services and Facilities Department will issue a campus-wide “timely warning.” The warning will be issued through the university alert system to students, faculty and staff.
Golden Gate University (GGU) provides a fast, multi-modal and seamless notification process to members of the university community in the event of a disaster, emergency, or significant event that affects the campus-wide community.
This system allows GGU to broadcast these messages (called GGU Alert messages) simultaneously to all registered users (students, faculty, staff and other authorized individuals) via a wide-variety of notification methods. These include: individual cell phones (using SMS text messaging); office or home phones; PDA devices; and other connected alarm or notification systems. Users can also include multiple contact information (phone numbers and email address) when subscribing to the system.
GGU-Alert will only be used to send urgent notification and recovery messages that are critical to ones safety, security or well-being; or to relay other vital information in a timely manner. Some examples of messages that would be sent are: bomb-threats, evacuation orders, system outages, natural disasters, public health alerts, terrorist activity, security advisories, shelter-in-place orders, notification of suspicious activity, and other similar notifications to include periodic test messages. It will not be used for routine communications, marketing or promotional activities, or for any commercial purposes.
This service is voluntary, and there is no cost to you to participate; however, depending on your wireless service agreement, a nominal fee may be incurred for receiving text messages. And all contact information that is provided is not shared with or sold to third parties.
Golden Gate University is committed to campus safety and security. In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act of Campus Security and the Campus Crimes Statistics Act, we publish an annual report to keep the community properly informed about current crime statistics and other useful information.