These University departments offer resources for emergency preparedness planning and post-emergency response.
The San Francisco State University Police Department is a full service State Police Agency with jurisdiction over all University property and facilities. The University Police Department is responsible for all law enforcement and emergency response activities on University property and areas immediately surrounding the main campus. The department maintains a police communications center that receives all 911 calls and emergency alarms on campus and communicates directly with outside agencies including the San Francisco Police Department, San Francisco Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services.
The SF State Department of Environmental Health and Occupational
Safety (EHOS) is responsible for tracking developments in environmental,
health and safety laws and regulations and determining requirements
that apply to the University. EHOS and relevant administrative and faculty
implementation committees are called upon to develop programs that ensure
compliance with these requirements. EHOS also provides direct services,
consultation, and compliance assistance in meeting applicable regulations
and program requirements.
The mission of the Student Health Service at SF State is to provide high quality medical care to promote an optimal state of health, to stimulate better health awareness, and to provide education about therapeutic and preventive care for all registered students at the University. As part of an institution of higher learning, the SHS participates in the educational process by increasing students' knowledge and supporting students' positive health behaviors to promote heath and prevent disease. The SHS recognizes and supports the World Health Organization's definition of health as "a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity."
The professionally licensed counselor/faculty of the Counseling and
Psychological Services Center include licensed marriage and family therapists,
psychologists and clinical social workers, trained to work with San
Francisco State's multicultural student body. Several counselors are
bilingual. Students come to the center for a wide range of reasons:
personal problems involving relations with parents or peers, emotional
or social difficulties, anxiety, depression, sexuality and sexual orientation
issues, concerns about academic progress or direction, and more.
SF State Housing & Residential Services offers campus housing to more than 2,000 students, faculty and staff in a variety of living situations. Thorough emergency preparedness planning and training is undertaken in all SF State housing facilities. For more information, please review the housing guide, below.
SF State Residential Community Living Guide (includes emergency
Students, employees and faculty with mobility, hearing, visual, communication, psychological, systemic (HIV/AIDS, environmental illness, etc.), and learning disabilities are encouraged to attend and work at SF State. The Disability Programs and Resource Center (DPRC) is available to promote and provide equal access to the classroom and to campus-related activities. Students, employees and faculty are provided assistance in coordinating a full range of support services to define and achieve personal autonomy at SF State.