About Campus Safety

Pacifica’s Campus Safety committee is a team of several volunteers composed of Pacifica employees chaired by the Director of Campus Operations. The team is diverse with members from various departments, each bringing unique specialties to the committee. The Safety Committee has a subcommittee known as the Emergency Response Team or ERT. The ERT differs from the Safety Committee in that the ERT physically responds to emergencies. The Safety Committee focuses on the institution remaining in compliance with laws and standards, and assesses and updates policies, procedures, and physical plant safety.


Incident Report Form

Incident reports should be filled by Pacifica Employees only. If you are a student or visitor and have an incident report to file, please see a Pacifica employee. Before submitting the report, please print the form and intercampus mail it to Ladera Security.
Download the Incident Report Form

Campus Safety Procedures

Emergency Text Alerts

  • How to subscribe – Text ‘EZOSO56882’ to 797979
  • How to unsubscribe – Text ‘STOP’ to 797979

To provide students, employees, and visitors with the most up-to-date information in the event of a potentially dangerous situation on campus, Pacifica uses an Emergency Messaging System (EMS). Student and employee phone numbers are automatically updated into the system every semester based on the numbers provided when hired for employees and from Self-Service for students. It is important that students update their phone numbers in My.Pacifica Self-Service if changing them. The system is only used to provide information in emergencies and occasionally to test the system. The message system will also be used as a supplementary notification system to specifically affected tracks if the campus will be closed for weather or other natural disaster events. Anyone can subscribe or unsubscribe from receiving text alerts by following the instructions above.

: The EMS notification service is provided as a supplemental emergency communication method and should not be exclusively relied upon for information regarding a particular event. Pacifica makes no warranties about the timeliness, accuracy, completeness, or delivery of any alert or information posted or transmitted by Pacifica through the text alert system. Although the system is an important tool for Pacifica’s use in the event of an emergency, there is no guarantee that an alert or notification will timely reach any participant upon activation since the system could be subject to delays or no receipt based on carrier or service provider availability or other technical circumstances. Pacifica Graduate Institute and its officers and employees, shall not be liable for any injury, damage or other claims arising from a failure to receive text notifications.

Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS)


Clery Act Information

Workplace Violence Prevention

Helpful Links

Disaster Ready Kit

Everyone is encouraged to prepare, update, and keep a Disaster Ready Kit at home. Employees are also encouraged to keep one in their car or office in the event that an unforeseen natural disaster restricts access off campus. Suggestions to help develop your kit include:

  • 3 day supply of non-perishable food
  • Water – minimum of 3 gallons per person
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Sanitation and hygiene items
  • Whistle
  • Extra clothing
  • Emergency blanket
  • Medications/glasses/contact lens solution
  • Unique items necessary to you
  • First aid kit
  • Cell phone charger and small power supply
  • Extra cash
  • Entertainment items
  • Radio
  • Wrench/pliers/basic tools
  • Knife
  • Masks/gloves
  • Duct tape
  • Matches/lighter

For more resources and recommendations please visit ready.gov/kit

Basic starter kits can be purchased on Amazon.com for $30-40, search “Ready America Emergency Kit”

In Case of Emergency, Follow These Steps to Ensure Your Safety.


Call 911 and Campus Safety (805) 679-6100.


Evacuation icon Evacuation

  • Stay calm. Do not rush or panic.
  • Safely stop your work.
  • Gather your personal belongings if safe to do so.
  • Proceed to the nearest exit.
  • Do not use elevators.
  • Proceed to the designated evacuation point.
  • Wait for instructions from emergency responders.
  • Do not re-enter the building until instructed to do so by emergency responders.

Fire icon Fire

  • Evacuate the immediate area.
  • Activate the nearest fire alarm.
  • Call 911 & Campus Safety (805) 679-6100.

If you hear a fire alarm:

  • Evacuate as soon as the alarm sounds.
  • Do not open doors if they are hot.
  • Use stairs only. Do not use elevators.
  • Proceed to the designated meeting point.
  • Do not re-enter the building until instructed to do so by emergency responders.

Criminal activity Criminal Activity

Immediately call 911 and Campus Safety (805) 679-6100 from a safe location if you are the victim of or witness to:

  • Assault.
  • Verbal or other threat of bodily harm.
  • Suspicious activity or suspicious packages/items.
  • Crimes in progress.
  • Weapons violations.

Do not confront suspects or block their exits.

Hazardous icon Hazardous Materials Spill

  • Evacuate the affected area.
  • Call 911 and Campus Safety (805) 679-6100.
  • Stay in a safe location to provide information to emergency responders (upwind & uphill).

Shooting icon Shooting

  • If you can safely escape, RUN.
  • If running is not an option, HIDE.
    • – Take cover.
    • – Shelter in a secure area with:
    • – At least 2 exits and locking doors.
    • – Doors that can be locked or barricaded.
  • As a last resort, FIGHT.
    • – Use accessible objects as weapons.
  • Turn cell phone to vibrate.
  • Continuously reevaluate & search for an escape.
  • Call 911 and Campus Safety (805) 679-6100.

Earthquake icon Earthquake

If you are inside:

  • Duck, cover, and hold until the shaking stops.
  • Avoid, windows, filing cabinets, bookcases and other heavy objects.
  • Evacuate the building, after the shaking stops, if necessary, or told by building staff or emergency responders.

If you are outside:

  • Move away from trees, signs, buildings, electrical poles and wires.
  • Protect your head with your arms.
  • Proceed to the designated evacuation point for your building.

Medical emergency icon Medical Emergency

  • Call 911 and Campus Safety (805) 679-6100.
  • Do not approach the patient unless it is safe to do so.
  • Send someone to meet and direct emergency responders.
  • Do not move the patient unless it is absolutely necessary.
  • Provide first aid ONLY if trained and if it is safe to do so.

Psychiatric emergency icon Psychiatric Emergency

  • If necessary, call 911 and Campus Safety (805) 679-6100.
  • If 911 is not needed, call Campus Safety.
  • For individuals “in crisis” but not a danger to themselves or others, call the Holman Group.


Facilities emergency icon Facilities Emergency

Additional information icon Additional Information