About Campus Safety

    Pacifica’s Campus Safety committee is a team of seven volunteers composed of Pacifica employees that meet biweekly. 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.

    • Lambert Campus Current Status: Operational
    • Ladera Campus Current Status: Operational


    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-Servicefor 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 fallowing the instructions above.

    * DISCLAIMER
    : 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.


    Helpful Links

  • Santa Barbara County – ReadySBC.org
  • Ventura County – Readyventuracounty.org

  • Campus Safety Procedures

  • Quick Reference Emergency Guide – PDF
  • Campus Safety Manual – PDF

  • Daily Crime Log

  • For Clery Act Purposes, any educational institute containing a security or police department must maintain a Daily Crime Log. Because Pacifica houses students on campus, we are also required to maintain a daily fire log, which is a section on the daily crime log (if left blank, no incident occurred). The required purpose of the log is to track all criminal incidents and alleged criminal incidents, as well as fire incidents. Pacifica additionally makes record of any reportable incident that occurred. The log is publically available to view. Prior to 2019, logs are in physical copy, 2019 and forwards will be digital.
  • To view logs prior to 2019, see Reception at either campus.
  • To request to view a digital copy of the daily crime log 2019-present, email Campus Safety at Safety@pacifica.edu.

  • 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
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Sanitation and hygiene items
  • Whistle
  • Extra clothing
  • Emergency blanket
  • Medications/glasses/contact lens solution
  • Unique items necessary to you
  • * This list is not comprehensive, but a sample of items to help you get started. Please contact the safety team for additional help developing your Disaster Ready 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

    • RUN-HIDE-FIGHT
    • 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.
    • 1-800-321-2843


    Facilities emergency icon Facilities Emergency


    Additional information icon Additional Information