USC is located in the heart of the City of Los Angeles, a vibrant, diverse, modern city with all the benefits of a major metropolitan area. Being near the center of a major urban area provides the campus community with many cultural, professional, recreational, historical, and educational opportunities.

  • Keep your doors and windows locked, even if you are leaving your room for a short time.
  • Do not prop open building entryways or stairwell doors.
  • Pay attention to your surroundings.
  • Avoid walking alone, especially at night.
  • Lock your car doors.
  • When parking on the street, avoid parking next to large shrubs. At night, park in well-lighted areas.
  • Don’t leave books, bags, or other valuables visible in your car.
  • Keep your books, bags, and electronic devices with you. Don’t leave them unattended in the library, dining facilities, or other public places.
  • Lock your bike to a bike rack.
  • Lock it, hide it, and keep it.

At USC, we hold a shared vision of safety and respect for every journey, no matter how short or long. It’s easy to get swept up in a great playlist, an engaging podcast, or a lively chat, but let’s not forget the simple act of staying alert. Keeping your head up and eyes forward isn’t just about navigating the physical space; it’s about caring for the community we’re all a part of. This will go a long way to ensuring everyone’s safety.

Let’s commit to making every step, ride, and glide through USC a testament to our collective responsibility and love for our Trojan family. Together, we can make USC not just a place of learning, but a safe haven for all its members and our surrounding campus community.