Getting Around Campus Safely

The University of Southern California offers several programs to help you get to your destination quickly and safely.

LiveSafe App

USC Trojan Mobile Safety App, managed by the USC Department of Public Safety and the USC Department of Emergency Planning, is a free downloadable app that mobile users can use to initiate contact with emergency responders around the University Park and Health Science campuses. Features include: immediate “push button” calls to DPS, easy reporting for suspicious activity or crimes in progress, and location services to notify friends of your route through campus. Learn more about the app features.

Download the App

Apple App Store
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Blue Lights

Blue light emergency phones are located throughout the University Park and Health Sciences campuses. The phones are connected to the USC Department of Public Safety’s 24-hour communications center and identify the phone location if the caller is unable to talk. The phones can be used to request an escort, report suspicious activity, and to report crimes.

Get a Ride: Campus Cruiser and Lyft Partnership Program

If you are one of the many individuals who work, study or take classes at night, you don’t have to walk to your car or home alone. The USC Campus Cruiser will take you to your destination. If wait periods exceed 15 minutes, we automatically outsource Campus Cruiser requests to Lyft, which you can take for free, ensuring you’ll never have to wait long for a safe ride home. Read more about Campus Cruiser, service hours, and how to book a ride.

Yellow Jackets

In addition to DPS officers who patrol a 2.5 mile radius around USC’s campuses, USC contracts “security ambassadors” to patrol street corners in nearby neighborhoods. In particular, they’re stationed around public zones near USC-owned housing. This security force wears bright yellow jackets so you can easily spot them. If you’re off campus and in need of assistance, look for a Yellow Jacket.