Campus Safety and Student Privacy

“Ensuring access to a quality education is neither a partisan nor political issue; it is our mission.”— SJSU President Mary A. Papazian, in a statement to the campus community

San Jose State University is committed to the safety and well-being of all students regardless of their immigration status. In this page you will find information related to your privacy and the campus resources that are available to protect your safety. 

Protecting your privacy

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) 

Campus Safety

The University Police Department (UPD) offers a number of safety services to assist students, staff, and faculty. Safety services include

Reporting

Discrimination/ Bias

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) provides support to SJSU community members that may have experienced bias and/or discrimination while participating in CSU programs and activities. 

Students can report discrimination incidents through the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion by submitting a Bias/Discrimination Incident form

Title IX

If you or someone you know has experienced sex discrimination or sexual violence, we encourage you to file a report or contact the Title IX Office for resources and assistance. 

To report an incident to the Title IX Office, contact Wendi Liss, the Title IX and Gender Equity Officer, at wendi.liss@sjsu.edu or 408-924-7289. For more information and resources visit the Title IX Office

Reporting a Crime

To report an emergency contact UPD at 408-924-2222, or dial 911. Additional ways of reporting a crime to UPD:

Immigration Enforcement

SJSU is committed to the safety of our communities. Any inquiries from ICE or any other federal, state or local agency requesting information about a student's immigration status should be directed to the University Police Department at 408-924-2222. SJSU will not assist agencies with such requests.

For more information on the CSU policies around immigration enforcement, visit: FAQ's for California State University Employees About Federal Immigration Enforcement Actions on University Property [pdf]

Immigration Enforcement Outside of SJSU

California Rapid Response Networks (RRN) provide holistic support for communities impacted by immigration enforcement. If you see ICE in your community or if you know anyone that was detained 24hrs, reach out to your local Rapid Response Network. RRNs have hotlines that dispatch legal observers and immigration attorneys to assist individuals and their families who have been impacted by immigration enforcement. 

Rapid Response Network in Santa Clara County Hotline: 408-290-1144

List of Rapid Response Network hotlines across California

Please visit our Legal Services pages and Community Resources for more resources related to immigration enforcement and safety.