Campus Safety and Security

Campus Safety and Security

Safety at all campus facilities is essential for students and faculty to create and maintain an effective learning environment. These policies are intended to promote and advance a safe learning environment.

Maintaining campus safety is of primary importance in all phases of the operation and administration of California Health Sciences University (CHSU). CHSU intends to provide safe conditions for students, faculty, and staff. Accordingly, administrative staff, faculty, and students are all required to follow the established safety regulations and procedures set forth in this Policy and the General Safety, Security and Emergency Preparedness section of the CHSU Safety, Security and Emergency Response Policy.

CHSU prohibits the possession, use or storage of firearms or other lethal weapons, objects or materials by any person (including administration, faculty, contractors, students, guests) in the campus facilities or parking areas or at any CHSU-sponsored event regardless of whether the person has a permit allowing them to carry such firearms, with the following exceptions: 

  • CHSU security personnel and external contractors retained by CHSU to provide security services,
  • law enforcement personnel using or possessing such devices as part of their job responsibilities, or
  • persons receiving permission from the University President to carry a weapon on campus after providing documentation that they have a valid Concealed Carry Weapon permit, received a firearm safety certificate, and met any other requirements or conditions identified by the University President.  

Violations of this policy may result in disciplinary actions to be determined by the University and may include referral to federal, state, and/or local authorities. Employees violating the policy may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.  Students violating this policy may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, and may face criminal or civil sanctions. Visitors or guests violating the policy may be removed from University property and/or University-sponsored events.

Definition

Lethal Weapons, Objects or Materials - Lethal Weapons, Objects or Materials are devices or substances that are capable of causing serious bodily injury or death, including, but not limited to, explosives, flammable liquids, tasers/stun guns, bows and arrows, clubs, blackjacks, swords, daggers, machetes, axes, hatchets, crossbows, throwing stars, police batons. This policy does not prohibit possession or use of knives intended for use in food preparation or common eating utensils. The University‚Äôs Director of Security will be responsible for determining whether a device or substance is prohibited under this Policy. Questions concerning whether a device of substance is permitted should be directed to the Director of Security.   

Reporting Criminal Activity and Other Emergencies

To report a crime or criminal activity on or around the CHSU campus, contact the Clovis Police Department at 559- 324-2800. In an emergency situation call 9-1-1. For non- emergency responses call 559- 324-2800. To reach the Crime Line (for non- emergency tips) call 559-324- 2459. After reporting emergent crimes, students need to immediately notify the Office of the Dean.