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Division of Business and Financial Affairs

Emergency Preparedness


San Diego State University has established emergency preparedness, response, and recovery guidelines for students, faculty, staff, and campus auxiliary organizations so the effects of campus emergency situations can be minimized. The below checklists will aid as a reminder of the importance of preparedness.

What to do BEFORE, DURING, and AFTER an Emergency [PDF]
Classroom Emergency Quick Guide [PDF]


SDSU Police (police/fire/ medical) • 9-1-1
Environmental Health and Safety (chemical spills/toxic fumes) • 46778 or 619-594-6778
Facilities Services (custodial/ utility) • 44754 or 619-594-4754

Calexico Police (police/ fire/ medical at SDSU Imperial Valley, Calexico) • 9-1-1
Brawley Sheriff (police/ fire/ medical at SDSU Imperial Valley, Brawley) • 9-1-1

Emergency Operations Information Line • 1-866-794-8832

This recorded information line is updated in the event of a campus emergency.


This Web site is updated in the event of a campus emergency.


Students, faculty, staff and campus auxiliary organizations should become familiar with campus Emergency Procedures. The information is intended as a quick-reference to assist with response to potential campus emergency situations and is provided for posting in classrooms, offices, conference rooms, and departments.

Emergency Procedures Poster, Main Campus [PDF]
Emergency Procedures Poster, Imperial Valley Campuses [PDF]

Additional potential threats to the campus are outlined in the campus Emergency Operations Plan, below.

Evacuation Assembly Points

Emergency Drills

Emergency Drills on campus are conducted on a regular basis. Notice may or may not be given in advance of a drill; however, all building occupants are required to participate.


SDSU is committed to providing official emergency information as quickly as the situation allows. SDSU utilizes a “multi-layered” emergency communication effort to ensure effective dissemination of information to as many affected individuals as possible.

Some or all of the below methods of communication may be activated by designated campus officials to share information concerning the status of SDSU (including Imperial Valley) with students, faculty, staff, campus auxiliary organizations, parents, and community members:

Initiation of the campus Emergency Operations Plan, below.


SDSU has a comprehensive Emergency Operations Plan outlining campus emergency response and recovery organization and procedures. The plan encompasses the SDSU campus, including SDSU Imperial Valley campuses, and campus auxiliary organizations. The plan was established as a supplement to the administrative policies, procedures, and practices followed during normal university operations. The major goals of the plan are the preservation of life, the protection of property, and continuity of academic and business operations.

See, SDSU Emergency Operations Plan.


Department of Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security has developed a National Terrorism Advisory System to effectively communicate information about terrorist threats. For more information see, Official Web Site of the Department of Homeland Security.

County of San Diego

The County of San Diego Office of Emergency Services (OES) coordinates the overall county response to disasters. Information specific to potential disasters in San Diego County and how to prepare for them is available through ReadySanDiego.

Register your cell phone number with AlertSanDiego and Accessible AlertSanDiego to receive regional emergency notifications, such as evacuation notices. Accessible AlertSanDiego provides for individuals who are deaf, blind, hard of hearing and deaf/blind.

Download the San Diego County Emergency App for disaster preparedness information and emergency updates (including maps and shelter locations).

Dial 2-1-1 for community, health, and disaster services 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

Imperial County

Information specific to current or potential disasters in Imperial County is also available on-line.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Business and Financial Affairs
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1620

Telephone: 619-594-5937  FAX: 619-594-6022
Mail Code: 1620
Office location: Administration Building, Rm. 320 (AD 320)
Office hours: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
E-mail: Nancy Demich

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