Safety on Campus

USC Department of Public Safety (DPS)

  • Emergency Phone Number: (213) 740-4321
  • Non-Emergency Phone Number: (213) 740-6000

DPS Officers are present on both the UPC and HSC campuses and patrol a 2.5 mile radius around the campuses. Security Ambassadors observe and report suspicious or criminal activities at HSC. They can be recognized by their yellow and red jackets, which say “USC Ambassador” on the back. They are stationed around the perimeter of HSC and public zones near USC-owned housing 7 days a week, especially during late afternoon and evening hours.

TrojansAlert is an emergency notification system that allows university officials to share notifications in emergency situations via text message and e-mail. Sign up here.

Blue Lights are emergency phones located throughout the HSC, which are connected to USC DPS 24 hour communications center. They can identify the phone location if the caller unable to talk. Phones can be used to request an escort, report suspicious activity, and report crimes.