Campus & Personal Safety

​​Safety on Campuses

Welcome to San José City College and Evergreen Valley College.

The San José-Evergreen Community College District strives to maintain an exceptionally safe environment for our students, staff, and visitors. The District provides a full service police department on both campuses. However, a truly safe campus can only be achieved through the cooperation of all students, faculty, and staff. This website is part of our effort to ensure that this collaboration is effective.  Here you will find details of the services that you may call on and count on, and the information you need to do your part to help keep our campuses safe.

This website was prepared for you out of concern for your personal safety while you are on campus. You are always welcome to contact the District Police Department regarding your on-campus safety and security concerns.

Be Alert With Crime Prevention Measures

  • Walk in pairs or groups; avoid isolation
  • Be alert; project confidence; look people in the eye
  • Stay in well-lit areas away from potential hiding places
  • Know where you are and where places of refuge are
  • If followed, go toward well-lit areas where there are people
  • Walk on the left, facing traffic, so vehicles can’t easily approach you from behind
  • Wear clothing and shoes that enable you to move fast
  • Carry only lightweight objects
  • Wear or carry items like jewelry and cash that are minimal in value and don’t attract attention
  • Avoid approaching strangers in vehicles for any reason
  • Carry a whistle or other noisemaker
  • If you think you are in trouble, do anything to attract attention – Scream! Break glass! Sound a horn!
  • Consider carrying pepper spray or other lawful self-defense equipment
  • Carry a cell phone
  • Develop and maintain excellent physical condition within individual age and health limitations
  • Well-maintained aerobic condition can serve you well if you are forced to run or fight for your safety
  • Learn self-defense/martial arts if so inclined.

Sexual Assault

The District strives to maintain a safe environment for students, staff, and visitors to pursue educational objectives. However, a truly safe and secure campus can only be achieved with thorough cooperation of all members of our college community.

The District is strongly committed to an educational environment free of sexual assault. The District will vigorously prosecute and discipline persons identified as responsible for sexual assaults. In addition to criminal prosecution, the District may impose discipline against students, student organizations, or District faculty or staff identified as committing or participating in sexual assaults. District discipline includes: expulsion from College; suspension for a specific time period; or probation for a specific time period. 

Discipline proceedings involving students will be processed through the College Vice President of Student Affairs. Discipline proceedings involving faculty or staff members will be processed through the District Human Resources office. Both the accuser and the accused are entitled to the same opportunities to have others present during a campus disciplinary proceeding. Both the accuser and the accused shall be informed of the outcome of any campus proceeding alleging a sexual assault.

Emergency Call

​District Police Station

or 911


For information on how you can maximize your personal safety, you may visit the following related links:

Personal Safety
Hate Crimes   FAQs               
Child Abuse 
Identity Theft
Home Security
Credit Card Fraud 
Inmate Booking Information
Bicycle Theft                      
Santa Clara County Probation



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Domestic Violence Domestic Violence_2-21-14.pdfDomestic ViolenceReporting Procedures
Graffiti Abatement Abatement_2014.pdfGraffiti AbatementReporting Procedures
Narcotics Activity Narcotics Activity_2014.pdfNarcotics ActivityReporting Procedures
Sexual Assault Sexual Assault_2014.pdfSexual AssaultReporting Procedures
Stolen Vehicle a Stolen Vehicle_2-21-14.pdfStolen VehicleReporting Procedures

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