Security operates 24 hours a day, everyday and can be reached on the Burbank campus at (818) 252-5208 and on the San Diego campus at (619) 693-4405 OR (619) 633-9895
If you see something, say something! Please report any suspicious activity immediately.
For any issues related to your Woodbury ID, parking, campus visitors, item/equipment drop off at the security kiosk, door schedule requests, or to plan a regularly scheduled officer escort, please email HelpDeskCampusSecurity@Woodbury.Edu from your Woodbury email account.
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Security Officers are on campus to protect people and property, and to provide assistance whenever it is necessary. Campus Security Officers on our Burbank campus work closely with the Burbank Police Department and the Los Angeles Police Department (Foothill Division). The Security Officers on our San Diego campus work closely with the San Diego Police Department. Campus Security Officers do not carry firearms and have the authority to make citizens arrests, just like everyone else.
Our main entrance is staffed 24/7 with a security officer who screens and verifies all vehicles. At night, our security officers conduct patrols throughout the campus in conjunction with monitoring an extensive CCTV system.
At the start of the fall 2019 semester, the university installed access control ID Card readers in our Architecture and Media, Culture & Design buildings. The access control system requires members of our community to present their ID Card to the proximity reader on each door to gain access.
Guests are required to present proper identification and follow any directive given by a Campus Security Officer. Campus Security Officers are all First Aid/CPR certified and provide many peace-keeping functions for Woodbury University, such as:
Woodbury is a small, closely-knit community and we all play an important role in helping to make sure that our campuses remains safe and secure for everyone. While both of our campuses are located is extremely safe, residential areas of Burbank/Los Angeles and San Diego, everyone should take reasonable precautions in order to make themselves less vulnerable to crime.
Woodbury’s security team aims to build a culture of situational awareness and emergency preparedness. Throughout each semester, our campus participates in emergency training, including violence survival techniques and The Great California Shakeout. Violence survival techniques includes active shooter training that aims to change the way people react to an active shooter and instructs individuals how to respond to such events. The Great California Shakeout is part of a worldwide drill that Woodbury participates in that educates our community about how to prepare to survive and recover quickly from large earthquakes.
The Campus Security Department is launching a Campus Safety Committee that will allow our department to interact with our community and provide valuable resources on emergency preparedness. The Committee allows dialogue to take place between security officials and other members of our community so we can work together during an emergency and listen to concerns. We believe in building a strong relationship with every student, faculty, and staff member so we can maintain our culture of situational awareness and emergency preparedness.
Call Security on the Burbank campus at (818) 252-5208, on the San Diego campus at (619) 693-4405, or call 911.
DO NOT HANG UP FIRST. Let security and emergency personnel hang up first. After the call, security will direct Emergency Response personnel to the scene of the emergency. It is important to contact Security immediately if you call 911 first.
Familiarize yourself with the locations of all manual pull stations in your areas so that in the event of an emergency everyone can evacuate safely. Time is of the essence during a fire or emergency and navigating your way to your closest pull station will potentially help save lives.
When there are visible flames, visible smoke, smell of smoke, unusual heat, or other indications of fire – even if uncertain if the conditions are caused by a fire – students, staff, and faculty shall activate the manual pull stations and dial X5208 (or X4405 in San Diego) to alert Security.
Activating the fire alarm system through the manual pull station will produce a sound loud enough for everyone to hear and evacuate. Ensure that you only utilize the pull station in the event of an emergency that requires everyone to evacuate. A wide variety of emergencies both man-made and natural, may require Woodbury University to be evacuated. These emergencies include – fires, explosions, floods, earthquakes, toxic material releases, radiological and biological accidents, civil disturbances and workplace violence.
While Woodbury’s Residence Halls after a very safe living environment for our students, here are a few tips to keep in mind.
Even in the most secure environment, the possibility of criminal behavior still exists. Woodbury periodically reviews its policies and procedures to make sure that the campus remains as safe as possible. Programs to raise awareness about campus security issues and procedures are held during orientation, and with students living on campus throughout the academic year.
In the event of an emergency or a criminal activity in progress, in the Residence Halls or elsewhere on campus, the following actions are recommended:
If the suspicious behavior is witnessed in or near one of the Residence Halls, please notify the residence life staff person on duty as well as Security.
While Woodbury has security infrastructure and protocols in place, individual community members are the most valuable tool in keeping the university safe.
During an emergency, it is essential that each person is prepared. Emergencies include but are not limited to: Earthquakes, fires, floods, active shooters, power outage, terrorism, etc. Since emergencies can happen at any time, without warning, proper preparation can help save your life.
During an emergency it is important to have a kit with emergency supplies. During larger emergencies, local authorities will have a harder time responding and you may be on your own for a couple of days. Ensure your kit has the following items:
Consider adding the following items to your emergency supply kit based on your individual needs:
If you need to evacuate your home, ensure you prepare these 6 P’s:
These items are recommended by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Most of the items are inexpensive and easy to find, and any one of them could save your life. Headed to the store? Download a printable version to take with you. Once you take a look at the basic items, consider what unique needs your family might have, such as supplies for pets, or seniors. Individuals should also consider having at least two emergency supply kits, one full kit at home and smaller portable kits in their workplace, vehicle or other places they spend time. You can also visit Red Cross online for further preparedness information.
In 2012 the United States launched Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA). The WEA system has been used more than 40,000 times to warn the public about dangerous weather, missing children, and other critical situations – all through alerts on compatible cell phones and other mobile devices. WEA is a public safety system that allows customers who own certain wireless phones and other compatible mobile devices to receive geographically-targeted, text-like messages alerting them of imminent threats to safety in their area. WEA’s do not require any action and are automatically sent to your mobile phone.
We highly encourage community members to sign up for emergency alerts for your area. These alerts are provided by local authorities and require you to sign up. There are four local services you can sign up for:
In the event of an emergency that requires an evacuation, please cooperate and listen to instructions from Campus and emergency officials. If a fire alarm is activated please evacuate in a safe and orderly fashion. Treat all fire alarms seriously and do not assume it is a test. Campus officials may also give the order to evacuate via the Emergency Broadcast System through the Woodbury phone system. Texts and emails may also be utilized to notify of an evacuation. Anyone who refuses to evacuate is subject to conduct and fine violations. Please see below for all evacuation zones. Depending on the emergency, alternate evacuation zones will be utilized and determined by the emergency coordinator.
Here’s what you need to know about parking your vehicle at Woodbury.
For the safety and convenience of all members of the Woodbury University community, university parking regulations are in effect and enforced 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. All motor vehicles operated by students must be registered with the Business Office and must display a current, valid parking permit regardless of the student’s place of residence or academic program. Motorcycle operators and drivers with handicap placards/license plates must register their vehicles, display a current parking permit, and park in the proper parking spaces on campus. Failure to register a vehicle and purchase a parking permit will result in denied entry to parking lots or citation and fine.
Woodbury University has approximately one parking space for every three registered vehicles. Accordingly, possession of a parking permit only provides drivers the opportunity to look for a parking space on campus –- it does not guarantee that a space will be available. All vehicles driven or parked on campus must be covered by liability and property damage insurance in accordance with the California Vehicle Code. The registered operator of a motor vehicle is responsible for its operation on campus at all times. The university assumes no responsibility for the care or protection of any vehicle or its contents at any time, including the time when it is parked in designated university parking areas.
The San Diego campus is an urban campus located just south of downtown San Diego. It is accessible by public transportation and students are encouraged to use the trolley and/or the bus system. There are limited parking spaces available for student use at the San Diego campus. Students may load and unload materials curbside at the entrance of the building.
Complete the registration form by clicking on the button below. A temporary permit will be available to print after you complete the form so that you can park on campus until the permanent permit arrives in the mail.
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, student parking permits will be free for fall 2021 and are valid for one registered vehicle for one semester. Students who purchased permits in spring may continue to use those through summer at no extra charge. Students who operate more than one vehicle must also sign up for a separate parking permit for each vehicle.
While parking permits are free of charge, all vehicles must be registered and display their free parking permit while parked on campus. Citations will still be enforced.
All vehicles are required to have a parking permit displayed at all times. Parking permits must be affixed to the driver’s side windshield, at the lower left hand corner. Visitor or day passes must be located on the vehicles dashboard at the lower left hand corner. Visitor Day Parking Passes are for visitors or guests to the campus. The Day Pass is not for students or staff. Our Campus Security team enforces parking issues and writes citations to all students, staff and faculty 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. Vehicle operators will be cited and fined for any of the following violations:
The speed limit on campus is 10 miles per hour. Vehicle use is limited to driveways and parking lots. Unsafe operation of vehicles, including reckless driving and driving the wrong way on one-way driveways, and failure to stop at a stop sign is prohibited and will result in citation and fine.
Stopping at all stop signs is a traffic safety measure. Please stop at all stop signs. Please stop at the Front Gate so that Campus Security can ensure that only authorized individuals are granted access to campus. The stop sign also serves as a transition point from the city street to the campus. There are many places on campus where pedestrian and vehicle traffic mingle. Please drive with safety and awareness.
All fines incurred are automatically charged to the violators account and may be paid by mailing a check to the business office or may pay upon receipt of financial statement from the business office. Financial holds may occur and students may be blocked from registering for subsequent term and denied transcript requests. An Incident Report may be filed for students who receive three or more parking citations within a term; such students will be subject to conduct sanctions.
Students are subject to conduct charges should they commit the following violations:
Violations can be appealed via the online site within seven calendar days of the citation being used. The Security Coordinator will adjudicate appeals. Please visit the Security office in Central Services. If you have any questions please call (818) 252-5250.
Students, faculty and staff are informed periodically about campus security procedures and crime-preventing behavior through the use of University publications and special memos. The Policy and Procedures Manual and the Emergency Procedures Handbook also provide security information to faculty and staff. In the event of a reported crime on campus, the University will provide the community a timely notice in an effort to prevent similar occurrences. Notices will be posted and distributed on campus.
The University cooperates with local police in the investigation of all reported crimes which occur on campus. The University follows federal, state, and local laws with respect to alcohol and drugs. In accordance with the Campus Security/Student Right To Know Act, the University records and publishes reports of the statistics in the Student Handbook.
Questions about the University’s security policies, crime statistics, or definitions of the above crimes may be forwarded to the Office of Student Affairs at SA.WhittenCenterReception@woodbury.edu.
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As the University continues to work towards a more healthy environment during the COVID-19 Pandemic, we would like to take this time to provide a prominent announcement on our tobacco policy (linked below and located on the Security SharePoint).
To promote greater physical distancing measures on campus, Woodbury is shifting its smoking/tobacco use policy. The previous smoking areas on campus did not promote physical distancing. Woodbury University recognizes that using tobacco products is harmful to the health of tobacco users and that exposure to secondhand smoke poses a health risk to non-smokers. Combined with the current COVID-19 Pandemic, the University has implemented a no-smoking policy to address these health concerns and provide a smoke-free study and workplace for all campus community members.
Read the full email announcement below:
Read the Tobacco-Free Policy below:
Click on any of the policies below to open a PDF and read more.