USC Emergency Information

Thursday, December 15, 2016

No emergency on USC campuses at this time

There is no emergency on the USC campuses at this time. During an actual emergency USC will post emergency announcements on this website.  If you have reached this page by attempting to visit, then is down for maintenance or having some technical difficulty.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Staying Informed at USC

As a major research university located in one of the most exciting and dynamic cities in the world, USC is proud of its urban tradition and the advantages our location provides for teaching, research and learning.

We are also aware of the challenges posed by such an environment. Accordingly, units across the university - including the USC Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the offices of Student Affairs, Housing, Transportation, Emergency Planning, Risk Management, Environmental Health and Safety, and Public Relations - work in concert to provide safety, emergency-preparation, communications and, as needed, emergency services for both the University Park and Health Sciences campuses.

USC keeps its community informed in various ways:

  • TrojansAlert: Through the TrojansAlert system, university officials contact registered members of the Trojan Family via text message, voice-mail or e-mail to apprise them of situations presenting an ongoing risk to public safety in our campus neighborhoods. (Register for TrojansAlert.)

  • Crime Alerts: DPS issues Crime Alerts via e-mail and/or on-campus flyers to notify students, faculty and staff of crimes against persons involving suspects who are still at large.

  • USC Web: In the event of a major emergency, updates and information about the status of the university will be posted online at Bulletins about emergencies or safety-related news may also appear on the university home page or on the Campus Safety and Emergency Preparedness pages of this site.

  • USC Libraries: Students and researchers can access all the digital resources of the USC Libraries regardless of the physical condition of the USC campuses. For access after an emergency, visit

Additionally, because the key to safety and security is being prepared, this Web site presents information about services available to students, parents, faculty, staff and visitors to help them stay safe in an urban environment, as well as about earthquake and major emergency procedures.