Campus Messages

An archive of email messages sent to the entire UCSF community by the Chancellor and members of the Chancellor's Cabinet.

May 31, 2016

Dear Members of the UCSF Community:

I extend our collective condolences to the members of the UCLA community, who experienced a tragic act of violence this morning. The shock of such an event is felt most immediately and deeply at UCLA but affects the entire UC system. Our heartfelt thoughts go to the families and friends of those killed.

We are encouraged to hear that UCLA’s emergency alert and lockdown protocols were implemented effectively. Such events also serve as an important reminder that we all have a role in ensuring the safety and security of our community here at UCSF. A series of safety and security town halls is scheduled for the month of June.

I urge you to do your part:

  • Be vigilant and report any suspicious activities to the UCSF Police Department.
  • Register your contact information with WarnMe, UCSF’s mass notification system, to ensure that in the event of an emergency situation that affects UCSF, you will receive timely and accurate information via email, text, and voice messaging. You can sign up using your MyAccess ID and password at

The health and safety of our patients, students, employees, and trainees is of utmost concern at UCSF, and we want to ensure that everyone stays informed in the event of a crisis.


Sam Hawgood, MBBS
Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Distinguished Professor

May 24, 2016

Dear Members of the UCSF Community,

The safety and security of everyone who works, studies, receives care, and visits UC San Francisco is of paramount importance to us. We are writing to provide you with an update about the work and efforts underway to identify more ways to protect our community and proactively address security concerns based, in part, on the feedback received from your calls and emails.

Since January, we have been actively making improvements to enhance security around UCSF. The appointment and swearing in of UCSF Police Chief Mike Denson marks an important milestone. Chief Denson is a strong advocate of a community governance model where campus stakeholders and community members have a direct influence on policing initiatives such as increased police visibility, rapid response, and crime prevention measures across the University.

Among the recent changes to strengthen our security are:

  • Streamlined emergency and crime communication between campus police and medical center security by adding Med Center Security to UCPD police radio system for direct contact.
  • Improved interaction between police and UCSF community with increased visibility of police on campus and use of social media by the UCPD.
  • Increased collaboration at monthly meetings with senior leaders from UCPD, medical center security, and the safety office.
  • Improved security with the installation of identification badge readers for use during after-hours elevator access at medical office buildings at Mount Zion.
  • The launch of Transportation Services’ "See it, Report it!” campaign, which includes installing signs in all garages and parking lots with...
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