Investigating possible threats of violence this weekend

UC Santa Cruz community members are urged to immediately share any information related to threats of violence made on social media postings and by someone loudly shouting at 1:52 a.m. Thursday in the lower quad at Stevenson College. The threats referenced possible violence this weekend. 

We take all threats of violence seriously and are actively investigating this incident. You will see an increase in patrolling by police officers this weekend in an abundance of caution.

Anyone with any information should immediately contact the UCSC Police Department by calling 831-459-2231, ext. 1 or by calling the anonymous tip line at 831-459-3847. 

We urge our campus community to be attentive to their surroundings and report any suspicious activity by calling 831-459-2231, ext 1. People should call 911 in the event of an emergency. 

If you are a student and in need of support, we encourage you to reach out to Counseling and Psychological Services. Our Employee Assistance Program offers counseling and support to employees.

Campus Community Safety Tips

  • Always be alert to your surroundings.

  • See Something, Say Something. Report suspicious activity to UC Santa Cruz Police (831) 459-2231, option 1

  • Report criminal activity (such as break-in, intruder, robbery, threats of harm, assault) immediately to 9-1-1 or for non-emergency

  • UCSCPD Anonymous Tip Line (831) 459-3TIP (831-459-3847) 

  • Situations on campus, to UCSCPD at (831) 459-2231, option 1

  • Be aware of your surroundings and your location should you need to call 9-1-1 for assistance.

  • Avoid people and situations that make you nervous – trust your instincts!

  • Whenever possible, travel with a friend or in groups.

  • Stay in well-lighted areas as much as possible. Do not walk alone late at night. 

  • Walk confidently and at a steady pace, making eye contact with people when walking.

  • If you see an abandoned or unattended package or backpack, please report it immediately by calling 9-1-1

  • If you ever feel you or others are in danger, call 9-1-1.