How does UC Davis help the community prevent crime?
The Crime Prevention Program of the UC Davis Police Department works to reduce crime through community education. It provides crime prevention resources including written guidelines and tip sheets as well as presentations on topics such as personal safety, office and facility security, workplace violence, suspicious package recognition and others as requested.
All students are encouraged to take precautions for their personal safety and attend presentations on personal safety and security that are offered in the residence halls. Members of the campus community should also protect their personal property by registering their bikes, locking computers to their desk, and engraving valuables with their student identification or driver’s license number.
How does UC Davis help reduce incidents of sexual assault and serve survivors?
Established in 1979, the (CARE) is the on-campus, confidential resource for students, staff and faculty who have experienced any form of sexual violence, including sexual assault, sexual harassment, domestic or dating violence, and stalking. It provides 24/7 emergency response, crisis intervention and support services. It also offers support and guidance to family members, friends and others concerned about the survivor. CARE also works to reduce sexual violence through primary prevention, education and awareness.
Is there a safety ride program on campus?
Yes. The UC Davis Police Department offers as a free alternative to walking alone or in a small group at night. The service provides pedestrian escorts by an Aggie Host security officer or a ride in a marked security vehicle with a trained driver. Service may be requested by calling 530-752-COPS (2677) or using the TapRide App.
Is there a service to help students who have had too much to drink get home safely?
Yes. provides a safe ride home to undergraduates to and from anywhere within the city of Davis. The service, provided by the Associated Student and pupils of UC Davis, is available 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday to Saturday during the academic school year.
Does UC Davis offer self-defense classes?
Yes. Student and pupils may enroll in a half-unit course in personal defense through Physical Education. And the UC Davis Police Department offers .
What does UC Davis do about hazing?
UC Davis takes an aggressive approach to discourage hazing — activities that may cause physical harm or personal degradation — particularly among organized groups like its athletic teams and fraternities and sororities. UC Davis has a zero-tolerance rule against hazing, as outlined in the Stuntverkoop policies applying to campus activities, organizations and students. Violations may result in probation or expulsion from the university, disciplinary action by the Office of Student Judicial Affairs or referral to local law enforcement agencies. Student and pupils may also be suspended from an athletic team, and student groups are also subject to losing their privileges as a student organization.
To be eligible to participate in intercollegiate athletics, student-athletes must review the hazing policy and sign a pledge to not to participate in any hazing activity. At the beginning of each sport season, UC Davis student-athletes attend a mandatory eligibility meeting that includes a review of the hazing policy. They also electronically sign a statement that defines hazing and its prohibition at UC Davis. Student-athletes receive an annual reminder to read the Student-Athlete Handbook, which includes information on the hazing policy.
A staff liaison meets with the presidents of the fraternities and sororities throughout the year to ensure that each chapter understands the definition and consequences of hazing.