Campus Safety

San Diego was recently ranked as the 2nd safest large city in the U.S. by CQ Press (2013). NewSchool places a high importance on maintaining the safety of our students. We have 24 hour security on site and offer free security escorts for our students traveling within a ten block radius.

The NewSchool of Architecture & Design department of Safety and Security is always open, even during holiday breaks. The safety and security of all members of the NewSchool community is the responsibility not only of this department but also of the entire campus as a whole. We can all take part, whether by increasing awareness of safe practices and our surroundings or by simple application of common sense.

It is the mission of the NewSchool Department of Safety and Security to work diligently to provide a safe and secure environment in which to learn, work, and live while respecting the rights and dignity of each member of the university community. We will focus on continuous improvement in order to provide top-quality service in an ethical, courteous, and professional manner.

NewSchool students are automatically enrolled in an Emergency Notification System called Blackboard Connect. This system will allow you to receive timely notification should an emergency occur on campus. Standard charges for incoming calls and text messages apply (please check with your provider if you have questions concerning those charges).

Campus Escort

NewSchool provides an escort on campus at any time. To request an escort, simply call a security guard at (619) 836-9068.

Important Numbers

For any critical emergency, dial 911.

To contact Campus Security 24 hours a day, call (619) 836-9068

For non-emergency calls to the San Diego police department, dial 619-531-2000. When calling, please remember to include all pertinent information including name, location, time, purpose of the call, and contact number.

Crime Prevention

Any crime committed on NewSchool premises should be promptly reported to Campus Security who may, in turn, report the crime to the appropriate municipal authorities.

In the event of a serious crime or incident on campus that poses a danger to students, crime watch notices may be posted around the campus and appropriate notices sent through electronic and other means. All members of our community are encouraged to review such information so that steps can be taken to minimize their exposure to risks.

The entire community can help keep campus crime to a minimum. For safety reasons, all street facing doors are kept locked. Do not prop open any locked door, do not allow others to follow you in to a locked building, and do not give your key to friends.

Report suspicious persons to Campus Security to ensure the safety of all members of the NewSchool community.

Crime Statistics and Student Right To Know

To learn more about campus statistics and safety, please refer to the Student Handbook and the Annual Security Report.

NewSchool of Architecture and Design’s Notice of Nondiscrimination and Procedures for Student, Faculty and Staff Reporting of Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Discrimination or other Related Reports

NewSchool does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its education programs and activities. Title IX specifically prohibits discrimination based upon gender. NewSchool is committed to providing a safe educational and working environment for its student, faculty, staff and other members of the University community. For more information on NewSchool’s Safety and Security plan and policies with regard to sexual misconduct and discrimination see Students, faculty or staff members who may be subject to sexual misconduct or sexual discrimination in association with university activities may report the incident to the following individuals who have been designated to handle these reports:

Title IX Coordinator:
Prisca Bermudez
Phone: 619-684-8876
Address: 1249 F Street, San Diego, CA 92101. Second floor of Main Building

Any questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator or to the Office of Civil Rights.

The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for handling reports of:
1. Gender or sexual discrimination
2. Sexual misconduct or violence

Title IX Grievance Reporting Policy and Procedures

Download the Title IX Statement of Rights

Download the Title IX Sexual Misconduct or Discrimination Compliant Report Form

Note on available resources: If you believe you are the victim of a rape or sexual assault, you can receive assistance immediately by calling your local Police Department 911 if emergency. If you are a student, you can contact ComPsych Guidance Resources by calling 1-866-645-1762 or TDD:1-800-697-0353. When you call, please reference NewSchool’s ID, NEWSCHOOL. In addition, if
you are a NewSchool employee, you have access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). You can contact the EAP by Contacting Business Health Services (BHS) at 800-327-2251 or visit online: at (user name: Laureate).

Both the ComPsych Guidance Resources and EAP are free, “Confidential Resources” at NewSchool which means that all conversations you have will remain confidential and won’t initiate any type of investigation into the incident. If you would like to report a sexual assault to the appropriate University Official please contact the Title IX Coordinator, listed above.

For information regarding the Grievance and Investigation Process, please refer to the NewSchool Student Code of Conduct: page 221.