Published January 14, 2013
Last Revised: November 5, 2021
Last Reviewed: November 5, 2021
1. Policy Purpose
Establish appropriate parameters for access to University of Southern California (“USC”) campuses and other university properties to help ensure the safety of students, faculty, staff, and guests.
2. Scope and Application
This policy applies to all USC students, faculty, staff, and visitors accessing USC campuses and other university properties.
|DPS||USC Department of Public Safety|
4. Policy Details
As a private institution of higher education, USC reserves the right to restrict or prohibit access to university property; specific examples as follows:
- USC may close the campus perimeter or restrict access to certain areas of the campus and/or campus buildings or other university property, with or without notice, in the event of an unusual occurrence or emergency that poses a threat to the safety of persons on the campus.
- USC may prohibit access to the campus or specified university property by any individual who engages in conduct that violates university policies (e.g., the Violence-Free Campus policy).
- USC may establish special health-related requirements for access to the campus or specified buildings, or university-sponsored events or activities, to support the health and safety of the university community. These requirements may be equal to or exceed guidelines issued by public health authorities.
USC reserves the right to prohibit certain activities on university property, specifically:
- Unauthorized Food Vendors: food may not be sold or distributed by unauthorized vendors on university property (e.g., food carts pushed onto campus).
- Unauthorized Merchandise Vendors: unauthorized merchandise may not be sold on university property at any time, including on campus during game days.
- Unauthorized Product Sales: vendors may not buy books from students or sell other merchandise items on university property without university authorization.
- Trash Scavenging: searching through university trash containers for recyclables or other items is prohibited. Individuals found searching trash containers will be asked to leave and will be subject to arrest for trespassing if they persist.
Anyone witnessing unauthorized activities should immediately notify DPS:
- University Park Campus (213) 740-6000
- Health Sciences Campus (323) 442-1200
University Park Campus – After-Hours Visitor Registration Form: https://visitor.usc.edu/visitorreg/PreRegister.aspx
|POSITION or OFFICE||RESPONSIBILITIES|
|Students, Faculty, Staff and Visitors||Required to comply with this policy; violations should be reported to DPS.|
|DPS||Management and enforcement of this policy in coordination with USC schools and departments.|
8. Related Information
- USC DPS: https://dps.usc.edu
- University Park Campus Visitors: https://visitor.usc.edu/
- USC Campus Maps: https://maps.usc.edu
Please direct any questions regarding this policy to:
|USC DPS||(213) 740-6000||https://dps.usc.edu/contact/|