Past Messages

Additional Information

 

October 15, 2020, 10:40 a.m. | Cal State LA Emergency Notification: The evacuation drill is concluded, and you may re-enter your building once alarms have been silenced. Thank you for your participation.

For future reference, if building alarms are activated, or when police order a building evacuated, take your valuables and walk quickly to the nearest marked exit and proceed to the pre-designated assembly area for the building. A list of building evacuation assembly areas as well as the emergency preparedness and evacuation drill program components listed below can be found online by visiting the Cal State LA Emergency Preparedness webpage.

Each year Cal State LA conducts campuswide emergency preparedness and evacuation drills, including a test of our emergency notification system, to enhance emergency preparedness for the entire campus community. The Cal State LA Emergency Preparedness program is responsible for ensuring the Cal State LA campus and community are prepared to respond to, and recover from, any emergency or disaster. The program consists of the following components:

  • The Multihazard Emergency Plan (EOP)
  • The Business Continuity Plan (BCP)
  • The Pandemic Business Continuity Plan (PBCP)
  • The Emergency Action Plan (EAP)
  • The Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
  • The Cal State LA CERT Team
  • Emergency Preparedness & Response Equipment and Supplies
  • Emergency Preparedness & Response Training, Drills, and Exercises

This information will be publicized annually to the campus in conjunction with the annual Great California ShakeOut emergency preparedness and evacuation drill.

Stay informed. If you did not receive a text message or you would prefer to get your text messages on a different device, please update your mobile phone information in the campus GET or HRM systems. Information on how to update your information can be found online by visiting the Cal State LA Eagle Alert webpage.

October 15, 2020, 10:15 a.m. | Cal State LA Emergency Notification EARTHQUAKE DRILL: A large earthquake has just begun to strike the Cal State LA campus. Drop, Cover, and Hold On for the next 2 minutes. In a few minutes alarms will sound and all staff, faculty and students on campus are directed to evacuate the building and report to your designated assembly area while adhering to the physical distancing and face covering standards that have been set in place by the University and public health organizations. Do not re-enter until the alarms in your building have been silenced.


 

February 26, 2020, 2:25 p.m. | Cal State LA Emergency Notification Update: The evacuation drill is concluded, and you may re-enter your building once alarms have been silenced. Thank you for your participation.

Stay informed! If you did not receive a text message or you would prefer to get your text messages on a different device, please update your mobile phone information in the campus GET or HRM systems. Learn how to update your information for the Eagle Alert system.

February 26, 2020, 2 p.m. | Cal State LA Emergency Notification EVACUATION DRILL: There is no emergency at this time, but if you are currently on campus, please evacuate buildings as instructed and go to the designated assembly area for your building.


 

February 6, 2020, 6:40 p.m. | Cal State LA Emergency Notification Update: The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a report of a possible gas leak in Rosser Hall, Room 256, during the evening of Feb. 6. The building had been evacuated by the time fire crews arrived on scene.

Firefighters investigated and discovered no trace of any hazardous substance, no evidence of a spill or leak, and no persons ill. An all clear has been issued. Normal activities in Rosser Hall can resume.

February 6, 2020, 5:35 p.m. | Cal State LA Emergency Notification: Possible gas leak inside a classroom in Rosser Hall. Officials evacuating impacted areas. The campus remains open. Updates to follow.


 

​November 7, 2019, 1:45 p.m. | This is an update to the Cal State LA Public Safety Advisory sent out last night.

We have found no evidence to suggest there is a credible threat to the University community.

The Department of Public Safety continues to investigate with the assistance of other law enforcement agencies.

We do not consider this threat to be credible. However, we are maintaining an increased police presence on campus as a precautionary measure.

This graffiti threat is a crime. We are investigating and we ask anyone with information to call Public Safety at (323) 343-3700.

November 6, 2019, 7:20 p.m. | Cal State LA Public Safety Advisory: Graffiti that implied a future threat was found on a campus bathroom wall. The Department of Public Safety investigates these types of incidents with the assistance of outside law enforcement agencies. After consulting with these agencies, our assessment at this time is that there is no immediate threat to the University. Campus is safe and will remain open. We will continue to investigate and we have increased police presence as an added precaution.

We are also investigating this graffiti as a crime. Anyone with information is asked to call Public Safety at (323) 343-3700. We will provide additional information as it becomes available.


 

November 4, 2019, 3 p.m. | Advisory Update: There have been unsubstantiated and unconfirmed reports of threats to campus safety. Public Safety has no evidence that any action is planned or has taken place. The university is open.

November 4, 2019, 1:45 p.m. | Public Safety Advisory: The Department of Public Safety has learned of a possible threat to the library. Source of information unknown. Increased security at the library. Be alert. Library is open.

Anyone with information is asked to call Public Safety at (323) 343-3700.


 

October 29, 2019, 7:10 p.m. | Campus Advisory from the Department of Public Safety

Shortly after 5 p.m. today, a caller phoned the Annex lab and said he would come and shoot inside the building unless it was evacuated. Out of an abundance of caution, the building was cleared.

The Department of Public Safety is investigating the incident and has determined that there is no credible threat at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call Public Safety at (323) 343-3700.


 

October 17, 2019, 10:50 a.m. | The evacuation drill is concluded, and you may re-enter your building once alarms have been silenced. Thank you for your participation.

For future reference, if building alarms are activated, or when police order a building evacuated, take your valuables and walk quickly to the nearest marked exit and proceed to the pre-designated assembly area for the building. A list of building evacuation assembly areas as well as the emergency preparedness and evacuation drill program components listed below can be found online by visiting the Cal State LA Emergency Preparedness webpage.

Each year Cal State LA conducts campuswide emergency preparedness and evacuation drills, including a test of our emergency notification system, to enhance emergency preparedness for the entire campus community. The Cal State LA Emergency Preparedness program is responsible for ensuring the Cal State LA campus and community are prepared to respond to, and recover from, any emergency or disaster. The program consists of the following components:

  • The Multihazard Emergency Plan (EOP)
  • The Business Continuity Plan (BCP)
  • The Pandemic Business Continuity Plan (PBCP)
  • The Emergency Action Plan (EAP)
  • The Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
  •  The Cal State LA CERT Team
  • Emergency Preparedness & Response Equipment and Supplies
  • Emergency Preparedness & Response Training, Drills, and Exercises

This information will be publicized annually to the campus in conjunction with the annual Great California ShakeOut emergency preparedness and evacuation drill.

Stay informed! If you did not receive a text message or you would prefer to get your text messages on a different device, please update your mobile phone information in the campus GET or HRM systems. Information on how to update your information can be found on the Eagle Alert webpage.

October 17, 2019, 10:17 a.m. | Great California ShakeOut EARTHQUAKE DRILL: A large earthquake has just begun to strike the Cal State LA campus! Drop, Cover, and Hold On for the next two minutes. In a few minutes alarms will sound and all staff, faculty and students are directed to evacuate the building and report to your designated assembly area. Do not re-enter until the alarms in your building have been silenced.


 

August 14, 2019, 11 a.m. | The exercise has concluded and the Biological Sciences building is clear. Thank you for your cooperation.

August 14, 2019, 7 a.m. | Active shooter exercise in progress.

Message from Cal State LA Public Safety: Interagency First Responder Emergency Exercise

Dear University Community:

On Wednesday, August 14, the Cal State LA Department of Public Safety will conduct its Interagency First Responder Emergency Exercise in the Biological Sciences building from 7 a.m. to noon. Participating agencies will include the Department of Public Safety, Los Angeles Fire Department, Los Angeles County Fire Department, California Highway Patrol and several other law enforcement and fire agencies. The exercise will involve a simulated active shooter scenario in the Biological Sciences building. The main entryways to the Biological Sciences building will be closed for the duration of the exercise.

There will also be emergency management exercises to help staff from the responding agencies better coordinate a unified command in the event of a multi-agency response to a catastrophic event (earthquake, fire, explosion, etc.) at Cal State LA. The University will also be testing its Emergency Notification System by conducting a campuswide “Shelter in Place” drill to coincide with this exercise.

This exercise will result in temporary closures of Lot 4 and the walkway between Lot 4 and Lot 3, as well as a partial lane closure of Paseo Rancho Castilla just south of the Biological Sciences building to allow police and fire agencies to stage their equipment. These areas will be closed from 5:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

If you have questions, please contact Interim Chief Larry Bohannon at (323) 343-3700 or at [email protected].

Thank you for your understanding.

Additional Resources

 

February 26, 2020, 2:25 p.m. | Cal State LA Emergency Notification Update: The evacuation drill is concluded, and you may re-enter your building once alarms have been silenced. Thank you for your participation.

Stay informed! If you did not receive a text message or you would prefer to get your text messages on a different device, please update your mobile phone information in the campus GET or HRM systems. Learn how to update your information for the Eagle Alert system.

February 26, 2020, 2 p.m. | Cal State LA Emergency Notification EVACUATION DRILL: There is no emergency at this time, but if you are currently on campus, please evacuate buildings as instructed and go to the designated assembly area for your building.