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SCU Bronco Alert Archive

2022 Campus Alerts and Updates

Prior year's alerts are archived and available upon request by messaging clerycompliance@scu.edu

SAFETY BULLETIN

SCU Bronco Alert: 

Location: Martin Street & Lafayette (Off Campus)

Santa Clara Fire and Police are are currently on scene of a multiple alarm structure fire in the area of Martin Avenue and Lafayette Street, approximately 2 miles north of campus. Martin Avenue from Lafayette Street to Scott Boulevard, and Richard Avenue from Memorex Drive to Martin Avenue are temporarily closed at this time. Please avoid the area.

Current wind direction is blowing some of the smoke towards campus. If you are sensitive to smoke, please stay indoors. If you are experiencing a medical emergency due to smoke, please call or text 911, or call Campus Safety at 408-554-4444.

Air quality for the area can be viewed HERE.

If new information becomes available, updates will be made to the campus community in a timely manner. Stay Safe Broncos.

SAFETY BULLETIN

SCU Bronco Alert: 

SCPD advising Lafayette btwn Market St. and Bellomy St. is closed due to a vehicle accident involving SCPD. No SCU vehicles are involved.

TIMELY WARNING

SCU Bronco Alert: 

SCPD has advised that the possible sighting of a man with a gun south of campus was not credible. There is NO threat to the main campus.

SAFETY BULLETIN

SCU Bronco Alert: 

SCPD has a suspect in custody in front of Bellarmine Hall due to a weapons threat. No danger to campus, multiple SCPD units are still on scene.

SAFETY BULLETIN

SCU Bronco Alert Text: 

With high temperatures for today and tomorrow, watch for heat-related illness symptoms. For more details about symptoms, please see the email.

SCU Bronco Alert Email:

Campus Community, With temperatures approaching triple digits today, and remaining in the 90's tomorrow, stay hydrated and avoid prolonged exposure outside unprotected. Please be mindful of the symptoms associated with heat-related illness on the attached PDF from the CDC. With tonight's Liturgy and Grad Bash, and tomorrow's Commencement Celebrations, if you or your guests are experiencing any symptoms of heat-related illness, do not hesitate to call or text 911 immediately. You can also call Campus Safety's emergency line at 408-554-4444 for on-site EMS response. Stay safe Broncos and congratulations!

SAFETY BULLETIN

SCU Bronco Alert: 

The campus is experiencing a power outage affecting Park Ave Apts, Bellarmine, Guadalupe Hall and KOC. Power updates https://bit.ly/pwrotg

Power Outage Update: Power restored to all affected buildings. Silicon Valley Power is still working on additional repairs outside the University.

SAFETY BULLETIN

SCU Bronco Alert: 

The entire main campus is currently experiencing a power outage. Backup generators are in the process of turning on. Further info to follow.

Campus-Wide Power Outage Update: Silicon Valley Power advises that power has been restored to all customers.

SAFETY BULLETIN

SCU Bronco Alert: 

SCPD advising a robbery just occ'd at the Caltrain Sta. across from campus. Suspects fled in a dark colored Toy Camry south on El Camino. 1/2

No weapons are known to be involved, with no current danger to campus. Add'l updates will follow if new information comes in from SCPD. 2/2

SAFETY BULLETIN

SCU Bronco Alert Text:

Excessive Heat Warning. Stay indoors, stay hydrated, watch for symptoms of heat-related illness. https://bit.ly/scuheat

SCU Bronco Alert Email:

Campus Communities in Santa Clara and Berkeley, The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Watch for Berkeley, and an Excessive Heat Warning for Santa Clara. Both are in effect from 9/03/22 to 9/06/22. Campus Safety Services and Emergency Planning would like to offer information on how you can be prepared for extreme heat this holiday weekend: What is Extreme Heat? Extreme heat is defined as summertime temperatures that are much hotter and/or humid than average. Because some places are hotter than others, this depends on what’s considered average for a particular location at that time of year. What can you do? Stay out of direct sunlight Make sure you drink plenty of liquids Avoid strenuous activities Wear light clothing Check on family members and neighbors When possible, stay in air-conditioned rooms/buildings (Santa Clara city has setup Cooling Centers this weekend) What are the warning signs and symptoms of heat-related illness? If you notice any of the symptoms for heat-related illness while on, or off campus, call Campus Safety Services immediately at 408-554-4444, or call/text 911 For current weather and air quality readings, please visit Emergency Planning's page Stay Safe Broncos!

SAFETY BULLETIN

SCU Bronco Alert:

Campus Communities in Santa Clara and Berkeley, The National Weather Service has extended the Excessive Heat Warning for the Bay Area until 8:00pm this Thursday (9/08). Daytime temperatures today are forecasted to exceed 101 degrees in some areas. Campus Safety Services and Emergency Planning would like to offer information on how you can best be prepared for extreme heat: What is Extreme Heat? Extreme heat is defined as summertime temperatures that are much hotter and/or humid than average. Because some places are hotter than others, this depends on what’s considered average for a particular location at that time of year. What can you do? Stay out of direct sunlight Make sure you drink plenty of liquids Avoid strenuous activities Wear light clothing Check on family members and neighbors When possible, stay in air-conditioned rooms/buildings, or find a "cooling center" Santa Clara has 5 designated cooling centers Berkeley has 1 designated cooling center at old Berkeley City Hall (2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way) What are the warning signs and symptoms of heat-related illness? If you notice that you, or someone has any of the symptoms for heat-related illness while on, or off campus, call Campus Safety Services immediately at 408-554-4444, or call/text 911 For current weather and air quality readings, please visit Emergency Planning's page Stay Safe Broncos!

SAFETY BULLETIN

SCU Bronco Alert Text:

For JST staff, faculty, and students ONLY. The main building has been closed for the day. Classes have been cancelled. See email for further.

SCU Bronco Alert Email:

This message is for our campus community members at JST ONLY: A minor gas leak has been detected at the Jesuit School of Theology's main building (1735 Le Roy Avenue). Out of an abundance of caution for our JST students, staff, and faculty, all classes have been cancelled and the building is now closed for business. Please do not come to campus until further notice. PG&E is on-site to fix the leak. Additional information may follow as PG&E provides updates. Thank you and stay safe.

TIMELY WARNING

SCU Bronco Alert:

SCPD reports a wht male w/ wht hair, long beard, wearing a blk jacket pulled a knife on a jogger in the area of Homestead/Lafayette. 1 of 2.

SCPD is searching the area, please avoid until further notice. If you see this suspect, do not approach. Call CSS or call/text 911. 2 or 2.

Update: SCPD has concluded the search, advising CSS the male suspect left the area, away from campus. No danger to the community at this time.

TIMELY WARNING

SCU Bronco Alert:

There is an active fire alarm with smoke showing at Sobrato Hall. Please evacuate the building and remain at your emergency assembly point.

Update: SCFD has removed the involved equipment that caused the smoke. Sobrato Residents, please cont. to remain outside until the "ALL CLEAR".

TIMELY WARNING

SCU Bronco Alert Text:

A 5.1 mag. earthquake just struck with an epicenter 12.1 miles east of San Jose. Please report an injuries or damage to CSS, or call/text 911.

SCU Bronco Alert Email:

Campus Community, If you are aware of any injuries, or damage, please call Campus Safety's Emergency Line at 408-554-4444 or call/text 911. Today's earthquake is a reminder of why we hold our annual "Great ShakeOut!" drill, and promote "Drop!, Cover!, Hold One!" DROP where you are, onto your hands and knees. This position protects you from being knocked down and also allows you to stay low and crawl to shelter if nearby. If you are using a wheeled mobility device, LOCK your wheels. If you cannot get down to the ground, sit down. COVER your head and neck with one arm and hand If a sturdy table or desk is nearby, crawl underneath it for shelter if possible. If no shelter is nearby, crawl next to an interior wall (away from windows) Stay on your knees; bend over to protect vital organs If seated, cover your head and neck with both arms as possible. HOLD ON until shaking stops Under shelter: hold on to it with one hand; be ready to move with your shelter if it shifts No shelter: hold on to your head and neck with both arms and hands. Larger magnitude earthquakes can generate a series of aftershocks. For the most current information on the latest earthquakes here in the bay area, and across the country, visit the USGS page HERE. Visit the University's Earthquake Preparedness page HERE. Stay safe Broncos!