SMU Alert

Samuel Merritt University recognizes that personal safety within the campus community is of utmost importance, and has taken measures to provide for your safety in the event of an emergency. The SMU ALERT system delivers critical information to SMU community members on any communication device (phone, email, SMS text, pager, or fax).

SMU ALERT is designed for use only when an incident disrupts normal campus operations or threatens the immediate health and safety of the campus community. *Some examples are: fire, earthquake, hazardous materials emergency, bomb threat, utility outage, campus violence, medical emergency, suspicious package.

FOR EMERGENCIES – DIAL 911

FOR EMERGENCIES – FROM A CAMPUS PHONE DIAL 9 then 911

OAKLAND CAMPUS

  • Police Department:  510-777-3211
  • Fire Department:  510-238-3856
  • Campus Security:  510-763-4001
  • SMU Administration:  510-879-9200

SACRAMENTO CAMPUS

  • Police Department:  916-264-5151
  • Fire Department:  916-808-1300
  • Campus Security:  916-486-5800 or 916-870-1073
  • SMU Administration:  916-646-2770

SAN FRANCISCO PENINSULA CAMPUS

  • Police Department:  650-522-7700
  • Fire Department:  650-522-7960
  • Campus Security:  (none on site)
  • SMU Administration:  650-292-5565

The university has a detailed crisis plan that is designed to provide resources, coordination, and information to responders, the campus community, and the community at large.

The plan takes an “all-hazards” approach, giving administrators the flexibility to address any major or minor incident that might impact the campus community.

The plan is an evolving document and is constantly reviewed and updated for improvements.

Samuel Merritt University Crisis Plan

Individual Responsibility

Safety is everyone's responsibility. The University strongly encourages faculty, staff, administrators, and students to maintain their own individual disaster kits for use in the event of a major emergency. The federal government has a help resource to guide you:

Make A Plan

Build a Kit

Sacramento Campus

SMU Alert Enrollment

All students, faculty and staff are automatically enrolled in the SMU ALERT system.  New students are enrolled just after new student orientation. The system has been initially populated with your SMU email address.  You may provide additional contact numbers/addresses for voice , text, and email alerts. It is the responsibility of all students, faculty and staff to update personal contact information on a regular basis.

Personal contact information can be updated by students, faculty and staff members directly by clicking the button below (SMU login required). Your personal information is protected under federal privacy laws, and shall not be used for marketing or other solicitation activities.

Update My Contact Info