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ASR and FSR Notices of Availability

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the 2020 Annual Security Report (ASR) is now available for CSUMB and CSUMB at North Salinas and CSUMB at Cuesta College . The ASRs contain the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The respective ASRs also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for CSUMB, CSUMB at North Salinas, and CSUMB at Cuesta College for 2017, 2018, and 2019, as applicable. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the campus operates on a limited basis, and most university buildings are closed. The community may call 831-582-3360 and arrange a pick-up time for paper copies of an ASR from the University Police Department, Mon. – Fri, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Annual Fire Safety Report (FSR) for CSUMB is also available on the web and through Student Housing & Residential Life (SHRL). The report contains information regarding fire safety, how to report a fire, community response to a fire incident, and fire statistics for on-campus student residential facilities for 2017, 2018, and 2019. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SHRL is not open for in-person contact. To request a paper copy of this information, you can email Student Housing or call 831-582-3378.