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Facility Security

Access to Buildings/Facilities

Access to campus buildings after-hours is limited to authorized faculty and staff with valid Fresno State identification. Students who wish to work in a building after hours must first obtain written authorization from the college dean, together with valid student identification. The written authorization must be on file with FSPD dispatch prior to allow access. Fresno State Police personnel are prepared to assist those needing access to a building. Anyone working late or on weekends should notify the FSPD at 559.278-8400.

Generally, buildings are open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. and closed on the weekends unless classes or other authorized functions are being held. Keys are provided through Key Control located in the Plant Operations Building (2351 E Barstow Ave), 559.278-2373. Access to buildings controlled by keyless entry via the University Key Card is also administered through Key Control. Persons in unauthorized possession of University keys are in violation of the California Penal Code.

Building Security Checks

Community Service Specialists conducts building security checks during evening and throughout the night until 6:30 a.m. Campus Building are secured starting at 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Buildings are secured on Saturdays and Sundays unless classes or other authorized functions are scheduled.

Maintenance of Building/Facilities

The campus facilities are maintained by the Plant Operations department and patrolled by the Fresno State Police. Plant Operations maintains the campus buildings, grounds and roadways with a concern for safety and security. They inspect campus facilities regularly, make repairs affecting safety and security, and respond to reports of potential safety and security hazards, such as broken windows, locks, and lighting. Community Service Specialist test the emergency phones on a monthly basis, recommend the trimming of shrubbery for safety reasons, conduct periodic lighting surveys, and report non-functioning lights or other security hazards to Plant Operations. Call Plant Operations 559.278-2373 during business hours or the FSPD at 559.278-8400 after hours to report any safety or security hazard in or around campus buildings, grounds or roadways.

University Courtyard maintenance is maintained by the University Courtyard staff. Service requests are picked up by the housing and maintenance staff at least twice daily. Repairs are usually completed within 48 hours of the request being submitted, and maintenance concerns are addressed Mon.-Fri. between 8am and 4pm (Exception: During the first two weeks of each semester, repairs may require additional processing time due to the typical volume of requests experienced during that time). Emergency repairs approved by the Facility Coordinator are completed after hours or on weekends. Repairs are prioritized based on health and safety concerns, order of receipt and extensiveness of repair. Repairs made as a result of damage caused by the resident are billed to the resident.

Facility Survey

Crime prevention officers will evaluate any university facility and make recommendations to increase personal safety and strengthen crime prevention. Call the Fresno State Police Department at 559.278-8400 to arrange for a safety survey.

Lighting & Landscape Safety

Police personnel work with Plant Operations personnel regarding lighting and landscaping maintenance to enhance safety and crime prevention.

Police employees notify Plant Operations personnel in the event that a light is not functioning or if physical facilities need to be addressed.