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October 2017

CSUCI named one of the top 10 safest campuses in the nation

Courtesy of CSUCI Communication & Marketing

 CSUCI President, Erika Beck, with members of the campus police department

A national higher education statistics company called has named  CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) one of the top 10 safest campuses in the nation.

The website gathered its data by looking at the crime rates of the top 100 most attended schools in the U.S. ranked CSUCI the ninth safest campus in the nation.

"We have an amazing public safety staff," said CSUCI's Acting Chief of Police Michael Morris. "I think the cause for this outcome is the fact that everyone on this campus -faculty, staff and students -understand that campus safety is a shared responsibility."

Morris pointed out that everybody on campus works to keep the environment safe, comfortable and crime-free, but the department is also proud of the extra steps the officers take on a regular basis.
"We do make sure that our officers maintain high visibility at all times with a combination of patrols in marked police cars and as well as foot patrols," Morris said.

The CSUCI Police Department also creates a sense of community among officers and the campus they protect with regular events that allow the police to interact with students, staff and faculty.

"Coffee with the Cops," for example, is a popular event co-sponsored by the Police Department and Associated Students Inc. in which members of the campus drop by for a free cup of coffee, snacks and an informal chat. also analyzed survey data from more than 179,000 students to find out whether students felt safe overall.

According to the website, almost 29 percent of students said they didn't feel like that had anything to worry about at school - other than project deadlines and final exams, of course. is a nonprofit website that publishes statistics that accredited schools must provide by law. collects the information and makes it easier to organize so students can make decisions based on a school's merit, rather than marketing.

Spring 2018 application period now open

       Assistant Professor of Economics, CSUCI

Friday, December 1, 2017
12pm - 1:30pm
Malibu Hall 100, Camarillo Campus 

Free of charge - includes lunch

Lu was a health economist in the biopharmaceutical industry for two decades, including nearly 17
years at Amgen, where he was a director of global health economics and policy.
Currently a faculty member at CSUCI's Martin V. Smith School of Business & Economics, he coauthored Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy: Perspectives, Problems, and Promises, third edition
(Oxford University Press) with Professor Stuart Schweitzer (UCLA). His research interests focus
primarily on healthcare and pharmaceutical economics and policy.

BA Psychology student, Jake Umphreyville was nominated by staff member Melissa Whitacre. Jake is channeling his potential by preparing to become a sports psychologist. He says, "Extended University has pushed me to follow through on a lifelong goal. I owed it to myself to achieve this goal not for anyone else, but for myself." 

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