Office of Emergency Services (OES)

The Office of Emergency Services (OES) is responsible for ensuring that the campus is well-equipped to respond to large-scale disasters. This includes, but is not
limited to: 

  • Recommending and procuring emergency supplies for mission critical functions and personnel;
  • Training Emergency Operations Center (EOC) members and other relevant personnel;
  • Facilitating and tracking emergency exercises and drills;
  • Serving as the subject matter expert for all things emergency management related;
  • Developing relationships with external agencies; and
  • Spearheading outreach efforts to ensure the Campus community is kept apprised of emergency preparedness resources and initiatives.

Recent Updates

Heavy Wind & Rain 1/4 -1/5

1/4/2023 Weather Update

Due to the potential for widespread flooding, mud/landslides, and impassable roads, SF State employees who can work remotely should do so Wednesday and Thursday, January 4-5. If conditions worsen and additional actions are taken by the campus, employees and students will be notified by email and by the campus’s emergency notification system, SF State Alert. Employees can opt-in for SF State Alert by following the steps here (Office of Emergency Services website.

USGS Aftershock Forecast 

October 25th, 2022 4:36pm

According to USGS forecast, there is a 1% chance of one or more aftershocks that are larger than magnitude 5, which can be damaging, within the next week. There will likely be smaller aftershocks within the next week, with up to 6 magnitude 3 or higher aftershocks. Magnitude 3 and higher aftershocks are large enough to be felt nearby. 

Magnitude 5.1 Earthquake Today Near San Jose, No Impact to Campus  

October 25th, 2022 3:15pm

An earthquake was felt across the Bay Area at 11:42 a.m. this morning, October 25, 2022. Preliminary reports are that it registered 5.1. on the Richter scale and was centered 12 miles south of San Jose.

At this time, there are no reports of significant impacts on SF State campuses, and there are no anticipated disruptions to University activities, classes or business.

Please remain vigilant, since aftershocks are always possible. In the event of an aftershock, Duck, Cover and Hold until the shaking stops. Report emergencies by calling 911.

MyShake Alert is a great tool for imminent earthquake warning, learn more here.