Campus Safety Joins Forces with SAFE

Academy of Art SAFE photo

Irina Chatsova, Morgan St. Clair and Luke Spray. Courtesy of the Department of Campus Safety.

Academy of Art University’s Department of Campus Safety has joined forces with Safety Awareness For Everyone (SAFE), a San Francisco community-based organization to enhance the personal and property safety of our students, faculty and staff.

SAFE brings community members together to improve their neighborhoods through community building, education and collaboration.

Director of Campus Safety Mike Petricca and I have had two meetings with members of SAFE to improve our university safety. We met with SAFE Program Director Irina Chatsova; Public Safety Specialist/SAFE Bikes Manager Morgan St. Clair and Public Safety Coordinator Luke Spray.

The Academy’s Department of Campus Safety has already coordinated efforts with SAFE to provide bicycle safety and bike registration materials at academic buildings and residential halls.

Many of our students have found bike safety and registration materials affixed to their parked bicycles at 79 New Montgomery, 180 New Montgomery and other campus sites.

There are also plans for SAFE representatives to address our residential hall and ESL students to educate and promote personal safety as well as provide safety tips to protect our students’ property.

SAFE is also very interested in collaborating to promote personal and property safety through our students’ artistic skills and resources, particularly in the areas of graphic design, motion pictures and television and advertising.

Bike riders: please contact your building’s Campus Host or the Department of Campus Safety for more information and materials to register and protect your bike. You can also go online to lock, protect and register your bike at

Please look for personal and property safety tips in the Academy’s weekly newsletter as well as Academy Art U News. Thank you SAFE for joining forces with the Academy’s Department of Campus Safety to keep our university community safe!