Our Goal: A Safe and Secure Horizon Community
Horizon University Campus Safety
- Campus Safety Office Hours: Monday – Friday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Campus Safety Office Phone: 858-277-4991
- Campus Safety Phone: 858-277-4991 ext. 1272, after 5:00 pm call 858-357-5269
- San Diego Police Department non-emergency phone: 858-484-3154
- San Diego Police Emergency: 911
The following information has been prepared to make you aware of the Horizon programs that exist to protect your safety and well-being in compliance with state and federal legislation, including the federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989 and the federal Student Right-to-Know and Clery Act.
Horizon University is committed to creating a safe learning and working environment for students, faculty, and staff. The Horizon campus is fully enclosed, and has two gates which are patrolled regularly, and locked by 10:00 pm. Cars are not permitted to park overnight unless Campus Services are notified. After hours Campus Services personnel are on campus 24/7, and available for security assistance and concerns.
Horizon administrators work in conjunction with the San Diego Police Department, as well as the San Diego Fire Department to provide a safe and prepared campus community.
Security and Safety
Campus Services: 858-277-4991 ext. 1272, after 5:00 pm call 858-357-5269
- Horizon does not have paid security guards however, Campus Services personnel are on duty 24 hours a day, each day of the year, patrolling and monitoring campus grounds, buildings, and parking lots.
- Campus Services will accept, log and manage reports of crime, suspicious behavior and vandalism on campus.
- Campus Services manages the reporting of and response to health and safety hazards on campus
- Campus Services is able to assist in escorting to the parking area when there are medical or security concerns.
- Limited vehicle assistance available
- First aid kits are available in class rooms and Campus Services
- On Campus security and safety notification
Accessibility / Students with Disabilities
The campus is accessible to the disabled with access to all locations on campus that do not require ascending steps, accessible bathroom facilities, and handicapped parking.
All students, instructors, and staff must treat students with disabilities in a godly manner demonstrating brotherly love, dignity and respect. The Faculty will make every effort to accommodate the specialized learning and participation needs of students with disabilities. To ensure the safety and accessibility for all students, areas designated for access by individuals with disabilities must not be blocked for any reason at any time.
Students with disabilities must report perceived impropriety and/or express concerns to University Staff or Faculty (according to the nature of the issue) in a timely manner allowing the University to investigate and take appropriate action, if any.
In an Emergency/To Report a Crime
In emergency situations, always activate the local emergency response system by dialing 911.
Then, call Campus Services at 858-277-4991 ext. 1272, or after 5:00 pm call Campus Services at 858-357-5269.
For non-emergency police assistance, or to report a crime, the San Diego Police Department 24 hour phone service is 858-484-3154
From 8:00 am – 5:00 pm all security concerns can be referred to campus services. From 5:00 pm to 8:30 am all emergencies and non-emergency situations can be directed to the campus services personnel on duty at 858-357-5269.
Students and staff are urged to report any crime, property vandalism or suspicious activity witnessed on or around campus. The timely reporting of incidents, even if perceived as minor, will help protect the entire community from predators who may take note of our response, or lack thereof.
Emergency Response Procedures
Colleges and Universities are required to publish an Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedure, which is as follows:
During daytime hours, the entire Horizon campus utilizes the same evacuation plans and procedures. To view a copy of these plans click here: HCA Emergency Plan. Either the Horizon school administration team, or the church administration, in conjunction with Campus Services, will assess any threats to the Horizon community, and immediately implement the appropriate response, which may include warning bells, megaphone announcements, individual classroom notification, phone call or email to instructors and parties of interest depending on the threat.
After close of business, similar procedures are in place for evening classes and on-campus activities. After hours, Campus Services and or all personnel responsible for campus security will initially assess the threat or hazard, and respond in accordance with the appropriate notification procedure to all pertinent parties. This notification procedure may include warning bells, megaphone announcements, individual classroom notification, phone call or email to instructors as well as the appropriate civil and/or administrative authorities.
At the time of notification, students, instructors and other Horizon ministries on campus are to follow HCA Emergency Plan protocol in responding to and evacuating from threats to safety and security. For this reason, all students, staff and visitors are urged to be aware of the standard responses to such threats.
For any non-emergency police assistance, the 24 hour San Diego Police Department phone number is 858-484-3154. Please also contact and notify Campus Services at 858-277-4991 ext. 1272 between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm, or 858-357-5269 after 5:00 pm.
Evacuation routes and non-emergency contact numbers are posted in all classrooms, and a first aid kit is also available in all classrooms.
Emergency response drills are performed and tested campus-wide annually.
Crime Statistics for the area surrounding Horizon University are based on the Federal Census tract divisions. Horizon University borders two census tracts, which will artificially raise the crime rate surrounding the campus. The crime statistics From January 1-December 31 break down as follows:
For further information on area crime statistics, visit the San Diego Police Department’s Crime Statistics and Maps website. For inquiries on the campus crime log, contact Campus Services in the Pastoral Care building or call 858-277-4991 ext. 1272 between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm.
Registered Sex Offender Information
The Federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act (section 1601 of Public Law 106-386) is a law that provides for the tracking of convicted, registered sex offenders enrolled as students at institutions of higher education, or working or volunteering on campus. The law requires institutions of higher education to issue a statement advising the campus community where law enforcement agency information provided by a State concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained. It also requires sex offenders already required to register in a State to provide notice, to the appropriate state agency, as required under State law, of each institution of higher education in that State at which the person is employed, carries on a vocation, or is a student.
The information on Registered Sex Offenders is available at The State of California Department of Justice’s Megan’s Law website
Horizon employees undergo a background check prior to hiring. If at any time Horizon becomes aware of any information concerning registered sexual offenders on campus, this information will be made available to the students.
The primary, and most effective, security system at Horizon is the community itself. Each member of the community – students, faculty, staff, administration, and guests – must assume the primary responsibility for his or her own personal safety and the security of personal belongings.
Simple, common-sense precautions are the most effective step in avoiding safety and security risks. For example, keep valuables out of view in cars that are locked. Additionally, although the campus is gated and well-lit, students and staff may feel more comfortable walking to and from parking areas in groups. Women, particularly should avoid remaining isolated on campus, or alone with an unfamiliar male.
Students and staff should report any safety hazard, as well as suspicious-looking individuals or any unusual incidents in and around the buildings and campus grounds to Campus Services at 858-277-4991 ext. 1272, or after 5:00 pm call 858-357-5269.
Racial Harassment, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Assault
Horizon is committed to providing a Christ-centered community free of discrimination, intimidation and violence. Horizon’s racial harassment and sexual harassment/assault policies as well as policies concerning violence, threats of violence, and inappropriate language are clearly outlined in the Horizon University Student Handbook, or can be obtained in print from the Administrative Dean.
Students engaged in criminal harassment as well as behaviors described as or perceived as breaking Horizon University clearly defined policies are subject to sanctions deemed appropriate by Horizon University, as well as the reporting of the crime. Additional guidelines from the Department of Education that clearly define racial harassment, sexual harassment, sexual violence, and date rape are available through the Administrative Dean.
Students and staff are urged to quickly report harassment or assault whether by a Horizon employee, another student, or a third party. In the event of such an incident, students should, if possible, first notify their instructors who will report to administration. Students may also contact any of the following with whom the student feels most comfortable:
Horizon Church Office – 858-277-4991
Campus Services – 858-277-4991 ext. 1272
Incidents on campus that need to be reported after 5:00pm – 858-357-5269
Incidents occurring on campus, or relating to Horizon University students, staff or sponsored event involving stalking, intimidation, sexual assault or date rape, sexual harassment and racial harassment are taken with the utmost regard for the victim’s mental and physical well being. Students should not hesitate to inform members of Horizon staff and administration of any level of assault, and seek the appropriate response and support.
In handling these incidents, Horizon places emphasis on care for the victim through offering available counseling services and information, notification of proper authorities, and optional changes in academic, ministry and work situations following the alleged assault.
Even if the incident is not related to the Horizon Campus, counselors and staff want to offer any spiritual, emotional and practical support that they can. Please contact the Dean of Students or the Administrative Dean offices. Some additional resources: Center for Community Solutions San Diego Police Department general Victim Resources and specifically for sexual assault. For victims of domestic abuse, legal and social service referrals are available at the City of San Diego’s Family Justice Center. For questions concerning the Department of Education policies on harassment and discrimination visit the DoE Office for Civil Rights.
Alcohol-Free and Drug-Free Campus
The standards of conduct for Horizon University, as outlined in the Student Handbook, clearly prohibit the use of drugs and alcohol both on campus or at any Horizon sponsored event. In addition, federal and state laws prohibit the possession, use, and sale of alcoholic beverages by or to individuals under 21 years of age, and possession, use, or distribution of illegal drugs by individuals of any age.
It is a violation of the University’s policy for a student to drink, possess, or be impaired by drinking, alcoholic beverages, or to possess, use, or be under the influence of, illegal drugs, on campus or at any event sponsored by the University or by a University-approved student organization. If the University determines that a student has violated this policy, the University may disclose the violation to a student’s parent or legal guardian if the student is under 21 years of age at the time of the notification.
Violation of this policy may result in any sanction deemed appropriate by the University, including, but not limited to, required participation in a drug or alcohol treatment or rehabilitation program, suspension or expulsion. Horizon University may also refer law violators for prosecution under local, state, and federal law.
Horizon University students are additionally expected to maintain a lifestyle reflective of a Christian collage, both on and off campus. Appropriate referral to counseling and health agencies will be made for individuals as needed. On-campus support and help are available through the Dean of Students, as are additional information and educational opportunities.
Information about health risks associated with the use and abuse of drugs and alcohol; applicable sanctions under local, state, and federal laws; and available treatment, counseling, and rehabilitation programs for drug and alcohol abusers is available through the Dean of Students. Additional information can be obtained through the National Institute of Justice Drug Programs, California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs as well as Calvary Chapel Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers.
New Clery Requirements
In a recent update to the Jeanne Clery Act, Universities are required to post a new set of policies, which include a Fire Policy, Missing Student Policy as well as publishing statistics for fires. However, these policies are only applicable for campuses that offer housing, and Horizon does not have student housing on or off the campus.
Vaccination and Illness Policy
Under federal regulations, Universities must disclose to students any vaccination policies. At this time, Horizon University has no vaccination policy other than to urge students to protect themselves and others from infectious diseases through vaccination and other precautions. Students are also urged to remain away from campus if they are experiencing any potentially contagious illness or virus, including a cold or flu, to help other students and staff remain healthy.
If Horizon becomes aware that a student is carrying a contagious disease that may endanger the health of others, such as tuberculosis or another potentially severe illness, the student may be asked to remain away from campus until the time that a doctor is able to establish that contagion is no longer a risk.