Call 534-WALK (9255)
for an escort to anywhere on campus.
What We Do

The Community Service Officer (CSO) Program serves the UCSD campus community by providing a campus safety escort service 365 days/year from sunset until 1:00 a.m.(at which time, either RSOs or police officers are available to handle escorts). CSOs also patrol parking lots on the campus during the day and lockup various campus buildings on weekends and holidays. CSO special details vary from lockup services to security at campus buildings, events, and conferences. CSOs respond to medical emergencies, monitor for adherence to alcohol and drug policies, and check for proper identification while working special details. The paid training program for CSOs includes CPR/First Aid, officer safety, traffic control, I.D. checking, report writing, and University policies and procedures.

Employment Opportunities

The CSO Program employs students exclusively to provide the best peer to peer service possible. Each fall quarter, the CSO Program hires approximately 15 to 20 men and women to maintain appropriate staffing levels. After successfully completing at least two quarters of service as a CSO, employees are eligible to apply for advancement as a student CSO supervisor (CSO Officer In Charge).

Contacting the CSO Program

If you have any questions or need more information you may call (858) 822-1130 and ask to speak with Peter Kim, CSO Program Coordinator, or e-mail him at