The University of California Community Service Organization (CSO) acts as a liaison between students, community members, and the Police. CSO consists of approximately 85 students (Student Safety Partners) who patrol the campus on foot and on bicycles reporting and assisting in emergencies. They provide public assistance, personal safety escorts, security checks, and detect safety hazards on campus and in campus facilities. CSO provides security for campus events and residence halls. CSO also conducts a program of bicycle safety education, licensing, and enforcement.

Wage and Benefits

Wage: Starting wage is $16.00 an hour, ($16.50 after training), plus additional compensation for working night shifts. There are many opportunities for merit based pay increases after that. Work study available.

Uniforms: Partially provided. You will be required to provide yourself with black pants, black shoes, a belt, and flashlight.

For more benefit information please visit UCnet.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled at UCSB as a full-time student.
  • At least 2 quarters remaining at UCSB.
  • Current GPA of at least 2.0.
  • Free from disability obstructive to job performance.
  • No felony convictions (pursuant to Government Code Section 1029).
  • Successful completion of oral interviews and pre-employment background investigation.
  • Ability and willingness to work in a university environment rich in diversity, encompassing a broad spectrum  of ethnicities, cultures, nationalities, religions, and sexual orientations.
  • Ability and willingness to work in an environment, which demands high integrity, accountability and involvement in the community as a leader and a problem solver.
  • Be willing to work a minimum of 15 hours per week. Flexibility for your school schedule and extracurricular commitments are offered.
  • Ability to work nights and weekends.

Uniforms: Partially provided. You will be required to provide yourself with black pants, black shoes, a belt, and flashlight.

How to Apply


Download and Fill out Application Here: CSO PDF APPLICATION (Once the application has been filled out, email the application to


To contact the CSO Coordinator
Phone: (805) 893-3928


Community Service Organization

UCSB Police Department

Public Safety Building

574 M.C. 1010

Santa Barbara, CA 93106-1010


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.