Health and Safety

Safety is Everyone's Business

Students, staff, and faculty are partners with the college in creating an atmosphere that is safe and encourages learning.

Crime happens because there is a criminal to commit the crime, a victim who can be victimized by the criminal, and a location or opportunity for a crime to occur. You can reduce the likelihood of being the victim of criminal activity if you take away the opportunity for the criminal to make you their victim. Students, staff, and visitors need to take shared responsibility for the safety of themselves and their property. Everyone should do their best to help others with this responsibility.

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Cafeteria and Food Services

American River College offers great campus dining options. Find out more about our locations, daily menus, health and wellness programs...

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Beaver Food Pantry

The Beaver Food Pantry is a pop-up pantry that distributes fresh produce and bread. This service is open to all ARC students, faculty, and...

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Los Rios Police Department

Los Rios Police Department protects life and property at all of Los Rios' colleges, centers, and offices. Our officers routinely patrol our...

Silent Witness Program

Students and staff can anonymously report a crime.

By dialing (916) 558-2221. The dispatcher may ask your information. This is where you would choose to not identify yourself.

Bicycle safety and theft prevention tips

Always lock your bicycle to a fixed metal rack.

In a designated bicycle parking area. A metal U-type lock is recommended. Take with you any parts that are quick-release and cannot be secured. It is recommended that you not park a high-dollar bicycle on campus.

Shuttle service

A free shuttle service is provided for ARC students and staff. Spring and fall hours are Monday-Thursday, 5:30-10:00 PM; the shuttle runs every 60 minutes. There is no shuttle during the summer. Look for the shuttle signs in the Stadium, G, and B parking lots. You can wait at the shuttle stops or, to request one sooner, you can call the LRPD at (916) 558-2221 or use the emergency phones located near each shuttle stop sign. The shuttle can take you anywhere on campus.

Vehicle Jump Starts and Safety Escorts

The campus offers vehicle jump start services as well as safety escorts. Safety escorts are provided in the evenings wherein our Community Service Officers work both on foot and in carts to provide safety escorts across the campus. This service is accessible by dialing (916) 558-2221.