Heat Illness Prevention

The California State University (CSU) campuses engage students in a variety of ways that includeoutdoor activities. This engagement may include camps, clinics, course work, sports clubs, research, fieldtrips, field activities and various other outdoor activities. The CSU strives to offer safe and enjoyableeducational environments for our students as they engage in these activities. In support of that goal,the CSU is committed to protecting students as they participate in CSU academic and organizedprograms.

This program shall be applicable to all student activities where students are participating in University sponsored events, as well as auxiliary operations, which may have outdoor environmental risk factors for heat illness. This includes but may not be limited to Police, Parking, Facilities Management, Campus Recreation and Wellness, Student Life, Sports Clubs, Special Events, Academic Colleges, Children’s Center, Housing, Support Services, and Orientation Services.

The purpose of the CSU Student Activities Heat Illness Prevention Resource Guide is to develop a process for assessing environmental risk factors for heat illness during student activities in order to mitigate risks related to heat illness. These guidelines apply to University, Club and Auxiliary sponsored, approved or authorized activities. These activities may take place on or off campus.