Additional Updates on Nov. 24 Campus Incident

I write with an update on student Isaac Berg, who recently posted threats against other students and exhibited concerning behavior. As you are aware, an investigation involving USF Public Safety officers and the San Francisco Police Department resulted in

Dear USF Community,

I write with an update on student Isaac Berg, who recently posted threats against other students and exhibited concerning behavior. As you are aware, an investigation involving USF Public Safety officers and the San Francisco Police Department resulted in Berg being taken into custody Sunday, Nov. 24. He was subsequently charged in connection with those threats.

At approximately 10 p.m. last night, Nov. 25, we learned that he was released on bail. We had no reason to believe he had intentions of returning to campus and we were working with his family member here in San Francisco to ensure he would not come to campus. As a precaution, we posted an officer near Hayes-Healy and Gillson halls, notified appropriate staff, and had additional SFPD presence around campus.

Today, we were notified our student was re-arrested for a carjacking almost immediately after his release. We will continue to monitor his status, working closely with the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department, and will be contacted if there is any change in his custody status. If his custody status changes, we will:

  • Alert the community with a bulletin and photograph
  • Continue collaborating with SFPD and increase patrol of areas surrounding campus
  • Increase presence of Public Safety on campus
  • Coordinate with SHaRE staff to ensure better flow of information to residents and student staff

Our community’s safety is our priority. If at any time you have additional information, please call Public Safety on the emergency line: (415) 422-2911 or x2911 from any campus phone. Should you not feel safe walking in the campus area, please utilize our shuttle and safety escort service by contacting our dispatch office at the non-emergency line: (415) 422-4201.

In addition, the university has created a new myUSF page to provide our community with information and resources regarding this incident. 

Thank you,

Daniel L. Lawson
Senior Director of Public Safety

Tuesday, Nov 26