The fall semester is well underway at Sacramento State University.
But one concern students have outside the classroom: bicycle thefts.
The campus is no stranger to bike thefts. In the month of September, 16 bikes were reported stolen to campus police, according to Police Chief Mark Iwasa.
In an effort to beef up security, school officials opened two new gated bike compounds this summer for a total of three on campus. Each compound is staffed with a student security officer who helps keep a watchful eye.
"They're pretty vigilant. They're watching to make sure no one is here, clipping, cutting locks and stealing bikes," Tony Lucas, the senior director of Transportation & Parking Services at Sacramento State, said.