Campus Safety

For many University of Oregon students, campus is not only a place to go to class and study; it's the place they call home. The UO is dedicated to providing a safe, secure living and learning environment for all students.

The University of Oregon Police Department (UOPD) patrols the university’s 295-acre park-like campus and surrounding neighborhoods by foot, bike, and car. UOPD officers maintain an active presence on campus to deter crime, and to heighten personal safety and building security. When walking around campus in the evening, students are encouraged to walk with a friend or in a group.

Safety and Security Resources

  • The UO campus is well-lit at night, and emergency call boxes are strategically distributed throughout campus. Call boxes put the user in immediate connection with police dispatchers, and police will respond within minutes to an activated call box location. The campus at night map shows the lit paths and emergency boxes.
  • The UO's safe ride programs provide alternatives to walking alone at night. Students of all gender identities can request a safety escort from UOPD. All the services are free to UO students.
  • The university uses the UO Alerts notification system to make students aware of emergencies and what action they can take. All students are encouraged to sign up; students can even add family members.
  • The UO displays emergency procedures posters in classrooms and other spaces to direct students, faculty, staff, and visitors in how to respond to emergencies.

In compliance with federal law, the UO prepares an annual campus security and fire safety report, with crime statistics for the previous three calendar years, including on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the UO, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. Fire statistics for the previous three calendar years are also included, along with information about campus safety, prevention, education, and reporting resources.

Campus and community resources for student survivors of sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating or domestic violence, gender-based harassment or bullying, and/or stalking are available at safe.uoregon.edu. University prevention programs and efforts are listed at prevention.uoregon.edu. A variety of safety resources are also available on the UO's One Stop page. Other resources and information are available on the UOPD website

Safety resources (including safe ride options) are included in the free UOregon Mobile App, available for iOS and Android platforms.