Campus Safety

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

The University of Oregon Police Department patrols the university’s 295-acre park-like campus and surrounding neighborhoods by foot, bike, and car. DPS 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.
  • Over thirty emergency call boxes are strategically distributed throughout campus. UOPD responds as quickly as possible after a call box has been activated. A PDF map of all call box locations is available online.
  • The Safe Ride Shuttle provides an alternative to walking alone at night. The shuttle runs off campus and is a free service for UO students.
  • Students can arrange for a safety escort through the UOPD. Both men and women are welcome to call.
  • The University of Oregon Police Department provides limited vehicle assistance for jump-starts as a courtesy service to the campus community.
  • The university has developed the UO Alert! text notifications to keep UO students informed in emergency situations.

In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported campus crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University of Oregon; and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security such as policies regarding alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters.

You can obtain a copy of this report by accessing the above website, contacting the University of Oregon Police Department at 541-346-0670, or writing to us at 1230 University of Oregon, Eugene OR  97403-1230.