Expanded Safety Resources and Services
In response to the unusual increased criminal activity in the campus area, the University of Oregon is expanding many safety measures for our students.
The UO urges everyone to report criminal activity (such as a break-in or intruder, robbery, or assault) immediately to 9-1-1, or for non-emergency situations on campus, to UOPD at 541-346-2919. Please report by phone and make sure that a report has been taken; get a case number from the agency if possible.
Support Phone Lines
- All emergencies should be reported to 9-1-1.
- Non-emergency calls and tips should be directed to UOPD's non-emergency line: 541-346-2919.
- If you have questions or concerns related to campus safety, you can leave a message with your name and number on our communication support line: 541-346-7007.
- Survivors and victims of crime seeking support should call the Office of the Dean of Students: 541-346-3216.
- For support related to sexual assault, harassment, and gender-based violence, call the SAFE hotline: 541-346-SAFE (7233).
- The UO Campus Shuttle has expanded its capacity and hours (5:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. daily), and is adding new routes for more service.
- Spring term hours are posted for Safe Ride, the Designated Driver Shuttle, and the UO Campus Shuttle.
- Make a free reservation with Safe Ride: 541-346-RIDE, ext. 2
- Designated Driver Shuttle (free; first-come, first served): 541-346-RIDE, ext. 1
- UOPD is available to provide free on-campus escorts if you are unable to find another shuttle, ride, or taxi: 541-346-2919
- UOPD will stage a special session of the two-day "Rape Aggression Defense" (RAD) self-defense class for women on April 7 and 8, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. in EMU Suite 213. The class is free, and only open to female-identifying students. Register online.
- UOPD is offering "Duck Tough" self-defense classes for UO students, faculty, and staff. Drop by EMU Suite 213 for a 90-minute session at either 11:00 a.m. or 6:00 p.m., Monday–Friday, April 2–13.
- The UO also offers various self-defense credit classes through the Physical Education and Recreation (PE/REC) Department.
Increased Police and Security
- UOPD has added extra officers dedicated to patrolling city streets near campus.
- Eugene Police Department (EPD) has substantially increased the number of patrols near campus and has pledged to coordinate with UOPD with respect to information and tactics.
- UOPD has contracted with private security to provide four unarmed (non-sworn) security officers to patrol city streets near campus until further notice.
Neighborhood Safety Measures
- Neighborhood cameras on public areas have been added near campus to help law enforcement deter and investigate crime.
- The UO has worked with the City of Eugene to install new street lighting west of campus.
- University Housing is working with students who want to move residence halls for safety concerns, as space allows.
- UOPD provides personal safety and property security tips.
If there is an emergency, call. If you're not sure, call.
You are our top priority. We are dedicated to making sure you have the support and resources you need to have an exceptional college experience at the UO. Wherever you are in your college career or whatever challenges you are facing, we are here to help.
Crisis Response and Prevention
The Office of the Dean of Students is committed to providing students with resources and support needed to navigate the UO and have a successful university career. Students may face challenges during college—personal crises, mental health concerns, unanticipated family situations, and unexpected life events that can disrupt a student’s ability to focus on academics.
Dean of Students crisis response staff offer drop-in hours every business day from 1:00–5:00 p.m. in Oregon Hall suite 474. Staff can assist students in problem solving, navigating university policies and processes, and referring students to other helpful resources both on and off campus.