Health & Safety

Eugene, OR
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4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Students faculty and staff all take safety very seriously.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: I personally have never been the victim of any crime on campus or while a student at the UO, but I hear from administration and even see from the campus crime alerts sent to my email that criminal activity on campus or among the student body is a pervasive and serious issue. Sexual assault is especially problematic. I advice taking precautionary measures to assure that you do not become the victim of a crime. This is not very difficult though - as I said, in three years attending this school, I've never had an incident, and that's just by living my regular daily routine.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: UO has a very strong health and safety policy that every student understands clearly.

1 College Senior

Health & Safety: Sexual assault on campus has long been this hidden issue that has recently come to light with the cover-up by the university and our police of a rape report that involved three of our basketball players, an older cover-up of a rape report that involved a football player, and the cover-ups of multiple other rape and sexual assault reports by the UOPD (they chose to omit multiple reports from their records).

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are not much lights on campus at night, so it can get scary walking around. I would not walk alone at dusk or at night even to class.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 43rd
    Best Student Health Center
  • 340th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 1272nd
    Safest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Amy Beemer
Pacific Palisades, CA
Grad Year
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The University of Oregon works to provide a safe and comfortable atmosphere for its students at all times. Safety officers patrol the dormitories and campus day and night. The UO takes many precautions when it comes to students' safety—the Assault Prevention Shuttle (APS) service, for example, helps to alleviate fear of walking alone at night. Other programs like the Designated Driver Service (DDS) make students feel secure in knowing they have a ride home anywhere in town, without having to drink and drive.

Overall, students say that the UO campus is a safe place to be if you're smart. Like in any other college atmosphere, it's extremely important not to walk alone at night. While the UO has had difficulties in the past with crime, most students agree that campus is still a safe place to be. The University has had a few riots in the past, but fortunately no one was seriously injured. The University makes a good effort to provide the safest possible atmosphere on campus and prevent any further problems.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 2
  • Arson: 1
  • Burglary: 14
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 8
  • Vehicle Theft: 10
Security Office
University of Oregon Police Department
2141 E. 15th Ave. or 1319 E. 15th Ave.
(541) 346-6666 emergency; (541) 346-2919 non-emergency
Safety Services
  • Bicycle locks
  • Campus patrol
  • Designated Driver Service (DDS)
  • Emergency phones
  • Fingerprinting services
  • Lighted pathways
  • Nite Ride (for men)
  • Ride-along programs
  • Safe Ride (for women)
  • Self-defense classes are available through PARS Department
  • Sex offender registry
  • Vehicle assistance
  • Yellow Jackets
Health Center
University Health Center
1590 E. 13th Ave.
(541) 346-2770
Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Health Services
  • Acupuncture
  • Allergy shots
  • CPR/First aid classes
  • Dental health
  • Diabetes management
  • General medical care
  • Immunizations
  • Laboratory services
  • Massage therapy
  • Mental health care
  • Nutrition
  • Pharmacy services
  • Physical therapy
  • Sexual health
  • Sports medicine
  • Stress management
  • Substance abuse
  • Suicide provention
  • Tobacco cessation
  • Travel clinic
  • X-Ray
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
  • The Department of Public Safety recently organized a Public Safety Advisory Group to serve as an active liaison between members of the community and DPS while keeping communication lines open.
  • In September 2002, nearly 1,000 students rioted in the West University area after drunken partygoers piled up mattresses and other furniture on a traffic circle and set them ablaze. By the end of the evening, 35 students were arrested and nearly $20,000 worth of damage had accumulated. The administration has since cracked down, enforcing a no-drinking policy for campus residents. Guards are now trained to watch out for students who are staggering and/or have possession of alcohol.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 121 responses

  • 17% Theft/robberies
  • 15% Criminal activity near campus
  • 14% Walking alone
  • 14% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 7% Unlit pathways
  • 7% Excessive drinking
  • 7% Non-students on campus
  • 7% None
  • 4% Drugs
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 1% Dorm safety
  • 1% Gang violence
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 1% Lack of safety escort services
  • 1% Violence among students

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 11 responses

Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
  • Alcohol plays a significant role in sexual assault on campus.
  • Campus administrators provide a supportive environment for victims of sexual assault.
  • Campus administrators work hard to actively prevent sexual assaults on our campus.
  • A friend, a classmate, or I have been a victim of sexual assault on/near our campus.
  • Our campus has easily accessible support services in place to address sexual assaults.
  • Sexual assaults are a serious problem on campus.
  • Students take the issue of sexual assault on campus seriously.

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 121 responses

  • 1% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 2% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 7% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 6% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 24% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 61% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 121 responses

  • 2% We have campus police?
  • 8% Not very visible.
  • 17% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 56% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 17% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 121 responses

  • 2% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 21% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 50% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 26% Extremely safe and secure on campus.


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