Health & Safety

Eugene, OR
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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I love that the University offers transportation services such as DDS (Designated Driver Shuttle) and APS (Assault Protection Shuttle) for when you don't feel comfortable getting home by yourself. It's free for students and a great benefit of going to the University.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Fortunately, have not been too exposed to these issues

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: UO police have a little too much leeway when it comes to busting up parties

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I do not live on campus so I do not have concerns about safety.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I don't ever feel unsafe on campus.


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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 115 responses

  • 17% Theft/robberies
  • 16% Criminal activity near campus
  • 14% Walking alone
  • 13% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 8% Unlit pathways
  • 7% Non-students on campus
  • 7% None
  • 6% Excessive drinking
  • 4% Drugs
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Dorm safety
  • 2% Gang violence
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 1% Lack of safety escort services
  • 1% Violence among students

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 114 responses

  • 1% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 2% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 7% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 6% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 25% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 60% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 114 responses

  • 2% We have campus police?
  • 9% Not very visible.
  • 16% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 55% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 18% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 114 responses

  • 2% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 21% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 51% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 26% Extremely safe and secure on campus.


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