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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I think that sexual assault should become more of a priority

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Due to the recent case in regards to a female student being raped by 3 other students, campus safety is not as good as it should be. There are lots of reports dealing with sexual assault on campus that get ignored and the problem keeps occurring.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Safety and Security on campus is top notch. Police are always present and willing to assist even if a student just needs a ride somewhere. I feel safe walking on campus at night. The university provides many services to students that can and should be utilized by all that feel the need to use these services. The health center is great and help with just about any kind of illnesses.

2 College Junior

Health & Safety: More needs to be done to protect victims of sexual assault

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The safety and security provided on campus is okay. There are frequent incidents of sexual assault on and off campus involving date rape drugs. I get concerned for my friends when they attend parties.

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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
police.uoregon.edu
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
healthcenter.uoregon.edu
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?
Yes
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 131 responses

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

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 38 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 130 responses

  • 60% High quality, very convenient.
  • 23% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 7% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 8% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 2% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 1% Poor quality, not very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 131 responses

  • 17% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 56% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 16% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 9% Not very visible.
  • 2% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 130 responses

  • 25% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 51% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 22% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 2% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.

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