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Department of Public Safety & Oregon State Police


A safe and secure environment is made possible through each member of the Oregon State University community's involvement in crime prevention and sensible behavior.

In order to have a safe and successful Oregon State University experience, each person must take responsibility to recognize one's own vulnerability to crime and reduce risks through preventive action and cooperation with Oregon State Police and the Department of Public Safety.

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For more information about OSU's policy against smoking on campus click here.

University Emergency Response Recommendations

Oregon State University recognizes the importance of maintaining a safe and secure learning environment for our students, staff and faculty members.  It is critical that everyone has an awareness of appropriate measures to be taken and procedures to follow to insure the safety of all.  These guidelines and procedures are provided to assist the campus community in recognizing emergent situations and taking proper actions to reduce exposure to risk and harm.  Each of us recognizes that there are no detailed instructions on how to deal with an emergency situation, however, we can learn from the recommendations and decide on the best course of action as the situation develops.  These guidelines will serve as general reminders for students, faculty and staff when called upon to take immediate and deliberate action when an emergency strikes a building, an area of campus or the entire Oregon State University community.  We are reminded that each of us as  members of the campus community as a collective whole need to be familiar with policies, procedures and systems in place that will guide us in reponding to emergencies in a safe and proper manner. 

News & Events

New Campus Alert System Implemented. This site keeps the OSU Community apprised of emergency situations related to campus and serves as an entry point to the OSU Alert notification system.  To learn more and set up your emergency contact information visit the main Alert site here.  For definitions of the OSU Alert Status colors mean visit here.

OSP/Department of Public Safety Security Alert: Registered predatory sex offender who has recently been released from prison and now lives in close proximity to the Oregon State University campus. Click here for specific information.

Bike Registration: You can register your bike at any time either online (link on left side of this page) or by coming to 200 Cascade Hall.  Bike Registration is free – please bring your bike for verification.

STOP Tags: Personal laptop registration fee is 12$. You can either pay by check/money order (no Cash/Debit/Credit Cards) payable to OSU Property Management or bill your office index number for office issued equipment (only).   To schedule an appointment either call the Dept. of Public Safety at (541) 737-3010 or email DPS Officer Joshua Lane (Joshua.lane@oregonstate.edu) directly.

Bike Safety

For more information on Campus Bike Policy and our new Bike Theft Video Click here.

First Aid Supplies

The Oregon State Safety code requires that first aid supplies be available in close proximity to all employees. The required supplies are based upon the intended use and types of injuries that could occur in the work environment. Each department is responsible for determining how many first aid kits are needed for its work areas and the development of a program for maintaining these kits. First aid kits and replacement supplies are available through the Department of Recreational Sports Safety Programs (737-5411).