PSU Alerts & Timely Warnings
When the Campus Public Safety Office learns of crimes covered by the Clery Act, it will consider whether to issue a campus-wide “timely warning” about the threat. A “timely warning” may be issued if, in the judgment of the Director of the Campus Public Safety Office or the University Vice President of Finance and Administration, a crime or potential crime constitutes a serious or continuing threat to the campus community. Whether to issue a timely warning (and the content of the warning) is decided on a case-by-case basis, considering all the facts, including the nature of the crime, the continuing danger to the campus community, the promotion of safety, and the possible risk of compromising law enforcement efforts.
Timely warnings may be issued in a variety of methods, depending on the circumstances of the crime. These can include:
- Campus Wide E-Mail – Disseminated by University News and Communication at the direction of the Chief of Campus Public Safety and the Vice President of Finance and Administration.
- PSU Campus Announcement System – via myPSU Portal under the “Daily Messages” channel.
- Printed Notice – when appropriate may be posted at campus locations affected by the emergency.
- Website Posting – public safety issues of on-going concern to the campus community are posted on the Campus Public Safety Office web site, http://www.pdx.edu/cpso/crime-alert
- Local Media – may also be provided information when the risk of harm in a particular incident can reasonably be expected to extend to off-campus areas.
If any other significant emergency or dangerous situation occurs on campus that, in the judgment of the Director of the Campus Public Safety Office or the University Vice President of Finance and Administration, creates an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees, or otherwise warrants a notification, an “emergency notification” will be issued. For example, emergency notifications may include notices of a fire, gas leak, or an outbreak of a communicable disease, as well as a notice of a Clery-reportable crime. An emergency notification will be sent to the areas of campus subject to the threat. This may include part or all of the campus, or may be rolling as the threat changes. Emergency notifications will be broadcast via the PSU-Alert system. PSU may also use the other means of notification described above to effectively notify the campus community. Further information about emergency notifications is included in the Emergency Response & Evacuation Procedures section of this report.
PSU encourages all students, faculty and staff to sign up for the PSU-Alert system by logging into https://banweb.pdx.edu/.
December 5, 2013 - Robbery
November 18, 2013 - Check Fraud
October 2, 2013 - Identity Theft Safety Alert
July 2, 2013 - Physical Harassment
June 8, 2013 - Assault in Neuberger Hall
April 27, 2013 - Female grabbed in Neuberger Hall
April 21, 2013 - Broadway Housing Safety Alert
March 25, 2013 - Safety Alert for Broadway Housing
February 25, 2013 - Forcible Fondling
February 4, 2013 - Information: Magazine Fraud
December 24, 2012 - Safety Alert
November 26, 2012 - Sexual Assault
November 14, 2012 - Gas Leak on 4th and Lincoln
July 20, 2012 - Subject Excluded from Campus
June 11, 2012 - Male with gun near Parking Structure 3
May 21, 2012 - Suspicious package
May 10, 2012 - Suspicious package at Market Center Building
May 5, 2012 - Sexual assault at University Place Hotel
April 25, 2012 - Threats of violence against the PSU Community
January 12, 2012 - Assault near Shattuck Hall
December 20, 2011 - Sexual assault in ASRC
December 7, 2011 - Incident in Parking Structur