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Safety Resources

ASRC 6th Floor Safety Map - Click here for a downloadable file detailing the locations of fire extinguishers, fire exits and defibrillators in the School of Social Work.

ASRC Building Evacuation

Please follow these guidelines to assist with a safe and speedy building evacuation.

  • Keep yourself and others calm;
  • Quickly proceed out of the building using the planned evacuation route;
  • Close windows and doors as you proceed;
  • Help those who request or need special assistance;
  • And report to the designated Safety Spot, located in the PSU Parking Lot at SW 5th & SW Montgomery.
  • Wait for instructions from emergency response personnel. Do not re-enter the building until you are told it is safe to do so.

Please note, the "Area of Refuge" for community members with limited mobility is ASRC 670B, the Staff Faculty Lounge.

ASRC Building Safety Systems

Before there is an emergency - locate the emergency equipment in your area and know how to use it.

  • Alarms - The fire alarm system in the building is activated by manual pull stations, smoke or heat detectors or the activation of the sprinkler system. All alarms are immediately sent to CPSO. CPSO will notify Portland Fire Department and they will investigate. Evacuation is required anytime the fire alarm system sounds.
  • Automatic Sprinkler System - (Activation will alert emergency personnel.) It is important that at least 18" of clearance be kept at all times below the line of sprinklers to allow proper water distribution over the fire. Leaks or other problems with the automatic sprinkler system should be reported promptly ot the SSW Operations Manager, John Barnett.
  • Emergency Exit - Exits are located next to the student lounge, and next to the computer kiosk stations.
  • Emergency Lighting - This will aid in the evacuation in areas of corridors and stairways.
  • Fire Extinguishers - Always notify CPSO, from a safe location, after using a fire extinguisher. Never block or obstruct extinguishers with furniture or equipment. There are three (3) fire extinguishers located on the 6th floor of the ASRC. They can be found outside of rooms 676K, 623, and 610 (student lounge).
  • Defibrillator - There is one defibrillator located next to the women's restroom.
  • Fire Exit Doors - Must be kept clear of obstruction at all times to provide a safe means of egres in stairways.

On Campus Resources

  • Campus Public Safety Office -The Campus Public Safety Office, in partnership with the campus community, and within the framework of the university’s mission, is dedicated to creating and promoting a safe, secure and peaceful environment by effectively applying policies and laws, delivering emergency services, performing requests for assistance and providing on-going public safety education. Campus Public Safety Officers are on-duty 365 days a year and provide immediate response to all types of calls for service to include emergent situations and critical incidents. Contact information:


    Call 503.725.4404.


    Call 503.725.4407 and follow the instructions.

  • The PSU Women's Resource Center (WRC) - The PSU Women's Resource Center advocates for the best educational and campus experience for all members of our community. We accomplish this by advancing social justice, ensuring access to personal empowerment for all self-identified women, and by working toward a safe and healthy campus. The Interpersonal Violence Program at the WRC works to promote healthy relationships in the campus community and to improve PSU's coordinated campus response to, and prevention of, sexual and relationship violence.
  • The PSU Dean of Student Life Office (DOSL) - The Office of the Dean of Student Life is a resource for all students, faculty, and staff as they navigate Portland State and seek to resolve issues of concern. The DOSL is home to the CARE Team and the Bias Response Team.

Off Campus Resources

  • PWCL - The Portland Women's Crisis Line (PWCL) operates a comprehensive 24/7 Crisis Line and Sexual Assault Advocacy Program.  In any language, the Crisis Line can provide needs assessments, peer support, safety planning, crisis intervention and information and referrals to community resources. The Sexual Assault Program provides specialized services to survivors of sexual assault. PWCL provides immediate access to: Crisis Intervention, Advocacy and Support, Safety Planning, In-person response for survivors of sexual violence, Information and referral, Emergency housing resources, Danger to Safety transportation assistance, Agency and Community Support Groups.
  • Portland Police Bureau - The mission of the Portland Police Bureau is to reduce crime and the fear of crime by working with all citizens to preserve life, maintain human rights, protect property, and promote individual responsibility and community commitment. Contact information:

    Emergency 9-1-1
    For life threatening situations, crimes in progress or situations where an officer is needed immediately. 24-hour number.

    Non-emergency, 503-823-3333
    This number handles jurisdictions within the metro area. 24-hour number.