Awareness and Prevention

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Awareness & Prevention Resources

Crime prevention programs on personal safety and theft prevention are sponsored by various campus organizations throughout the year. The Campus Public Safety Office facilitates programs for student, parent, faculty and new employee orientations. Student and community organizations provide a variety of educational strategies and tips on how to protect oneself from sexual assault, theft and other crimes. Additionally, University Housing provides crime prevention programs for on-campus residents and resident advisers (RA’s) throughout the academic year.

During summer Student Orientation-Resource Fairs, students are informed of services offered by the University. During these sessions, the Public Safety Office provides information and tips to maintain personal and property safety. Throughout the school year, the Campus Public Safety office, in cooperation with other University organizations and groups, present crime prevention awareness sessions addressing concerns such as sexual assault and theft. These groups include housing resident assistants (RA’s), staff, faculty, international students, and student organizations.

Students and employees are provided crime awareness and prevention information through brochures and handouts that are available in the CPSO lobby, as well as distributed in resource fairs and other events.

The Portland State University Campus Public Safety Office places campus security and safety as important priorities. The Campus Public Safety Office will strive to provide students with a safe environment in which to learn. 

To enhance personal safety, especially after an evening class, walk with friends or someone from class that you know well, or call Campus Public Safety non-emergency line 503-725-4407, for an escort.

Off Campus Resources

Off-Campus Resource Numbers

  • Police, Fire, Medical - 911, for on-campus, dial 9-911
  • PPB non-emergency - 503-823-3333
  • Call To Safety - Formally the Portland Women's Crisis Line - 503-235-5333
  • Multnomah County Crisis Line - 503-988-4888
  • Washington County Crisis Line - 503-291-9111
  • Portland Oregon Poison Control Center - 1-800-222-1222
  • Police Information Line  - 503-823-4633