Department of Campus Safety | University of Portland

Department of Campus Safety

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University of Portland's Department of Campus Safety exists to serve the campus community. Our mission is to support the University's primary objectives of teaching and learning, faith and formation, service and leadership by helping to promote, create, and maintain a safe, secure, and enjoyable campus environment for all members of the University Community and its guests. We are dedicated and committed to helping the University "create a civil place based on Catholic values and common good" (Student Handbook, 2).

Campus Safety is located in Suite 100 in Haggerty Hall, 5415 N. Warren St. near the Chiles Center.

Campus Safety is open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. 

For a description of the services provided by the Department of Campus Safety, please refer to our Annual Crime and Fire Report 2022.

Important Safety Information

Caution Tape.

What to Do in case of an Active Shooter

Attacks on college campuses are an unfortunate reality of our modern world.  The University of Portland has prepared for the potential for such an attack. 

Watch Shots Fired On Campus, a video that addresses the topic specifically from a campus perspective, to prepare yourself. (You must have a valid pilots.up login to access this video).

Surviving an Active Shooter  from Ohio State University is an excellent resource covering the Run, Hide, Fight® system developed by the City of Houston.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Department of Campus Safety at 503.943.7161 or via email at

Students Walking On Campus

Beacon Highlights Pedestrian Safety

The student online news resource, the Beacon, has produced a video discussing pedestrian safety at the crosswalk by the main entrance to campus.  Take a look, and keep yourself and your friends safe while crossing Willamette!
Campus Safety Office.

Text Campus Safety

In an effort to make it easier for you to reach campus safety to make an inquiry or provide us with information, we have added the capability for our dispatcher to receive text messages at any time, day or night.

If you would like to reach campus safety for a non-emergency situation you can send a text message to campus safety at 971.563.4341. A dispatcher will respond as soon as possible.

Please remember that in an emergency situation to call 911 and/or call the campus safety emergency number at 503.943.4444.

Patrol Car Side

Ten Tips to Keep You Safe on Campus

Whether you are a new Pilot just arriving on campus or a seasoned veteran of life on the Bluff, these ten tips can keep you and your friends safer and better able to focus on the important parts of your college experience!

Ten Tips to Keep You Safe on Campus

Crime Victim Rights

Have you become the victim of a crime? Learn about your rights on this page from the Oregon Department of Justice.

Important Contact Information

  • Emergency: 503.943.4444
  • Business: 503.943.7161
  • Text message: 971.563.4341
  • Inclement Weather: 503.943.SNOW (503.943.7669)
    Watch the University's homepage for school closure information and other campus safety alerts.
  • Email: