Emergency Procedures

All students should know the emergency routes of their assigned University housing, or any University building accessed, visited, or used by them. For a full description of what procedures to follow in an emergency, students may consult the Emergency & Campus Safety Resource Guide, available on the Campus Safety website. Students should also know the location and operation of fire extinguishers. Disabling, covering, or otherwise interfering with the proper functioning of alarms, door securing devices, safety devices, or emergency system components is prohibited. Intentionally creating a false emergency response is also prohibited. Failure to respond appropriately to emergency alarms and emergency directions given by a University official is prohibited.


In the event of a fire, students should activate the nearest fire alarm and evacuate the building. Students close doors as they exit and follow all directions of staff members. Failure to follow safe fire procedures, including any emergency drills, is unsafe and may lead to the student conduct process.


Students should be aware of tall and heavy objects that could shift or fall in the event of an earthquake. Objects above beds and desks are particularly dangerous and students should set up their room to avoid these hazards. During an earthquake, students should not enter or exit a building during shaking. If inside, students should move away from windows, unsecured furniture, and other heavy objects and brace themselves in doorways or under heavy furniture. If outside, students should position themselves away from buildings, trees, utility poles, and power lines.

Bomb Threat or Suspicious Packages

Contact Campus Safety immediately by calling (503) 943-4444 or call 911 and follow all directions.

Crime in Progress or Suspicious Person(s)

Students should not attempt to interfere with a criminal unless to protect themselves. If possible, students should get an accurate description of the person and should call Campus Safety at (503) 943-4444 or call 911.