The public safety office will offer a Personal Safety and Awareness class in the Beauchamp Center on Monday, November 13, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., in Studio 30. It is free and open to all and contains very helpful information and tips to increase personal safety. For more information contact Kaitlin Bourne, recreational services, at x7294 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
On September 29, 2017, in compliance with the Campus Crime Reporting Act and the amended Higher Education Opportunity Act, the University of Portland’s Annual Security and Fire Report was published and made available to all members of the University community, and to prospective students and employees.
The report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University of Portland, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. You will also find statistics for fires that occur in residence halls and polices relating to fire safety and preparedness. The report also contains institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies regarding sexual assault, emergency response, and other matters.
You can obtain a copy of the Annual Security and Fire Report by contacting the Public Safety department at x7161 or by accessing this link.
The Public Safety Department’s mission is to support the University’s primary objectives of teaching and learning, faith and formation, and 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. Please contact the office at x7161 if you have any questions.
With the coming of fall semester, students will be returning to campus, and many will be living off campus and commuting to their classes. As in past years, parking at the University is very limited. This fall, commuters will find the parking availability further stressed. In the main lot, 40 parking spaces were removed this past summer to accommodate City of Portland bioswale requirements. Additionally, the construction of Dundon-Berchtold Hall will limit parking along the main entryway and create traffic issues for the next year and a half. To address these limitations, the University is enacting the following parking policy changes beginning this fall:
- Parking Permit Cost Increase: The cost of on-campus parking permits for students will be increasing this fall to $150 per academic year. Although this is an increase over the current rate of $100 per year, it is still substantially lower than other schools charge for parking permits. At Portland State University, students pay $390 per term to park on campus. At Lewis & Clark, a parking permit costs $173 per semester, or $346 per academic year.
- Franz Campus Parking Incentive: As an incentive for students who are willing to park in the Franz Campus parking lot (previously called the River Campus parking lot), the University is offering 100 free parking permits limited to that lot only. These permits will be available on a first come, first served basis beginning August 15.
- There is a shuttle that runs to and from the Franz Campus parking lot to the Pilot House and back, starting at 8 a.m. and running until 6 p.m.
- Alternative Transportation: Students, as well as faculty and staff, are encouraged to explore other options for their commute, including carpooling, cycling, or public transportation.
Please contact public safety at email@example.com for more information.
In October 2015, in an effort to provide a more flexible parking option for faculty and staff who must negotiate the potential for bringing different cars to campus from day to day, the Public Safety Department instituted a new style for parking permits. Currently, general faculty/staff parking is now a hangtag rather than a sticker. If you have not previously received notice about this change or simply have not made it in to change out your parking permit, please stop by at your earliest convenience. The older red and green stickers are no longer valid and may result in a citation.
For more information contact public safety at x7161 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To order to help address parking concerns in the University’s main lot, a new shuttle service will connect the main campus with the river campus parking lot starting October 3. All commuters are encouraged to take advantage of this expanded parking and the free shuttle. The shuttle will run continuously from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., and again from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. During hours that the shuttle is not running, please contact public safety at 7161 and they can provide service. The shuttle will pick-up and drop-off from the lower lot to the back of the Pilot house, with stops at Fields & Schoenfeldt and the Beauchamp Center along the way. Stops will be adjusted depending on demand and interest as the new service moves forward.
The lower lot can be accessed via McCosh St., which is the last right turn upon entering campus on Portsmouth.
For more information contact Jim Ravelli, University operations, at 7540 or email@example.com.
To comply with federal law, specifically the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University is required to report “statistics concerning the occurrence of the following criminal offenses reported to local police agencies, or to any official of the institution who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities: murder, sex offenses, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary and motor vehicle theft,” according to Gerald Gregg, public safety. In 2015, the Violence Against Women Act added dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking to the list of crimes that must be reported. The University must also report any of these offenses that were hate crimes, as well as any other hate crimes that may have resulted in bodily injury or fear of bodily injury.
For the purposes of the Clery Act, the law broadly defines campus security officials as an employee of the institution who “has significant responsibility for student and campus activities.” Pastoral or professional counselors are exempt from reporting these crimes. Yet, in the interest of providing a more complete picture of campus crimes, pastoral and professional counselors may voluntarily share information with security or police to include in the statistics. They do not need to identify the victim.
Employees who are not exempt from reporting and are aware of any crimes that occurred from January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015 that were not reported to law enforcement, the health center, Campus Ministry, or public safety must forward that information to Gregg no later than May 13, 2016. Location of the incident must be provided, and date of the incident if possible. A brief description of the incident is needed so it can be properly classified following guidelines established by the FBI Uniform Crime Report program.
For more information contact Gregg at x7161 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In an effort to make it easier for the University community to reach public safety to make inquiries or provide information, the public safety dispatcher can now receive text messages at any time, day or night. To send a text concerning a non-emergency situation, use the number 971.563.4341. A dispatcher will respond as soon as possible. Please remember that in an emergency situation it is important to call 911 and/or call the public safety emergency number at 503.943.4444.
All full-time employees are asked to complete the Employee Commute Options (ECO) Survey to help keep the University compliant with applicable laws requiring annual surveys of the transportation of UP employees. The ECO Survey is required to be completed every 2 years by the Department of Environmental Quality. This quick survey will help the University understand current commuting options and transportation needs. Thanks in advance for taking a few moments to complete this survey, which is used to help UP build better transportation options for the campus. All who complete the survey by Tuesday, March 29 will be entered into a drawing for one of three Fred Meyer’s gift cards.
The survey is available at this link.