The mission of the Department of Public Safety is to provide a safe campus for students, faculty, staff, and visitors of Oregon State University; to facilitate Oregon State University's educational, research, and community service goals; and to provide these services with the highest standards of professionalism.
Department of Public Safety officers patrol the campus and are responsible for the protection and safety of persons, property, and buildings on campus. They accomplish their mission through regular patrols of buildings and grounds and through campus crime prevention and safety education programs. They also conduct investigations, respond to campus incidents, building alarms, injuries or illnesses, fires, safety hazards, and calls for assistance: enforce University regulations; and coordinate with OSP on campus to provide assistance as needed.
Oregon State Police
The mission of the Oregon State Police is to develop, promote, and maintain protection of people, property, and natural resources of the State, and to enhance the safety and livability by serving and protecting its citizens and visitors through leadership, action, and coordination of Oregon's public safety resources.
Oregon State Police are uniformed officers who are responsible for law enforcement, criminal investigations, traffic enforcement, bicycle enforcement, accident response, crowd control, and crime prevention. Oregon State Police's authority to act comes from the Oregon Revised Statutes.
While the Oregon State University community and the city of Corvallis are considered friendly and relatively safe communities, neither is immune to the realities of the world. A safe and secure environment is made possible through each member of the Oregon State University community's involvement in crime prevention and sensible behavior.
In order to have a safe and successful Oregon State University experience, each person must take responsibility to recognize one's own vulnerability to crime and reduce risks through preventive action and cooperation with Oregon State Police and the Department of Public Safety .
Department of Public Safety & Oregon State Police Services
Uniformed OSP/DPS officers provide services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. These services include:
Emergency response to:
Crimes in Progress
Life threatening incidents
Marked Police Cars
Unmarked Police Cars
Crime and incident reporting that routinely provides data to:
Interested Community Members
State of Oregon
Campus Security Act
For more information on the Department of Public Safety and Oregon State Police please visit their website.
CARDV (Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence)
The mission of the Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence (CARDV) is...
To provide services and support to those affected by sexual and domestic violence, and
To provide education and leadership within the community to change the societal conditions that cultivate these forms of violence.
CARDV offers free and confidential services. These services include the following:
24-Hour Emergency Shelter
Educating to End Violence Presentations and Trainings
Restraining Order Assistance
Resources for Sexual Assault Survivors
To contact CARDV about their services call their 24-hour hotline at (541) 754-0110 or (800) 927-0197. One can also visit their website here.