With more than 26,000 enrolled students, Portland StateUniversity is easily the largest university in Oregon. It is alsoan “open” university, meaning PSU and downtown Portland mergefreely without any tangible barriers between them.
* First and foremost, be aware of your surroundings.
* In addition to being available 24 hours a day, seven days aweek, to ensure the safety of students and alumni on campus, CPSOalso offers special services such as door unlocks with the rightverification, evening escorts after regular business hours and lostand found.
* There are a number of emergency telephones on campus (withblue lights on top). Keep your eyes open and take note of wherethese phones are located. In case of an emergency, dial (503)725-4404 for Public Safety, or dial 911. Remember, there is nocharge for dialing 911.
* Most thieves are highly opportunistic. Keep track of yourpersonal belongings and don’t leave them lying around. You shouldtry, if possible, to engrave your name into your belongings. Reportstolen property immediately.
* When walking at night try to stay in well-lit and populatedareas. Don’t go out alone. Once again, be aware of yoursurroundings.
* Bicyclists: bike thefts are relatively common on campus. CPSOrecommends the purchase of a sturdy lock from your local bicyclesupply store (U-locks are highly recommended). Try to make the taskof stealing your bike as difficult as possible. This may includeremoving your front and rear wheels, as well as your seat, andlocking them to the frame.
These tips were provided by the PSU Campus Public Safety Office.Additional information is available on CPSO’s website atwww.cpso.pdx.edu or you can reach them by telephone at theirnon-emergency number (503) 725-4407.