Staying safe on campus

Campus public safety

The Portland State campus has its own branch of law enforcement authority, the Campus Public Safety Office. These officers have “stop and frisk” and “probable cause arrest” authority. They are not armed, but they have the authority to arrest anyone on campus involved in illegal activity. Their responders have direct connection to the emergency 911 system.

Campus public safety officers provide emergency and nonemergency assistance, including medical emergencies and escort requests.
These campus public safety officers typically refer minor student offenses to PSU’s Division of Student Affairs. Major offenses like robbery, theft or assault are passed on to the Portland Police Bureau. The PPB has final jurisdiction over the PSU campus.
The CPSO headquarters is located in Suite 148 in the southeast corner of Shattuck Hall, near the corner of Southwest Broadway and College Street.

Location & contact:
1914 S.W. Park Ave., Suite 148, Portland, Or 97201
Emergency: 503-725-4404
Nonemergency: 503-725-4407
Fax: 503-725-5593
Email: [email protected]

Coffee with the Chief

CPSO Chief Phillip Zerzan invites students to join him for coffee every other Thursday morning at 10 a.m. in Parkway North on the first floor of Smith Memorial Student Union. Zerzan engages with attendees about issues of safety on campus and answers any questions that come up.

Upcoming dates for Coffee with the Chief, 10–11 a.m.:

Aug. 7, 2014
Aug. 21, 2014
Sept. 4, 2014
Sept. 18, 2014
Oct. 2, 2014
Oct. 16, 2014
Oct. 30, 2014
Nov. 13, 2014
Dec. 11, 2014

Emergency blue light phones
In various locations on campus, students can find phones with bright blue lights shining above them. In the event of injury, danger or other emergency needs, these blue light phones connect directly to the CPSO by pushing the call button or by simply picking up the phone—no dialing necessary. Even if dispatchers hear nothing on the other end, officers will automatically report to the blue light location for assistance.

PSU alert notification service
PSU students can opt into a campus emergency communication system. The alert system sends notifications to email addresses and cell phones when the campus is experiencing building emergencies, potentially unsafe circumstances, extreme weather, unscheduled campus closure or the activation of emergency response teams. Students can sign up for this service through their Odin accounts.

PSU student safety groups
PSU has several student groups that focus on specific areas of safety on campus. These include the Student Alliance for Sexual Safety, Students for Sensible Drug Policy, and Students Active for Ending Rape.

In addition, the PSU Safety Committee, which consists of student and university employees, acts as an advisory group for safety-related incidents and concerns on campus.

Please refer to this list of important safety contacts

211 Community Resource Helpline: 503-226-3099
Bradley-Angle House Crisis Line: 503-281-2442
Campus Security (Emergency): 503-725-4404
Campus Security (Nonemergency): 503-725-4407
Center for Student Health and Counseling: 503-725-2800
Crisis Hotline: 503-235-5333
Crisis Hotline Clackamas County: 503-655-8724
Sexual Assault Resource Center: 503-640-5311
Women’s Resource Center: 503-725-5672

Resources for Pregnancy Testing and Counseling

Student Health & Counseling – Portland State University
Provides pregnancy testing and non-judgemental counseling regarding all of your options.
Cost: For students with PSU insurance (or those taking 5+ credits): Free
For PSU students without insurance or a different insurance: $13.00 for pregnancy testing
Location: 880 SW 6th Ave., Suite 20 University Center Building Phone: 503-725-2800

Planned Parenthood
pregnancy testing and non-judgmental counseling regarding all of your options.
Pregnancy testing for a suggested $10 donation but will not turn down if you cannot pay. Location: NE Portland Center, 3727 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard

Lovejoy Surgicenter
Provides pregnancy testing and non-judgemental counseling regarding all of your options.
Walk-in pregnancy test free for anyone
Location: 933 NW 25th Avenue
Phone: 503-221-1870, 800-752-6189

Downtown Women’s Center
Provides pregnancy testing and non-judgemental counseling regarding all of your options.
Pregnancy testing for free, no walk-ins.
Location: 511 SW 10th Ave., Suite 905
Phone: 503-224-3435, 800-742-9202

Crisis pregnancy centers

Northeast Halsey, Portland: 503-256-0808
Lloyd Center, Portland: 503-284-1977
Southeast Portland: 503-777-7097
Gresham: 503-666-6527
Beaverton: 503-643-4503
Clackamas: 503-659-3336