Department of Public Safety

The OSU-Cascades Department of Public Safety provides security services to the faculty, staff and students at the OSU-Cascades campus.

A safe and secure environment is made possible through each member of the OSU-Cascades community's involvement in crime prevention and sensible behavior.

In order to have a safe and successful OSU-Cascades experience, each person must take responsibility to recognize one's own vulnerability to crime and reduce risks through preventative action and cooperation with the Department of Public Safety.

In Case of Emergency

Dial 9-1-1
Department of Public Safety is availalbe 24 hours, seven days a week. Dial 541-322-3110

Before emergencies occur, become familar with campus Emergency Management, Emergency Operations Plan and Emergency Procedures.

Emergency Notification

OSU-Cascades is part of the OSU Emergency Notification system (OSUAlert) and the Central Oregon Community College Emergency Notification System. Faculty, staff and students are strongly encouraged to subscribe in order to recieve notifications in the event an emergency.

Sign Up for OSU Alert
Sign up for OSU Alert to receive texts, phone calls and emails automatically.

OSU-Cascades Emergency Status
OSU Corvallis Listing of Alerts

Safety Escort

The Safety Escort program is available for students, faculty and staff who feel unsafe at night or during extreme weather conditions walking between the off-site lot, Graduate & Research Center, Annex and campus . In most circumstances, walking, public transit or bikeshare are safe travel options between those locations. Safety escorts are public safety officers and may walk, bike or use a public safety vehicle to provide the escort. Call 541-322-3110 for a safety escort. The service is offered:

Monday, Tuesday: 7 a.m. to midnight
Wednesday-Saturday: 7 a.m. to 3 a.m.
Sunday: 7 a.m. to midnight

Automated External Defibrillators

AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) have been installed in each building.

  • Tykeson Hall - Located next to elevator on all three floors
  • Graduate & Research Center - Located outside kitchen on first floor

Safety Committee

We encourage the OSU-Cascades community to provide feedback to the Safety Committee.  Contact with comments about safety policies or details about your safety concern. For more information visit the Safety Committee page.

Central Oregon Community College

The COCC Safety and Security Department provides security services to the faculty, staff and students on the COCC campus.
COCC Public Safety 24/7: 541-383-7272

COCC Emergency Notification System (ENS)
For information about the COCC Emergency Notification System, or to change your settings here.

COCC Alert Line at 541-383-7777
COCC Public Safety at 541-383-7272
or email