Personal Safety

Nothing is more important than personal safety of students, faculty, and staff at the university, and there are trainings available for individuals who want to build or strengthen skills for situational awareness and individual safety.  

Safety and Risk Services offers the following courses regularly and by request:

Violence Prevention and Active Shooter  

The training covers:

  • Potential warning signs for violent behavior
  • A video illustrating options for individuals facing with an incident of violence on campus
  • Information about law enforcement response capabilities for incidents of violence
  • An overview of preparedness activities at the campus wide level and steps that departments and individuals can take to be better prepared.

Contact: Emergency Management, 541-346-8070, uoem@uoregon.edu

In addition to in person training, this brief video covers the concept of "Run, Hide, Fight" in response to an active shooter incident.

watch the run, hide, fight video

Self Defense

Each year, UOPD presents the self-defense class "Rape Aggression Defense" (R.A.D.) in collaboration with the Substance Abuse Prevention Program.

R.A.D. is designed to provide students with information and effective, proven self-defense tactics that may prevent or repel physical attacks against women.

R.A.D. seeks to educate and instill confidence via three teaching methods: risk reduction principles, physical defensive techniques, and dynamic simulation. R.A.D.'s objective is to develop and enhance self defense options for women.

Read more about, or sign up for, Substance Abuse Prevention Program courses, including R.A.D.

For questions about R.A.D. contact Jared Davis (jmdavis@uoregon.edu; or call 541-346-2919 and ask to speak to or leave a message for Officer Davis).

PE & Rec also offers PEMA 115, a self defense course that emphasizes the three A’s of Self Defense: Awareness, Assessment and Action.

Contact PE & Rec for upcoming courses and registration.