About Safety and Risk Services

"Helping the university plan for the best and mitigate the worst"

The Safety and Risk Services (SRS) unit's charge is to assist the University of Oregon in safeguarding life, human health, and the environment, as well as reduce the university’s vulnerability to events that may prevent the university from achieving its core mission of instruction, research, and public service.

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Professional and Consultive Services: Provides specialized expertise for a wide range of activities that help the university measure, analyze, and address a variety of hazards, risks, and safety-related issues.

Coordination and Facilitation Services: Coordinates synchronize and streamlines intra-departmental teams’ workflow, creating efficiencies across the university community.

Analysis and Planning Services: Provides innovative data-collection, analysis, and programming expertise that helps create systems and processes to identify risks, inefficiencies, and bottlenecks across the university.

Enterprise Risk Management: Identifies and calculates the value of risks, finds ways to mitigate them financially, and manages the recovery process when events occur.

Crisis Response Leadership: Provides expertise and guidance to the university community to manage the logistical, fiscal, planning, operational, safety, and myriad issues involved during incidents and emergencies. 


  • Be comprehensive: Consider all hazards, all phases (e.g., mitigation, loss prevention, response, continuity of operations, and recovery), and all impacts relevant to crises and disasters. 

  • Foresight: Anticipate future risks and take preventive and preparatory measures to build a resilient campus. 

  • Risk-driven and data-driven: Use sound risk-management principles and data in assigning priorities and resources.

  • Integrate: Ensure unity of effort among all levels of administration and all elements of the campus community.

  • Collaboration: Create and sustain broad and sincere relationships to encourage trust, advocate a team atmosphere, build consensus, and facilitate communication. 

  • Coordination: Synchronize the activities of all relevant partners to achieve a common purpose. 

  • Productive: Generate results, benefits, and products to protect the mission of the university.

  • Flexibility: Use creative and innovative approaches to problem-solving.