While steps are taken to prevent emergencies on campus, there is a possibility they can still occur. In the event of an emergency, there are multiple information outlets people can seek out.


  • For emergencies, life-threatening situations, or crimes in progress: (P) 9-11
  • Non-emergency assistance and information on campus: University of Oregon Police Department, (P) 541-346-2919
  • Off-campus, for non-emergencies or to report past crimes: Eugene Police, (P) 541-682-5111

Information and Resources

Emergency Phones

Emergency phones (e-phone or call boxes) across campus provide an immediate connection to the UOPD dispatch center, which is staffed 24 hours a day. Officers are dispatched to e-phone activations regardless of an audible transmission from the call box. There are approximately 60 exterior emergency phones located across campus. 

Outdoor Call Boxes

Outdoor e-phones are typically mounted on yellow pedestals. A few can be found attached to sides of buildings. They are clearly marked with labels identifying them as emergency phones and have instructions for use. To improve the visibility of the e-phones at night, blue lights were added atop each location. These blue lights blink when the emergency phone is activated to aid UOPD officers in locating the distress call. When the red button is pushed, two-way communication is possible with a dispatcher and location information is also sent to emergency responders. 

Elevator Phones

Elevator phones are installed in all elevators on campus as required by state law. These phones are always located near the elevator controls. They work in similar fashion to other call boxes on campus and contact the dispatch center directly. Officers are dispatched immediately upon receiving a call. The location information is displayed to dispatchers so they can direct assistance.

Interior Building Call Boxes

Emergency phones are located in several larger buildings on campus in high traffic areas such as: Knight Library, Lawrence Hall (AAA Library area), Student Recreational Center, parking garages at Matthew Knight Arena and HEDCO, and other locations. Interior call boxes are yellow and operate by the push of a red button. After activation, two-way communication is established with the dispatch center, and officers are immediately dispatched to the scene.