Corvallis and Oregon State University are very safe places. Here are some tips to stay extra safe.

Blue Light Emergency Phones

These phones are placed around campus for quick communication with Campus Security. If you need an immediate help from Campus Security, push the red button on the phone.


This is a free service for all OSU students. They provide transportation to, from, or around campus at night, throughout the Corvallis and Philomath communities. 

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Important Phone Numbers

Campus Security (Emergency)


Use this number only when you or others are in an imminent threat or danger on campus.

Campus Security (Non-Emergency)


Use this number when you need help with the following:

  • Bike lock cuts
  • Bike registration
  • Lost and found
  • Safe escorts
  • Vehicle jumpstarts

Off-Campus Emergency


Use this number only when you or others are in an imminent threat or danger off campus.

 Campus Safety Tips

  During an emergency, follow the green Exit signs to leave building.

  Only pull a fire alarm if you see fire or smoke in a building. You can be arrested
        for pulling a fire alarm if there is no fire.

  At night, use well-lit and well-traveled routes and avoid dark, empty areas.

  Travel with a friend or in a group.

  Campus Security can provide personal escorts, vehicle jump-starts, and
         building access.

  Report any suspicious activity to Campus Security immediately.

Protecting Your Property

  Do not leave any items unattended; even textbooks may be stolen.

  Always keep your OSU ID card with you and safe, as a thief could use the
        money that is on the card to make purchases on campus.

  Always lock the windows and door to your room when you leave.

  Always lock your car when you are not using it and do not leave valuable
         items in your car.

  Do not carry a lot of cash with you.

Protect Yourself From Scams

Every year, thousands of people lose money to scams. Unfortunately, scammers often target international students. Please educate yourself on scams to be able to recognize them as well as to protect yourself and others from them.

Scam pamphlet

Scam pamphlet in Chinese

Scam pamphlet in Arabic

Recognizing and Reporting Scams