- I have an incident that I would like to report to Campus Safety. What is the preferred method for doing that?
There are several ways to report incidents to Campus Safety. For all in-progress crimes, contact 9-1-1 first and then contact us directly at (503) 251-6499. If you are in a situation in which you cannot give us a call, there is a Campus Safety Emergency Help icon downloaded on campus computers that you can fill out that will send a text notification to on-duty Campus Safety officers. For any cold (not in-progress) incidents/crimes, you may call or text us at the above-listed phone number, you may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or you may fill out a crime report.
- I saw a crime happen outside of Multnomah University’s property. Who do I call?
Campus Safety’s jurisdiction is limited to Multnomah University’s property. Any crimes that are witnessed off campus should be reported to 9-1-1 and any suspicious behavior should be reported to PPB Non-Emergency (503) 823-3333.
- How do I register my Vehicle?
Click here and follow the instructions provided on the website. Students will receive their parking permit(s) in the mail within 5-10 business days. Permits are sent to the mailing address provided during account creation. Drivers will be emailed a temporary parking permit immediately upon completion of one’s order.
- I locked myself out of my vehicle. Can Campus Safety help me with that?
Yes, Campus Safety is glad to assist individuals with vehicle lockouts, vehicle jump starts, and tire inflations on our property. All that is required is filling out a waiver of liability form that a Campus Safety Officer (CSO) will bring with them.
- I locked myself out of my residence hall. Can Campus Safety help me with that?
If roommates or friends are not available and waiting for them or exhausting other options are not feasible, Campus Safety officers can assist residents when they lock themselves out of their residences from 12:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Sunday through Saturday. Campus Safety will provide this service as a courtesy the first time it happens. Subsequent assistance may result in a financial penalty of $10.00 per occurrence, to be charged to the resident’s student account. For all other residence lockout assistance check with Student Life.
- Can I call Campus Safety for help regarding injuries?
Yes, in fact we would ask that any and all significant on-campus injuries be reported to us. All of our CSOs are certified through the Red Cross’s First Aid/CPR/AED courses. We have medical supplies at the ready and are able to provide care when requested. Please note, however, that we have not received the extent of training as that of EMTs, Paramedics, or Doctors and may suggest calling 9-1-1 or visiting a doctor depending on the nature and gravity of the injury.
- Does Multnomah University allow Concealed or Open Carry of Firearms?
No. At this time Multnomah University does not permit the open or concealed carry of firearms on its grounds or within its buildings. If you are found carrying a firearm while on Multnomah University property, and you are not an on-duty Police Officer, you will be asked to leave. After this point, if you are found carrying a firearm on MU property again, you may be reported to the Portland Police Bureau and charged with Criminal Trespass.
- Why can I not park my vehicle in 15-minute parking for an extended period of time?
The 15-minute parking area located next to the Campus Support Services building is intended for guests, drop-offs/pick-ups, furniture moving, and other temporary parking with quick access to the dorms. If we opened up this parking area for extended use to everyone, it would negate its intended purpose. While we cannot prevent people from parking here for longer than 15-minutes, we reserve, and regularly exercise, the right to issue citations to violators.
- I received a parking citation. What do I do?
There are two acceptable options from which to choose when you receive a parking citation: pay or appeal. In either scenario, citations must be resolved online here. Enter the citation number and the cited vehicle’s license plate, then choose one of the following options:Pay: Payments must be made by credit card. A 50% discount may be taken advantage of if the citation is paid within seven (7) calendar days of being issued. Conversely, a $10.00 late fee will apply if the citation is not paid within twenty-one (21) calendar days.
Appeal: Appeals must be submitted within ten (10) calendar days of the citation’s issuance date. Once the appeal period has expired, this option becomes forfeit and a non-negotiable fee is charged against the registered driver’s account. When you submit your appeal, explain how your actions did not constitute a violation by applying the parking regulation in question to the facts you explain in your appeal.
Appeals may be granted for two reasons:
1. There is substantial evidence the appellant did not commit the violation for which the citation was issued.
2. The appellant may have committed the violation, but circumstances were not under the appellant’s control and prior to being issued the ticket, the appellant made an attempt to notify Campus Safety of the situation.
Students will be notified via their registered email of the status of their appeal.
- What happens if I do not pay my parking citation?
Students who receive a parking citation and either have not submitted an appeal within the allotted timeframe, or have no grounds for appeal, will have a fine levied against their account. Unpaid citations may result in a hold placed on a student’s account preventing registration and/or receiving grades. Unregistered vehicles with multiple outstanding fines may be ran through the Oregon DMV in order to determine the vehicle’s owner, and in rare instances the car may be booted and/or towed at the owner’s expense.