Campus Safety

Multnomah University’s Campus Safety Department is located in the Campus Support Services Building. Safety officers are on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

You can reach a safety officer at any time by dialing ext. 6499 from any campus phone or by dialing 503.251.6499 from any other phone.

We are committed to providing key safety services to Multnomah University's community with the goal of keeping everyone as safe as possible. All officers are certified as Unarmed Professionals through the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.

Safety Services

  • 24-hour patrol
  • First Aid Response (all safety officers are Red Cross certified in First Aid, CPR and AED use).
  • Vehicle Lockouts – (Slim Jim)
  • Vehicle “club” check out
  • Jump Starts – Dead Batteries
  • Tire Inflation
  • Operation ID – Engraver Checkout for marking personal property

Campus Crime

The vast majority of crime that occurs on our campus comes from the neighborhood around us. Because we are located in a metropolitan area, we must be aware of the types of crimes that can and do occur in such a setting. As a whole, our campus is very safe and has lower occurrences of crime than our neighborhood. It is very important that each member of the campus community takes an active role in maintaining campus safety and security. Multnomah University’s Campus Safety Department maintains a close working relationship with Portland Police and other local law enforcement agencies.

The following precautions should be taken by everyone all the time:

  • Leave NOTHING in your car
  • Do not leave valuables unattended – this includes backpacks, book bags, computers, etc.
  • Report suspicious activity immediately to Campus Safety

Clery Act

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is the landmark federal law, originally known as the Campus Security Act, that requires colleges and universities across the United States to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses.

Because the law is tied to participation in federal student financial aid programs it applies to most institutions of higher education both public and private. It is enforced by the U.S. Department of Education. The "Clery Act" is named in memory of 19-year-old Lehigh University freshman Jeanne Ann Clery who was raped and murdered while asleep in her residence hall room on April 5, 1986.

Jeanne's parents, Connie and Howard, discovered that students hadn't been told about 38 violent crimes on the Lehigh campus in the three years before her murder. They joined with other campus crime victims and persuaded Congress to enact this law, which was originally known as the "Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990." For more information on this, please go to

Download Multnomah University’s latest annual crime report (Clery Report).

Crime Log

Per Federal Guidelines, Campus Safety is supposed to provide a Daily Crime Log for anyone who inquires.  

"The purpose of the daily crime log is to record criminal incidents and alleged criminal incidents that are reported to the Campus Safety department."

Publicize Availability: Let students and employees know that the log is available, what it contains and where it is. You may post a notice on your website, in your security office, in your student and employee handbooks or anywhere else it’s likely to be seen. 

Accessibility: The crime log for the most recent 60-day period must be open to public inspection, upon request, during normal business hours. You cannot require a written request. Anyone may have access to the log, whether or not they are associated with your institution. This includes the media. Make any portion of the log that is older than 60 days available within two business days of a request for public inspection. 

Report Missing Persons

Do you want to report a missing person?

In accordance with federal laws, an institution "must advise the campus community where law enforcement agency information provided by a State under section 14071(j)[2] of title 42, concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained, such as the law enforcement office of the institution, a local law enforcement agency with jurisdiction for the campus, or a computer network address". That information can be found here.