Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report 2016

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September 30, 2016

Dear University of Oregon Community Member:

In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The 2016 Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online in PDF form for download at http://police.uoregon.edu/annual-report.

The report includes crime statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on Clery geography, to include on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University of Oregon; and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. Fire statistics for the previous three calendar years are included.

The report also provides information regarding campus security and safety, for example, prevention and response to sexual assault and other serious crimes, crime prevention and security awareness information, crime reporting procedures, substance abuse prevention and education, campus and community services and resources for employees and students who are victims of crime, fire safety and emergency and evacuation procedures, as well as other matters of importance to the campus community.

Campus and community resources for crime survivors are available for students at safe.uoregon.edu and for employees at http://hr.uoregon.edu/hr-programs-services/campus-and-community-resources-employees. Prevention programs and efforts are listed at prevention.uoregon.edu.

Other resources and information are available on the University of Oregon Police Department (UOPD) website at police.uoregon.edu.

You may request a paper copy of the 2016 Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report from UOPD at 541-346-0670, or write to the department at 6220 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-6220.

Suspicious Odor – Klamath Hall

Klamath Hall was evacuated at 11:13 a.m. Tuesday, July 26 after a suspicious odor was reported in the building. Eugene/Springfield Fire Department, University of Oregon Police, and UO Environmental Health and Safety staff responded immediately to investigate.

The non-hazardous odor was identified as a material contractors were using in a water pipe project in the building. People were allowed to re-enter the building about 12:15 p.m.

All-clear.

Campus power outage July 13, 2:20 p.m.

A power outage has been reported on the University of Oregon campus, affecting the following buildings (list updated 5:50 p.m.): Allen, Chapman, Chiles, Computing Center, Deady, Fenton, Friendly, Gerlinger Annex, Gilbert, Hendricks, Johnson, Collier House, Knight Library, Lawrence West, Lillis, Museum of Art, Music, Peterson, Susan Campbell, Villard.

Update 2:48 p.m.: Knight Library has been evacuated after a general fire alarm was triggered by a burst steam pipe in a lower level mechanical room. Eugene/Springfield Fire Department, UO Campus Operations, and UO Safety and Risk Services responded, and steam to the location was shut off.

Update 4:15 p.m.: Knight Library will remain closed for the night.

Update 4:23 p.m.: Recent UOAlert! message issued with a four-hour estimate for power restoration; crews continue testing and more information will be provided when available.

Update 5:30 p.m.: Electricians continue to investigate the original power outage and are attempting repair. Cause and time of repair are unknown, and could exceed the previous four-hour estimate issued at 4:23 p.m. The testing process must be done very gradually and carefully to minimize the risk to workers and buildings and equipment. When the trouble issue is identified and repaired, power will need to be brought back gradually to groups of buildings to also minimize potential damage or fuse failures.

Update 5:36 p.m.: The Student Recreation Center will close the pool an hour earlier than normal, at 6:00 p.m.

Update 5:50 p.m.: Allen Hall was added to the list of buildings without power; it lost power at the same time as the others at 2:20 p.m., but had not been included in the initial internal report.

Update: 9:00 p.m.: Electrical crews have identified the problem as a faulty cable in an underground electrical vault, and have re-routed power through a sound feeder line. Power is gradually being restored to all the affected buildings, and classes and offices will be fully functional Thursday morning. Knight Library will re-open Thursday morning at its regular time.

Any UO departments that experience computer network problems Thursday morning should call 541-346-NETS for help.

The burst steam pipe below Knight Library was found to not be related to the power outage.

Road closures continue post-Trials

University of Oregon employees and visitors beware: road closures around Hayward Field and the east side of campus remain in effect through July 22, as the massive structures erected for the Olympic Track and Field Trials and fan festival are dismantled and trucked away.

Maps of day-by-day road and parking closures are still available: http://arcg.is/1Ry8ghN

15th Avenue from Agate Street to University Street, and Agate Street south from 13th Avenue to 18th Avenue are closed through July 17. Agate Street going north only is open between 15th and 13th avenues.

NO cars or bikes should attempt to drive through the closed areas, which are marked by signs, fences and security barricades. Trucks and construction equipment are constantly in motion disassembling Trials infrastructure, loading and hauling it away. The area is extremely dangerous as the heavy equipment and material moves around, and so remains closed. Deliveries, commercial traffic, and regular campus travel all must use alternate routes and respect the road closures.