Safety & Security Information

The Umpqua Community College Campus is considered to be a safe and secure place for higher learning. We want everyone to be safe and secure.

Campus Security is available 24 hours a day: (541) 440-7777

UCC Security Department provides:

  • 24-hour patrol and protection services
  • Personal safety escort services
  • First aid station
  • Jump start battery pack
  • Lost and found

Safety Policies


A person owning or having under their control a dog or cat on the property of the College shall have a leash suitably attached to said animal so as to restrain its movements. Such animals, except those used by the College for the purpose of instruction, service animals and those used for assistance registered with the Office of Accessibility Services, or those used by law enforcement personnel shall only be permitted in college buildings with prior authorization of Umpqua Community College Security. Other animals will be allowed on campus by approval of Umpqua Community College Security only. All animals must remain with their owner and be suitably restrained at all times. Law enforcement may be called if animals are left in vehicles. Any person walking an animal must carry an instrument suitable for removing and disposing of feces.

Bikes, Skateboards & Motorcycles

Specially designated parking areas are provided for motorcycles on campus. Bicycle racks are provided in numerous locations around campus. Individuals shall not chain bikes to posts, pipes, trees, etc. Bicycles must be walked, not ridden, through the interior areas of the Umpqua Community College campus. Foot traffic is the primary means of transportation within the internal passageways of the campus. For safety purposes, individuals should not use wheeled conveyances (other than disabled conveyances) such as skateboards, bikes, roller skates, roller blades, scooters, etc., at any time.

Dangerous Devices

Possession, use, or threatened use of firearms (including but not limited to BB guns, air guns, water pistols, and paint guns) ammunition, explosives, dangerous chemicals, or any other objects as weapons on college property, except as expressly authorized by law or college regulations, is prohibited.

Possession of knives with a blade longer than 4” is prohibited.

Brandishing weapons is prohibited.

Misuse of personal defensive weapons – e.g., pepper spray, etc. is prohibited. The owner is responsible and accountable for any misuse of these devices.

Drugs & Alcohol

No person may use any intoxicant or controlled substance (unless prescribed by physician), nor appear under the influence of such at any Umpqua Community College facility. Alcohol may not be consumed by any person at any Umpqua Community College facility except at an event that has been approved to serve alcohol by the College President. A violation of this policy may result in disciplinary action up to and including expulsion from classes, employee discipline, and disqualification from use of campus facilities. Alcohol may be given as gifts or auctioned, but may not be opened on any Umpqua Community College facility.


Harassment on Umpqua Community College property or at college sponsored or supervised activities, because of another person’s race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation, or for other reasons accomplished by (1) intentionally subjecting another person to offensive physical contact other than self-defense, or (2) specifically insulting another person in his or her immediate presence with abusive words or gestures when a reasonable person would expect that such act would cause emotional distress or provoke a violent response is prohibited.

Any type of harassing behavior is not tolerated and is grounds for immediate dismissal from all college facilities.


Hazing is prohibited at Umpqua Community College.

Hazing means any method of initiation into a student group or any pastime or amusement engaged in with respect to such a group that causes, or is likely to cause, bodily danger or physical harm, to any student or other person attending any institution of higher education. Excluded from this definition are “customary athletic events or other similar contests or competitions.”


Sexual misconduct is clearly inconsistent with the purpose of an academic community, and is in violation of the Student Code of Conduct, as well as a violation of State and Federal laws. Sexual misconduct includes, but is not limited to unwanted verbal contact (including telephonic and voice mail) written mail (including electronic e-mail) pictorial or physical contact or a sexual nature which a reasonable person would consider intimidating, hostile, offensive, and/or which adversely affects the learning environment of campus.

The Umpqua Community College Security Department should be notified as soon as practical of any incident of sexual assault or sexual misconduct that occurs on campus. The well being of the victim is the primary concern of the Department. The Department will offer guidance to assist with evidence preservation and will also notify the appropriate law enforcement authorities.

Tobacco Use

UCC is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking or other tobacco usage is permitted in designated areas only (see Campus Map). Tobacco use on other college property or improper disposal of smoking materials may result in disciplinary action or a $25.00 fine.

For more information, please contact UCC Safety/Security personnel or pick up a Tobacco Free Campus brochure from the Student Center.

Safety Tips for Anytime, Anywhere

  • Lock vehicle and keep all valuables out of sight
  • Walk in groups when possible
  • Walk in well-lit areas
  • Always be aware of your surroundings
  • Have keys ready before you arrive at your vehicle
  • Don’t look like a victim – walk briskly and with confidence

Download a comprehensive personal safety tips document.

Safety Committee

The College Safety Committee meets monthly to address occupational safety and health issues. The purpose of the committee is to bring members of the college community together in a non-adversarial, cooperative effort to promote safety and health. Student representatives are members of the committee. The meetings are open to anyone.


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