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Undergraduate representative Ian Walker, Speaker of the house Carol Moreno and Congressional clerk Tatyanna Statum attending ASOSU’s last meeting of the academic year. 

ASOSU representative fails to gain support for concealed carry resolution

Matthew Brooks, News Contributor
June 3, 2019

A resolution introduced this term in the Associated Students of Oregon State University Congress led to discussions about the concealed carry policy on campus, but was ultimately not adopted by the student...

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OSU sees increase in reported sexual assaults from 2016 to 2017

Lauren Sluss, News Contributor
November 5, 2018

Data released by Oregon State University shows that the number of reported sexual assaults on or near campus more than doubled from 2016 to 2017, as published by the 2018 Annual Security and Fire Safety...

The front doors of the Office of Student Life sit under a brick arch on the west side of Snell Hall. This program is dedicated to helping OSU students succeed in development and education.

Sexual assault alerts, education reaches students via timely warnings

Delaney Shea, News Reporter
July 16, 2018

There were 14 reported sexual assaults on the Oregon State University Corvallis campus in 2016, according to the 2017 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. A study by the Association of American Universities...

Blue Emergency Light

Emergency blue lights provide nighttime safety

Stefanie Gamboa, Practicum Contributor
May 21, 2018

OSU Corvallis campus ranked safest college campus in country.Universities and colleges have been installing blue light systems throughout campuses for a number of years. These emergency lights allow students,...

Captain Michael Vanderlaan, an instructor in the Air Force ROTC, helps cadets practice responsibility when handling weapons.

OSU evaluates social media monitoring, enforces strict weapons rules after threats

Joe Wolf, Engagement Editor
April 9, 2018

When Oregon State University administrators become aware of dangerous situations, from severe weather to threats of violence, the campus community is notified through emails, texts and, depending on the...

Robert Lohman, second year student studying business, holds his family’s firearm, which is kept at his family’s home. Oregon State University restricts firearms on university property.

OSU policies restrict firearms on campus

Joe Wolf, Engagement Editor
April 1, 2018

Exceptions include on-duty law enforcement officers, ROTC members.From state and federal laws to Oregon State University policies, courts have ruled that restrictions on firearms must be balanced with...

Timely Warnings vs Emergency Notifications

Law enforcement encourages students to speak up about suspicious activity

Joe Wolf, Engagement Editor
March 12, 2018

University working to improve threat detection, timely warnings.Some students saw the threats online. Others heard about them from friends. But when a former Oregon State University student threatened...

A Corvallis Police officer stands behind a Corvallis Police vehicle. According to Corvallis Police Sergeant Joel Goodwin, individuals often react inappropriately while interacting with officers after receiving legal violation warnings, which can make the situation larger than it needs to be. 

Halloweekend creates influx of people, higher likelihood of legal violations

Police advise students how to act when approached by officers in regards to noise complaints, Minor In Possession tickets.Scaley mermaids, black cats and rowdy television characters crowd the streets....

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