Active threat training sessions are available to all UO employees

The Office of Safety and Risk Services will provide active threat training in March. The one-hour, in-person training will be conducted several times so many may attend. Employees should register in MyTrack selecting from the available dates and times. 

Additionally, Safety and Risk Services will conduct one virtual training, which also requires registration in MyTrack. The in-person and virtual options meet the same objectives and provide the same content.

For those who do not attend one of the upcoming sessions, supplemental videos are available to provide information and guidance for basic response steps in an active threat situation.

Safety and Risk Services has seen an increase in questions and requests for training since the Michigan State University incident. Due to the increase in requests, department-specific trainings are unavailable, but the March sessions are open for registration and available for any employee to attend. 

In 2008, the University of Oregon established prevention and response measures for active threats through the emergency management program. The university’s Incident Management Team is trained to respond to campus emergencies as a key component of the Emergency Operations Plan.

The threat assessment team also takes prevention measures by assessing individuals who may pose a threat to individuals at the UO. This team makes recommendations to help mitigate acts of violence and provides safety planning for individuals and departments who receive threats.