Employees of Oregon higher education institutions are by law considered mandatory reporters of child abuse and neglect.  For a current and complete list of public or private officials who are mandatory reporters please refer to Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 419B.005.

Mandatory reporters, including all University employees, must report child abuse or neglect to either the Department of Human Services or law enforcement.


Make a Report:

For urgent or imminent safety concerns, including incidents involving possible child abuse or neglect, or to report a crime in progress, call 9-1-1.

For non-emergencies, call 1-855-503-SAFE (7233). This toll-free number allows you to report abuse of any child or adult to the Oregon Department of Human Services.


Post-Report :

OSU Mandatory Reporting Notification Form (for instances related to OSU authorized activities or affiliated persons)


Policies & Laws:

OSU Youth Program & Activity Guidelines

Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 419B.005

Oregon Revised Statue (ORS) 418 – Child Welfare Services (ORS 418.205 defines child)


Additional Resources:

Frequently Asked Questions

Definition of a Child (ORS 418.205)

Definitions of Child Abuse and Neglect

What is Child Abuse and Neglect?  Recognizing the Signs & Symptoms

Department of Human Services Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting webpage


Request Training:

For those who have more frequent contact with minors, you may schedule a tailored training for your group by contacting the Office of Youth Safety & Compliance at youthsafety.compliance@oregonstate.edu or call 541-737-9362.