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Campus Public Safety is accepting applications at this time.

                What does a CPS Student Agent do?


  • Locking Buildings 25%
  • Patrolling Campus by Vehicle 15%
  • Assisting the Campus Community 15%
    (Vehicle Assists, Escorts, Unlocks)
  • Responding to Radio Calls 15%
  • Patrolling Residence Halls on Foot 10%
  • Patrolling Campus Grounds on Foot 10%
  • Writing Reports 5%
  • Other / Parking Enforcement 5%


  • Utilize portable radios and learn radio codes and procedures
  • Safely operate department vehicles while being observant of activities happening on campus
  • Communicate effectively by talking with people on campus by:
    • Giving directions
    • Answering questions about SOU and CPS
    • Create positive public relations
    • Handling cases with professionalism
  • Enforce university rules and regulations
  • Know, understand, and enforce Oregon law
  • Participate in training such as defensive tactics, conflict simulation, first aid, and criminal law
  • Acquire CPR/AED and First Aid Certification (provided)
  • Write accurate and comprehensive reports


Application Process

The Campus Public Safety Department would like to welcome you to our Student Agent application process. Please follow the directions exactly. Failure to follow the directions could result in your elimination from hiring process.

  1. Complete and return the attached forms. Click on the blue link to download, print and fill out.
    1. Application
    2. Letter of understanding : Do not sign the Letter of Understanding unless in the presence of a Notary.
      This service is available at the front counter during regular business hours.
  2. Submit a statement in your own handwriting explaining why you want this position.
  3. Submit proof of a valid driver's license. Photocopying both sides of your license will be adequate.

If you have any questions, please refer them to Officer Robert Gibson, e-mail ( or at 552-6258. If Officer Gibson is not available, please leave a message and he will return your phone call as soon as possible.



  1. Applicant must be 18 years of age or older at the time of submitting application.
  2. Pass a background investigation.
  3. Maintain a minimum of 12 credit hours a term for a non-graduate student or maintain 9 credit hours a term for a graduate student. Summer is exempt from this requirement.
  4. Maintain a minimum G.P.A. of 2.0 for classes taken.
  5. Maintain a valid driver's license and good driving record.
  6. Be able to perform all duties and job tasks.
  7. Be dependable, trustworthy, honest, and have a high moral code both on duty and off-duty.
  8. Maintain a professional appearance at all times.


  1. Work 20 hours per week, 52 weeks per year (time off to be prearranged).
  2. Work varying shifts during the 24 hour day. You must work shifts you are scheduled to work based on your class schedule availability.
  3. Work when asked to do so for any unforeseen emergencies, or special events.
  4. Willing to work on holidays, during breaks & summers.
  5. Enforce parking regulations.
  6. Secure and unlock buildings and respond to any assist call you might receive.


  1. A room in university housing and a large meal plan for your scheduled 20 hours a week of work. NOTE: The value of the room and board benefits are reportable to the Financial Aid Office and may be considered as a form of financial assistance.
  2. Receive an hourly wage for any hours worked over 20 hours during the work week.
  3. Receive a fixed amount for any time the dining facility is not open at least two meals during the holidays.