Effective July 1, all OSU Institute of Technology on-campus emergencies will need to be reported to 911 by dialing 9-1-1 on your personal phone, or 9-9-1-1 if using an on-campus landline phone.
The OSUIT Campus Police phone number, 918-293-5000, will continue to be used for non-emergency assistance such as vehicle or building unlocks and jump starts.
This change will improve dispatch response time and assistance through the use of Okmulgee County 911 Center dispatchers.
In the event of an emergency, dispatchers will answer calls and direct OSUIT Police officers as it relates to on-campus emergencies. This benefits the campus community in an emergency situation since the 911 dispatchers are certified and trained to provide emergency medical assistance until first responders arrive.
Area dispatchers are also able to direct Okmulgee County Sheriff’s Officers and Okmulgee City Police to a scene should the need for a joint response arise. This will result in a much safer and more accountable system for all parties.
“The biggest takeaway is this change will allow for better response times,” said Matthew Wooliver, OSUIT Campus Police Chief. “This will keep our campus safer and allow trained professionals to navigate emergencies.”
OSUIT’s Campus Police’s mission is to ensure the campus is a safe environment for students to learn, employees to work and guests to visit without concern for their personal safety.
If assistance is needed in a non-emergency, OSUIT Campus Safety can continue to be reached at 918-293-5000. This will remain the primary contact for Behavioral Consultation Team, Crisis Management Team and Inclement Weather Team.
In addition to this update, the Campus Safety Office has returned to its original location in building 105 on campus with access to the police department lobby through the single door on the north side of the building.
For more information regarding campus safety, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit osuit.edu/safety.