Timely Warnings

When a Clery Act crime occurs on Clery Act geography that may be an ongoing threat to the campus community, a Timely Warning is issued so students and employees can take steps to protect themselves from similar crimes. Each incident is evaluated on a case-by-case basis, keeping in mind the type and location of the crime and whether or not the incident is an ongoing or serious threat to the campus community. Anyone with information about an ongoing or serious threat to campus safety should immediately call the DPS Dispatch Center at 541-737-7000.

Timely Warnings are sent through the OSU Alert system. OSU’s Recorded Information Line (541-737-8000), the OSU Alert website, and social media may serve as additional distribution systems. A description of the incident, the recommended protective measures, and relevant campus resources are included in the message. Oregon State University will keep the names of victims confidential when issuing a Timely Warning, and will honor the victim’s description of the suspect. In narrow circumstances, such as when a suspect is targeting a particular group or a specific location, some identifiable information may be included.

All university students and staff are automatically signed up to receive Timely Warnings through their university issued email accounts. To sign up for text messages, phone calls, or to add additional phone numbers or email addresses (parents, spouses, etc.), students and employees can manage their account at https://oregonstate.edu/alerts/osu-alert-portal using their ONID email and password.

 

Emergency Notifications

Upon confirmation of a significant emergency or a dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees occurring on campus, Oregon State University will, without delay, and taking into account the safety of the community, determine the content of the Emergency Notification and initiate the notification system, unless issuing a notification will, in the professional judgment of responsible authorities, compromise efforts to assist a victim or to contain, respond to or otherwise mitigate the emergency. To report a significant emergency or a dangerous situation on the Corvallis campus, dial 911 or contact the Department of Public Safety Dispatch Center at 541-737-7000.

Emergency Notifications will include details about which segment of the campus community is affected, a description of the incident, and recommended measures the campus community should take to protect themselves, such as evacuation, avoiding certain areas/buildings, or sheltering-in-place. For more information about how to respond to specific types of emergency situations, please go to the Emergency Management website, http://emergency‌.ore‌gon‌state.edu/. Situations are evaluated on a case-by-case basis and will be continually assessed until the incident is resolved.

OSU Alert is the primary distribution system for Emergency Notifications. All university students and staff are automatically signed up to receive OSU Alerts through their university issued email accounts. To sign up for text messages, phone calls, or to add additional phone numbers or email addresses (parents, spouses, etc.), students and employees can manage their account at https://oregonstate.edu‌/alerts/osu-alert-portal using their ONID email and password. OSU’s Recorded Information Line (541-737-8000), the OSU Alert website (http://main.‌oregonstate.edu/alerts), vehicle public announcement systems, and social media may serve as additional distribution systems and are used to disseminate emergency information to the larger community.