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In case of an emergency, call 911

In case of an OSU campus emergency call 541-737-7000

Oregon State University recognizes the importance of maintaining a safe and secure learning environment for our students, scholars, staff and faculty members.  It is critical that everyone has an awareness of appropriate measures to be taken and procedures to follow to insure the safety of all.  These guidelines and procedures are provided to assist the campus community in recognizing emergent situations and taking proper actions to reduce exposure to risk and harm.

24-hour OSU Emergency Contact: call 541-737-7000

In case of an after-hours emergency, call this campus emergency number to reach the OSU Department of Public Safety. They will contact the International Programs staff for you.

When you call, ask the name of the person to whom you are speaking, then give that person the following information, speaking slowly and clearly:

  • Your name
  • Your location (including the name of country, province, city or town, and location within the city, such as street address)
  • How we can contact you (telephone number, fax number, e-mail address)
  • A brief explanation of the problem, and the type of help you are requesting

Immigration Emergency

The International Programs staff is here to support you while you are abroad or in the United States. We are available to talk with you if you have questions or concerns, or if an emergency situation arises.

Rights and Protections for Temporary Workers on a Visa

This important pamphlet is for certain employment or education-based nonimmigrants (Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Act) which educates on your rights and how to get help if needed. More information.

      Embassy Contact

      Emergency Contact Card

      An emergency contact card is an essential part of an emergency kit. If a natural disaster or other emergency were to take place, you should know whom to contact and where to go.

      • How to make an emergency contact card
      • Write your name, phone number, and home address on the card
      • Write the local phone numbers for the police, fire department and ambulance service
      • Print and include this webpage
      • Poison control phone
      • Your doctor's name and contact
      • Your health insurance number
      • Who to contact in an emergency: names, numbers, and language spoken (in your home country and the U.S.)
      • Embassy contact
      • Keep this information with you and leave a copy at home and with a friend/sponsoring department

      OSU Safety Information

      A safe and secure environment is made possible through each member of the Oregon State University community's involvement in crime prevention and sensible behavior. In order to have a safe and successful Oregon State University experience, each person must take responsibility to recognize one's own vulnerability to crime and reduce risks through preventive action and cooperation with Oregon State Police and the Department of Public Safety.

      Other Resources

        Emergency and Disaster Communication at OSU

        Information on how to update your information / links to receive timely Emergency Messages from OSU.

        OSU Alert System (requires ONID account)

        This system allows public safety officials to create emergency alerts that contain a recorded voice message, an email message, and a text message and send them to the current database of contact information for all employees and students. In crisis situations, the system will try all means of contacting each person in the database, and uses sophisticated means to verify contact so that we know we have reached everyone we could.

        Law Enforcement Frequently Asked Questions

        A handout which covers frequently asked questions about law enforcement agencies and what to do if you are stopped by police when driving or at your home.

        Benton County Emergency Services

        Working to assist emergency responders and promote community safety.  See suggestions for preparing yourself and your home in case of an emergency.

        Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

        The CDC maintains several departments concerned with occupational safety and health. 

        Benton County Health Department

        Benton County Health Department works to create and sustain the conditions in which all people in our community can be healthy.

        Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

        Disaster mitigation, preparedness, response, recovery, education, and references.

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