A variety of resources are utilized to disseminate critical information in the case of an emergency. CODE RED is available to all campus faculty, staff, and students, and you can register your phone to receive a text message and/or voicemail through your Okey account at Other communication methods include:

  • Tornado Sirens
  • University Email
  • Cable Override
  • Calling Trees
  • University Voicemail System
  • Radio Stations
  • Weather Radios

Oklahoma State University makes every effort to protect the safety of the campus and larger community through educational training efforts, crisis and disaster preparation, and structural mitigation. However, safety is ultimately the responsibility of each individual. Use your own common sense and good judgment in assessing risks and taking appropriate action. The information provided in this guide is exactly that, a guide for actions to take in a crisis. You are responsible for your own safety.

In any emergency, dial 911 for immediate assistance. If you dial 911 from your cell phone, even if on campus, you may reach the Stillwater Police. Tell the dispatcher your location and s/he will direct your call to the proper authorities. Dialing 744-6523 will always reach the OSU Police Department, but it is a non-emergency number.