Campus Status and Emergency Information

National Emergency Alert Test - Aug. 11

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will conduct a nationwide emergency alert test on August. 11. During this time, wireless emergency alerts (WEA) compatible cell phones will receive a test message. This is not a Buckeye Alert, but many students, faculty and staff will receive the test message. The text will say “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.” The test is intended to ensure public safety officials have the methods and systems that will deliver urgent alerts and warnings to the public in times of an emergency or disaster. A back-up testing date is scheduled for August 25.

Read the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Press Release (link is external) for more information.



Preparing for Emergency Situations

If a Buckeye Alert is issued, information will be posted on this page and on Emergency Management’s Twitter account @OSU_EMFP and Facebook account.

Below is a brief overview of safety resources to help prepare you for emergency situations:

  • Active Aggressor Video
  • Safety Messaging Toolkit
  • About Alert Notices
  • Buckeye Alert Desktop Pop-ups – As an additional resource to provide the campus community with safety information, Buckeye Alerts will be shared via a pop-up message on select public desktop computers on campus. These computers include machines located in pool classrooms (those managed through University Registrar Classroom Scheduling), computer labs and libraries. The desktop pop-up message will contain the same information that is shared in Buckeye Alerts sent via text message. Users may close the message after it appears on their screen.


Follow Emergency Management on Twitter @OSU_EMFP