Safety is the university’s top priority and Facilities Operations and Development (FOD), CampusParc, Transportation & Traffic Management (TTM) and the Department of Public Safety work together to offer services during the winter months to keep you safe. As snow and ice start to collect, FOD teams are dispatched to treat campus roadways and sidewalks.
As The Ohio State University Police Division welcomes its newest K9, Ty, officers continue weekly training with their four-legged partners. The four K9s that make up OSUPD's K9 unit are all trained in explosives and patrol. Watch as they sweep the seventh floor of the Blackwell Hotel during a training exercise.
Ohio State’s Columbus campus has cancelled classes just 19 times since 1978, as the threshold for a class cancellation on a college campus is far higher than that of K-12. When considering whether to cancel in-person classes due to severe weather, information is gathered, and a recommendation is brought forward by the executive vice president and provost.
A Buckeye Alert system test will occur January 19. Students, faculty and staff on all Ohio State campuses will receive a text message that will be clearly identified as a test. Due to new texting requirements by cellular carriers, “Urgent Buckeye Alert” will now appear in the text to indicate the urgent nature of the message.
As reported by The Lantern, Ohio State's Department of Public Safety hosted its 4th annual Toys for Tots drive-through event to collect donations curbside on December 8, 2022.