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. They remain on campus throughout the day and night treating and plowing as needed. CampusParc crews will also be on campus treating parking lots and garages, with garage rooftops remaining open, when possible. Learn more on the CampusParc website .
The safety of our campus community is always our top priority. Out of an abundance of caution and with the university’s focus on safety at top of mind, Mirror Lake has been temporarily drained. The lake will be refilled at a later date.
Mirror Lake is not intended or approved for recreational use of any kind or at any time. In 2015, Undergraduate Student Government approved a resolution calling for the end of the “Mirror Lake Jump.” The recent lake restoration, as well as this week’s draining, supports the university’s compelling commitment to end the Mirror Lake jump....
The Lantern recently sat down with Robert Armstrong, Ohio State’s director of emergency management and fire prevention, to discuss enhancements to emergency notificiations. Armstrong told the student newspaper that while Buckeye Alerts are already quick and effective, the university is always looking to make upgrades, like recently including Buckeye Alerts on new platforms such as desktop computers and the Ohio State mobile app.
The Ohio State University continues to make safety enhancements to better protect students, staff and faculty. WBNS 10TV recently spoke with Ohio State's Director of Emegrency Management and Fire Prevention, Robert Armstrong, and featured the safety upgrades.
He told 10TV that the university has improved communication options for students to receive Buckeye Alerts faster.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Crime reports on and near The Ohio State University’s Columbus campus generally increased in 2017, according to the university’s Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report.
Ohio State released the report Friday in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. The report contains data reported between Jan. 1, 2017, and Dec. 31, 2017 (see full report ).
University officials cited multiple factors for the increase in crime reports, including a continued focus on educating the campus community on where to make a report in an...
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will conduct a nationwide test on the backup date of October 3 (10/3) because of response efforts to Hurricane Florence. 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. It will have a header that reads "Presidential Alert" and text that says: “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.”
On Monday, October 1, a planned fire training exercise will occur near the former flower shop located at Kenny Road and Preston Avenue, just north of Lane Avenue. The Clinton Township Fire Department and other safety personnel will be on-site to perform the controlled burn training fire throughout the day. Safety is our top priority. Please anticipate heavy smoke coming from the area as well as possible lane closures, with two-way traffic maintained, along Kenny Road.
Ohio State's Department of Public Safety is now offering a new free safety app for students, faculty and staff.
The point of the Rave Guardian app is to protect students, faculty and staff with quicker alerts and safety notices. And users of the app can pick friends or family as a virtual guardian to follow them via GPS-tracking as they travel around campus.
Ohio State’s Department of Public Safety is now offering a new, free safety app for students, faculty and staff! Rave Guardian offers many benefits including faster delivery of Buckeye Alerts and safety notices via push-notifications. The app also allows you to select friends or family as a virtual guardian to follow you via GPS tracking, using a destination-based timer. Download today by searching “Rave Guardian” inside the Ohio State app.