Safety Messaging Toolkit

The safety of our campus community is our number one priority.  All are welcome to utilize the safety messaging toolkit below, which includes safety resources to share with others.

Buckeye Alert Fact Sheet

Active Shooter Response Poster

Active Shooter Response Video

Please watch the active shooter video for information about responding to an active shooter situation.

Emergency Procedures

Please read emergency procedures to learn more about what you should do during an emergency.

Safety Tips

Please read safety tips to learn more how to help make the campus safer for everyone.

E-newsletter Messages

Register to Receive Buckeye Alerts
If your cell phone number is already in Employee Self Service (for faculty/staff) or BuckeyeLink (for students), then you are automatically registered for the Buckeye Alert text messaging system. Faculty, staff and students have the ability to register up to two additional cell phone numbers to receive text message notifications. These additional phone numbers can belong to parents, spouses or anyone else they wish to include in the text message notifications.  In addition, you may also opt-in to receive notifications from multiple Ohio State campuses. More information about alert notices is available at


Watch Ohio State’s 'Surviving an Active Shooter' video
The safety of our campus community is our number one priority. While it's scary to think about, we want you to be prepared for an active shooter or armed aggressor situation. Please watch Ohio State’s educational video, "Surviving an Active Shooter,” to learn about the national "Run. Hide. Fight." best practice. We encourage everyone to report suspicious behavior to OSUPD by calling 614-292-2121 or 911 in emergencies.