Our emergency protocols include:
- Ohio Wesleyan uses the OWU ALERT / Connect-ED emergency contact system to allow administrators and Public Safety officials to notify the campus community of urgent situations via simultaneous telephone, e-mail, and text messages.
- Emergency calling trees exist in multiple areas, including the use of cellular telephones to ensure contact with key individuals.
- OWU’s Public Safety Department, located in the center of our residential community, provides 24-hour safety services.
- A Residential Life staff member is available at all times to respond to emergency situations within residential facilities. Emergency coverage is provided by on-call, full-time Residential Life Coordinators who live in the residence halls and by Resident Assistants and Moderators who also live within the facilities. A contact phone number is posted in each residential area for the RA or Moderator on call.
- Nine emergency call boxes exist on campus that connect directly to OWU’s Public Safety Department. A light on top of each call box is activated when a call is placed.
- Between Slocum and Elliott Halls on the academic (east) side of campus.
- Between Hayes Hall and Smith West on the residential (west) side of campus.
- Between 23 Williams Drive and 20 Williams Drive (Delta Tau Delta).
- Between Bashford and Thomson Halls on the residential (west) side of campus.
- On the north side of University Hall on the academic (east) side of campus.
- On the west side of Beeghly Library off the JAYwalk.
- On the northwest side of Schimmel/Conrades Science Center (near the science library) on the academic (east) side of campus.
911 calls made from campus using cellular telephones are answered by the Delaware County 911 Dispatch Center, which is able to track the caller’s location and share it with city safety forces.
All Delaware City Police and Fire vehicles and OWU Public Safety vehicles are equipped with external speaker systems to allow rapid voice notification of urgent information.
The Ohio Wesleyan Web site can be used to post information nearly instantaneously.
Public safety and emergency protocols are outlined during student orientation and reinforced during residence hall building and floor meetings. Emergency signage also is posted on every residential hall door.
Word of mouth is one of the strongest information vehicles on the close-knit OWU campus. Person-to-person communication will augment any telephone and instant message chains that share emergency information.
- On the southwest side of Schimmel/Conrades Science Center (near the Atrium stairwell) on the academic (east) side of campus.
- Outside the Meek Aquatics and Recreation Center on the academic (east) side of campus.