Special Alerts

The Office of Safety and Security posts yellow "Special Alert" notices at approximately 90 locations on campus in an effort to provide timely notice to the community, and in the event of a serious incident which may pose a threat to members of the community. We usually post these special alerts for the following classifications:

  • aggravated assault
  • criminal homicide
  • robbery
  • sex offenses

Special alerts may also be posted for other classifications as deemed necessary when circumstances warrant. These campus-wide notices contain available pertinent facts about the incident, as well as relevant tips on crime prevention and personal safety. An alert is generally distributed 24 hours or less after the incident has occurred.

A weekly media report, prepared by the Office of Safety and Security, summarizes all criminal activity and incidents of a suspicious nature reported during the previous week. The report is shared with The Oberlin Review student newspaper. It is published in whole or in part at the discretion of the editors.

A daily crime log is available for review at the safety and security office, 159 West Lorain St., from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.,  Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. The information in the crime log typically includes the nature, date, time, general location, and disposition of each crime.

Safety and Security Office Numbers

Safety and Security Emergency Line
24 hours a day
(440) 775-8911

Emergency - Police, Fire, Ambulance
24 hours a day
Call goes directly to County Emergency Services, not through Oberlin College Safety and Security

Non-Emergency Services

24 hours a day
(440) 775-8444

Student Shuttle Service

9 p.m. to 2 a.m. during semester
(440) 775-RIDE (Campus Ext. 57433)