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Emergency Procedures

Emergency Procedures

This Quick Reference Guide is intended to give advice to help community members during a developing situation. The guide cannot cover every emergency, but is a tool to help reduce injuries or death if put into action as soon as a situation develops. Please notify Emergency 911 and your Safety and Security Office at (440) 775-8911 or Ext. 58911 immediately for assistance.


Oberlin College offers an automated messaging system in the event of a campus emergency in addition to its regular website announcements and paper postings. The system uses multiple delivery methods (i.e. voice messages to land and cell phones, emails, and text messages to cell phones, and to TTY/TTD devices for the hearing impaired) to provide emergency information to students and employees. Employee office phone numbers and college email addresses on file with Human Resources, in addition to student phone numbers and college email addresses on file with Residential Education are entered into the database. Up to six phone numbers and two email addresses may be customized by the individual employee or student by utilizing his or her T-number and email address through the Office of Human Resources (for employees) or through the Office of the Registrar (for students). The campus portal provided at allows individuals to verify and customize their personal contact information directly.

At the end of spring semester, student contacts are removed from the system, and must be reentered when checking in for fall semester. Students on campus during the summer should reenter their preferred numbers after June 1st.

Please refer to links on the right side bar for protocol for emergency situations.