Emergencies happen.  Do you know what to do?

Take a moment to answer that question.  If you answer “no,” you’ve come to the right place.

Oakland University has an extensive emergency operations plan and a Crisis Management Team in place to mitigate emergencies on campus.  Parts of the plan, pertinent to your safety, are outlined on this page.  We encourage you to navigate through the different pages and familiarize yourself with what to do in certain situations.  Trying to formulate a plan during an emergency will not work.  Develop your own personal safety plan before an emergency happens.

Areas of Interest

Register for Emergency Alerts

Sample Syllabus Language

Campus Closings

Emergency Notifications

Crisis Management Team

Other Resources

Oakland County HSD

Michigan State Police EMHSD


Do 1 Thing

Emergency Management News
Status of University Services

Status of University Services

The status of university services will always be displayed on all pages of the OU Police website.  Clicking on the colored icon will expand the banner to reveal more information about the status.

  GREEN   – All university services are operating under normal conditions.

  YELLOW   – Unplanned interruption of one or more university services.

  RED   – Emergency alert or emergency closure of university facilities.

Emergency Procedures

Active Shooter

Bomb Threats





IT Compromise

Snow Emergencies


Suspicious Mail

Utility Outage

Weather Safety

Lock Down Procedures

General Procedures

Academic/Classroom Buildings


Business Incubator

Campus Recreation

Facilities Management

Golf Department

Graham Health Center

John Dodge House

Kresge Library

Lowry Childhood Center

Meadow Brook Hall

Oakland Center

University Housing