In many ways, going to college is much like moving into a new community. You’ll want to know that your community is safe and secure. What are the crime statistics? Can you walk alone at night without fear? Who is there to help you? Many parents, as well as students and employees, are concerned about the safety of our college campus. Eastern Oklahoma State College strives at all times to create an environment as free from any threats to safety or well-being.
Crime is a national problem. Fortunately, Eastern Oklahoma State College has not experienced a significant number of sexual assaults, assaults, burglary, or acts of criminal trespass. To help prevent such incidents, a competent residence-life staff, a professionally trained police force, students, and employees are responsible for a number of measures to ensure that they and their possessions stay protected.
The College employs many people to keep the campus safe and secure. The departments of Public Safety, Physical Plant, Student Life Director, and Residence Life are responsible for security and safety policies governing the campus, including residence halls, apartments, and campus buildings as well as teaching about security and crime prevention.
EOSC offers safety and security education and awareness programs throughout the year. Information on college crime, safety policies and procedures, and drug and alcohol issues is distributed to the College community through flyers, bulletins, crime alerts, posters, brochures, the student news media, and employee newsletters. Programs include sexual assault awareness, alcohol abuse, personal safety, vehicle safety, fire safety, and preventing crime on campus.
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Annual Security & Fire Safety Report
Eastern Oklahoma State College is committed to protecting the security of the campus and the safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors. In keeping with the mandates of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy, Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and the Violence Against Women Act, Eastern publishes and distributes the College’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report by Oct. 1 each year.
The report contains statistics (for the past three years) of certain crimes that are reported and that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the College or an officially recognized student organization, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus for the three most recent calendar years. Also included are campus security policies including those related to missing student notifications, alcohol and drug use, sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking, crime prevention and the reporting of crimes. The statistical data can be reviewed in the report or on the U.S. Department of Education’s Campus Safety and Security website.
The Campus Security and Fire Safety Report also contains statistics about the number of fires in on-campus housing, the cause of each fire, the number of injuries and deaths, and the value of property damaged. The report also includes a description of fire systems, the number of fire drills, evacuation procedures, education and training programs, future plans for fire safety improvements, and the institution's policies on appliances, smoking, open flames, and other potential hazards.
All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to read the annual report and to report all criminal incidents promptly to EOSC Campus Police. A printed copy of the report is available upon request at the locations listed below:
Office of Student Services
Tourtellotte Student Center 208 (Wilburton)
First Floor of Library Administration Building (Wilburton)
McAlester Campus Information Desk
RAVE: Emergency Alert & Notification System
Eastern Oklahoma State College uses RAVE Alerts to send emergency notifications via text and email messages. The RAVE Alert system allows students and employees to quickly receive emergency communications and important information. RAVE Alerts may be about emergency incidents on campus or inclement weather, but will not be used for general campus events or activities.
All students and employees who have provided the college with a cell phone number will be automatically enrolled in the RAVE Alert system to receive text messages. If you are not currently receiving RAVE Alerts or if your cell phone number has changed, please complete the RAVE Alert Enrollment Formto update your information.