Emergency Information


Contact Campus Safety at 404-504-1998 when it’s safe to do so

RAVE OU Alerts

In certain cases, an OU Alert will be issued to the entire Oglethorpe community via email, telephone and text message with specific instructions on how to proceed. Emergency procedures for various types of emergencies are detailed in the policy links below.

Everyone with an active oglethorpe.edu email address should automatically receive alerts via email.

Students, faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to register for the RAVE OUAlert emergency notification system. It is the safest way to ensure that you receive critical university notifications on safety issues, school closings and weather alerts.┬áNotification messages will be provided via text message to a cell phone, voice message to any phone number, and e-mail. Additional emergency messages will be sent out through the university’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Use your Oglethorpe user ID and password to log in and sign up.

Sign up for RAVE emergency alerts


Emergency Procedures

These documents outline emergency protocol for a number of situations. (Links are PDF)


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Other types of emergencies:

Bomb/destructive device threat

Campus loss of power

Maintenance emergency