The University of Oklahoma provides residents a welcoming and safe environment.
From detailed plans that explain exactly what to do in the event of a weather emergency, to transportation services available throughout the academic year, you are our main concern.
Please use the links provided on the left to learn about the various programs designed to ensure your safety. We hope you will review all the information provided in the Community Living Guide, found on the Forms and Policies page. For further information on ways to ensure your personal safety, please visit the OUPD's personal safety page.
Safety and Security Committee
The Safety and Security Committee was established by the director of Housing and Food Services. The committee, comprised of staff and students, encourages the university community to point out housing or food services issues in order to address problems in a timely and appropriate manner.
As a member of our community, the Safety and Security Committee asks that everyone play an active part in keeping the University of Oklahoma safe.
An interactive web request form has been established to facilitate the reporting of these issues or concerns.
All residence halls (Adams, Couch, DLB and Walker) are equipped with card access, which means your OU student ID will allow you to access your assigned floor and your assigned residence hall.
Your student ID will also give you access to the first floor lobbies in other centers to use services such as computer labs and food services.
Any tampering with or propping of the security doors is strictly prohibited.
In the case of a lost ID, you can get a temporary ID to access your floor from your center office. To replace your ID card, you must visit the Sooner Card office.
Missing Student Policy
The purpose of this policy is to define the procedures for the University of Oklahoma’s response to reports of missing students, as required by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008. The policy applies to students who reside in University Housing. This includes the residence halls and university-owned apartments. For purposes of this policy, a student may be considered a “missing person” when he or she is absent from the University for more than 24 hours without any known reason.