OU has installed special telephones at various outdoor locations in academic and housing areas on campus that are connected directly to the OU police - no money - no dialing. These phones can be located by a blue light and a blue sign or blue pole with the word:
For older enclosed “cabinet” style phones, simply open the blue cabinet and lift the handset to talk to the police dispatcher.
For newer push-button “speaker phones”, simply push the button near the speaker grill to talk to the police dispatcher.
Campus Help Lines:
Alcohol and Hazing Hotline
Disability Rescource Center
Lifeline (suicide prevention line)
Gender + Equality Center
University Counseling Center
OU Counseling Psychology Clinic
OU Advocates (formerly SART)
Rape Crisis Center
Sexual Misconduct Office
Women’s Resource Center
Domesitc Violence Crisis Line
Emergency Communications System
Web Address: http://account.ou.edu
Norman Fire Department
Norman Police Department
911 (Emergency Calls)
405-307-1500 (Emergency Department main number)
Norman Regional Hospital Emergency Medical Services (EMSStat)
Cleveland County Sheriff's Office
Norman Civil Defense
Domesitc Violence Crisis Line
Women’s Resource Center, Inc.
Sexual Assault Crisis Line
Community Mental Health Center
Cleveland County Health Department
Cleveland County Child Guidance Center
Crossroads Youth and Family Center
The Virtue Center
(for addiction and mental health challenges)
OKC Metro area
and state-wide resources:
State Poison Center
McClain County Sheriff's Office
Oklahoma Highway Patrol
Oklahoma DPS Road Condition Hotline
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Okla. State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI)
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF)
Okla. Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control (OBN)
U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
U. S. Marshal Service
Note: "TOLL-FREE" numbers currently includes all numbers with the area-code prefixes: 800, 866, 877, 888, and in the future will also include the prefixes 855, 844, 833, and 822.) North American
Oklahoma Center for Poison & Drug Information
a day, 365 days per year. The Poison Center staffs specially trained licensed pharmacists and nurses who provide emergency poisoning management advice to Oklahoma residents and health care professionals.
Non-First Aid related inquiries:
Okla. Bureau of Narcotics & Dangerous Drugs (OBN)
1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) or
National Hopeline Network - Suicide prevention, awareness, and education.
Available 24 hours a day 7 days a week
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
National Runaway Safeline
Canada, Mexico, and the United States:
00-800-0843-5678 or 001-703-522-9320
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC)
Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS) toll-free hotlines...
Teenline: 800-852-TEEN (8336)
Teenline, in operation every day from noon to midnight, offers a caring listener for teens who have questions or concerns about relationships, alcohol and other drug abuse, sexuality, and other topics. Teenline workers are trained to respond to crisis calls, but most callers simply want information or someone who will listen.
Teenline exists to help young people prevent problems, solve conflicts, and deal with the concerns that affect their lives. All calls are free and confidential. Many Teenline workers are teens or young adults themselves, well prepared to relate to issues of concern to others in their age group.
Reach-Out hotline: 800-522-9054
Reach-Out is the ODMHSAS's 24-hour toll free information and referral hotline. A resource for all Oklahomans, Reach-Out is there for individuals in a crisis and for those who simply want information. All calls are free and confidential. Callers to Reach-Out can get assistance in finding treatment or prevention facilities in their geographic area or can ask that the Department's Prevention Resource Center send free printed or video materials on mental health, substance abuse, or domestic violence.
Safeline is the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services' 24-hour toll free line providing information and referral on domestic violence and sexual assault. Through Safeline, callers can be referred to crisis intervention and shelter services, obtain information on filing a victim protective order, and learn about their rights under law. All calls are free and confidential.
Consumer Advocacy Division (ODMHSAS) 866-699-6605
Note concerning 1-800 or “toll free” 800 numbers:
North American toll-free numbers, sometimes called "One-800 numbers" include the area codes 800 since 1967, 888 (since 1996), 877 (since 1998), 866 (since 2000) and 855 (since 2010). Area codes reserved for future expansion include 844, 833, 822, 880 through 887, and 889.
Some “regular” area codes may be deceptively similar to toll-free prefixes (e.g., 801, 818, 860, etc.) and have been exploited by fraudsters in international locations that can be direct-dialed with what appear, at first glance to be domestic area codes, including 809, 829, and 849, which are official prefixes for the Dominican Republic and 876 which is the area code for Jamaica. Toll-free numbers are also sometimes confused with 900-numbers, for which the telephone company bills the callers at rates far in excess of long-distance service rates for services such as recorded information or live chat.
Toll-free numbers are specific to each country. For example, a Sweden Toll-free number starts 020 and in Ireland, Thailand or Australia a Toll-free number would start with 1800-xxxxxx.