An AED is a lightweight, battery-operated, portable device that
checks the heart’s rhythm and sends a shock to the heart to
restore a normal rhythm. The device is used to help people having
sudden cardiac arrest. Defibrillators are located in every campus
building except for the North Classroom. If use is initiated,
9-1-1 should also be called.
As you walk in the hallways on your way to an exit – and usually
near the stairwell door – you should find at least one fire alarm
pull box. In case of fire or smoke, always pull the alarm box
first, regardless of the size of the fire. Upon pulling this box,
an alarm should sound and verbal instructions might follow. The
alarm system also should be activated automatically when a heat
or smoke detector detects a fire or smoke condition, protecting
both people and property even when the fire is not noticed by an
Once the alarm is activated, notification goes to the local fire
department through the Department of Public Safety. Your
awareness and prompt use of the fire alarm system can minimize
the loss of life and property because of fire.
To ensure that the system will protect you, you must:
Evacuate during all fire alarms.
Respond to all alarms equally. Never assume that it is a test
or a drill or a false alarm.
Become familiar with your building’s fire alarm system and
alarm notification procedures.
Know at least two pull box locations in your area.
Know how to activate the fire alarm.
Maintain pull boxes free of obstructions and clearly visible
at all times.
Report promptly to the Department of Public Safety, if the
alarm is not heard properly in your area.
Some pull boxes have plexiglas covers that, when lifted,
produce a local warning sound. Note that this is not a fire alarm
sound. To activate the fire alarm throughout the building, you
must pull the inner pull box.
Various organizations sponsor programs relating to rape and rape
prevention, drug use and discrimination. Notices will be posted
by campus security and other campus offices regarding crime
awareness and prevention. Student Support
Services and personal counselors are always
available to lend a supportive ear whenever you need someone to
The OASIS Program provides pamphlets and information regarding
rape education, safety tips and personal security. During each
semester, open forums are scheduled for the above items to make
all students aware of their availability. In addition, each
subject matter will be submitted to: This Week in Student Life,
the campus online publication.
If you are sexually assaulted, consider the following:
Contact the police, Public Safety on campus or the Office of
Student Life. Campus personnel will help you communicate with the
Contact a 24-hour assistance hotline in Newark, 800.544.1601
or 740.345.4357; Coshocton and Zanesville areas, 800.656.HOPE;
Mount Vernon, 330.392.2828; and in Columbus, 614.267.7020.
Get medical attention. Note: Do not shower or douche. Bring
in clothes to the examination. This will help assure that
evidence needed for prosecution is not destroyed.
Contact a support person (friend, family member, faculty or
staff member) to help with emotional support and transportation.
Emotional help is available through the Counseling Services at
740.364.9578 and Family Health Center in Newark at 800.544.1601.
Additional agencies are listed in a brochure available at the
Office of Student Life.
Finally, upon request of the victim of an alleged sex
offense, classes and/or campus living situations may be changed
if campus officials can reasonably accommodate them.
The bottom line is, if you are not sure whether or not to report
a sexual offense or a crime has been committed, contact the
Director of Student Life, Chief Safety Officer, a Campus Security
Officer or Site Coordinators for Knox and Coshocton campuses.
They will help you find out if you should report the incident.
They can contact the proper authorities and provide options to
you. Just remember, unwanted touching, unprovoked verbal or
non-verbal gestures regarding sex, race, ethnic origin, etc.,
will not be tolerated and are subject to the student judicial
system, employee disciplinary procedures, or the criminal laws of
For reporting on-campus incidents:
For students: Holly Mason, Dean of Students at Central Ohio
Director of Student Life at The Ohio State University at