Your safety is our top priority.

We are now offering complimentary personal safety alarms for students that, when triggered, emit a loud noise. These devices are easy to carry and can clip onto a belt, backpack or your keys. When activated, the alarm sound is at least 100 decibels and can be heard up to 175-225 feet away.   

We continue to offer complimentary safety devices for your home as well, including window and door alarms and light timers. Audible alarms can deter burglars from attempting to enter your residence.

Each student can reserve a maximum of 5 window and door alarms, 5 light timers and 1 personal safety alarm. 

Reserve your devices today by registering for a pickup time online.    

Safety Resources Around Campus

Ohio State’s Department of Public Safety offers many resources for students to utilize to help promote a safer community. 


LexisNexis Community Crime Map

Staying alert and aware is an essential component of staying safe. Supplied with data from the Columbus Police Department, the LexisNexis Community Crime Map serves the community by displaying where, when, and what crime occurred.