International Students


Safety Emergencies

Call 911 for emergencies: police, fire, medical (on and off campus). For non-emergencies, call 614-292-2121 (on campus) or 614-645-4545 (off campus).

Blue Light Emergency Phones

These phones are located all across campus. Activate the phone by pressing the red button and speak into the intercom to request police, fire and medical help or to report suspicious activity.

Exchange Visitor Program Emergency Hotline

The U.S. Department of State offers a hotline that is available 24 hours a day for international students to contact them in emergency and urgent situations. Call toll-free at 1-866-283-9090.

Free Personal Safety Devices

Willie J. Young Sr. Off-Campus and Commuter Student Engagement (OCCSE) offers complementary personal safety alarms to Ohio State students, that, when triggered, create a loud noise that can be heard a couple of hundred feet away. Learn more and reserve yours.

Health, Safety and Well-being Updates

President Johnson is committed to helping all Buckeyes thrive. Learn more about the steps the university is taking to ensure the well-being of Ohio State's communities.

Safety at home

Safety on the phone

Safety when walking

Safety in your car

Safety with ride-share services

Protect your identity and possessions