Department of Public Safety
In many ways, going to college is much like moving into a new community. You’ll want to know that your community is safe and secure. What are the crime statistics? Can you walk alone at night without fear? Who is there to help you? Many parents, as well as students and employees, are concerned about the safety of our college campus. Eastern Oklahoma State College strives at all times to create an environment as free from any threats to safety or well-being.
Crime is a national problem. Fortunately, Eastern Oklahoma State College has not experienced a significant number of sexual assaults, assaults, burglary, or acts of criminal trespass. To help prevent such incidents, a competent residence-life staff, a professionally trained police force, students, and employees are responsible for a number of measures to ensure that they and their possessions stay protected.
Eastern Campus Police Department
Choctaw Hall 124
(In case of emergency dial 911)
Chief of Police/Emergency Management Director
Wilburton Phone: 918.465.1739
McAlester Phone: 918.302.3611
The College employs many people to keep the campus safe and secure. The departments of Public Safety, Physical Plant, Student Life Director, and Residence Life are responsible for security and safety policies governing the campus, including residence halls, apartments, and campus buildings as well as teaching about security and crime prevention.
EOSC offers safety and security education and awareness programs throughout the year. Information on college crime, safety policies and procedures, and drug and alcohol issues is distributed to the College community through flyers, bulletins, crime alerts, posters, brochures, the student news media, and employee newsletters. Programs include sexual assault awareness, alcohol abuse, personal safety, vehicle safety, fire safety, and preventing crime on campus.
Potential criminal actions and other emergencies on campus may be reported directly by any student, faculty member, or employee by dialing 911.
The following links provide additional information about safety at Eastern and in the community.