Report a Crime:
Crimes in progress, or other emergency situations should be reported by calling 9-1-1.
To report a crime that occurred on-campus, contact Marion Campus Public Safety.
Crimes occurring off-campus should be reported in the jurisdiction they occurred. In either case, try not to disturb the crime scene until the responding officer has completed their investigation. If you must move or disturb something, make a note and advise officers.
File a Behavior Concern Report:
Complete the online Behavior Concern Report form to file an electronic report regarding your concern for a student, request the Consultation and Assessment Team to further assess a situation, or initiate contact with the CAT.
To learn more about the CAT Team click here.
The Marion Campus Public Safety Office is committed to providing quality law enforcement, security, emergency management planning and other public safety services designed to enhance a safe and secure environment. In the interest of your safety, the Ohio State University at Marion and Marion Technical College hope you will become familiar with all campus public safety information.
If this site does not provide answers to questions you may have, additional safety and security information, including the Annual Safety and Security Report, can be obtained from the Marion Campus Public Safety Office. The office is located in room 138 - Morrill Hall.
The Marion Campus Public Safety Office maintains a close working relationship with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Ohio State Highway Patrol, The Ohio State University Department of Public Safety, and other local emergency responders. Emergency numbers and other helpful information to assist the students, faculty and staff on the Marion Campus can be found on the Emergency Contact Information page.
Anyone with public safety comments, questions or suggestions can contact Jade Elkins, Marion Campus Public Safety Office at (614) 292-2121. If you have an emergency - dial 911.
The Emergency Procedure Handbooks can be found in classrooms and offices throughout the Marion campus.
New and updated handbooks are being developed and include helpful information for anyone in the event of an emergency.
The handbooks give step-by-step suggestions for dealing with: fire or medical emergencies, floods and power outages, severe weather such as tornados, chemical spills, disruptive individuals, crime prevention and acts of violence.
Students, faculty and staff should become familiar with the guidelines of the handbook.
Personal copies can be obtained at the public safety office, Morrill Hall, Room 140.
Please do not remove handbooks from classrooms or offices. Additionally, all students, faculty and staff should become familiar with fire and tornado instructions posted in each campus building.
The instructions include fire evacuation routes and safe area designations in the event of a tornado. In the event of any emergency, knowing emergency procedures, remaining calm, and cooperating with emergency responders will greatly enhance the potential for the safest outcome.
Emergency Phone Numbers
Emergencies - 911 or MTC Technical Education Center - 9911
Marion Public Safety Office - (740) 725-6300
Marion County Sheriff - (740) 382-8244
Marion Township Fire Department - (740) 387-5404
State Highway Patro - (740) 383-2181
Ohio State University Police–Columbus - (614) 292-2121
You are the first line of defense, the eyes and ears watching out for the safety of Ohio State. All of us must take responsibility for our own safety and assist those around us. See something, say something! Report the unusual or suspicious by dialing 9-1-1.
IDENTITY THEFT VERIFICATION PASSPORT PROGRAM - From the Ohio Attorney General's website:
• Ohio’s identity theft law, ORC 2913.49, makes it a crime to intentionally use another person’s identifying information to fraudulently obtain credit, property or services.
• This unique program provides victims of identity theft a method of demonstrating to law enforcement and creditors that their identity has been stolen, and to begin rehabilitating their credit history and identifying any fraudulent criminal charges.
• Anyone with questions about the PASSPORT program can call (888) MY-ID-4-ME, [(888) 694-3463] or go to www.ag.state.oh.us for information.
This website is a one-stop national resource to learn about the crime of identity theft. It provides detailed information to help you deter, detect, and defend against identity theft. (Federal Trade Commission)
Most ID theft in Ohio is from persons 18 – 29 years of age. Avoid being a "victim" and take a few steps to protect yourself.
- Protect your BuckID – it is your residence hall key, your "check book," your identity! Don’t lose it or loan it.
- Keep anything with your personal information on it stored somewhere safe and out of sight.
- Shred mail before you throw it away.
- Review your credit card and bank statements each month with care.
- When you receive a new credit or debit card, cut up the old one.
- File or shred credit card receipts with your card number on them.
- Take only the ID you need when going out.
- Report lost or stolen credit cards immediately.
- Use computer passwords that aren’t easy to guess. Mix numbers and letters.
- If you are a victim of ID theft: 1. Call police, 2.contact credit card companies and financial institutions, (3) close any account that has been tampered with.
A direct link to Ohio resources from ITRC is: https://www.idtheftcenter.org/knowledge-base/state-of-ohio/
The information and websites provided in this flyer are meant as a resource for the campus community. Anyone using the resources contained in this flyer should verify the source and authenticity of services offered before providing any personal information. Users providing personal information to any company or service should first verify that personal data is kept secure at all times.
Students are permitted to park in the following areas: Lot 1, 2, 3 N, 3 S, 5 & 6.
Parking on Marion Campus is without cost and vehicles do not need to be registered.
Parking in unauthorized areas (e.g. handicap restricted, visitor, loading zone, etc.) will lead to issuance of a citation, monetary fine and the potential for your vehicle to be towed at your own expense. Students, faculty and staff may not park in visitor parking or other restricted parking while conducting campus business.
Parking informational brochures are available at the Marion Campus Public Safety Office, 140 - Morrill Hall.
Students, faculty and staff should take extra care when entering or exiting campus via Mount Vernon Avenue. This is a busy intersection and cross-traffic can be traveling at 35 MPH and above.
The campus speed limit is posted 20 mph. Wear your seat-belt. Drive safely.
Both Ohio State University at Marion and Marion Technical College prohibit the illegal use, production, manufacture, sale, distribution and/or possession of alcohol, drugs or controlled substances. In addition, the misuse of substances which present physical or psychological hazards to individuals is prohibited.
Penalties for violation of these regulations, including judicial and disciplinary policies, are set forth in the respective institution’s Code of Student Conduct.
Violations of alcohol and drug policies may also constitute a criminal offense, having the potential to result in arrest and prosecution per the Ohio Revised Code.
At various times throughout each year, the campus sponsors Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention programs intended to educate, heighten awareness, and promote prevention of abuse. Further, the campus’ alcoholic beverage policy requires that all persons attending any function at which alcohol is served must be able to show proof of legal drinking age. Non-alcoholic beverages are provided for individuals attending such functions.
Students are reminded that one of the best ways to keep safe is to be in control of your mind and body, and that means remaining alert and sober at social events and parties.
Many violent crimes, including acquaintance rape, are alcohol-related (Am I Safe on Campus - Little Falls, NJ - 2007/Mansfield Campus Safety). Students are encouraged to stay sober and stay safe.
Don’t go anywhere you don’t want to go with anyone you don’t want to go with; and don’t leave alone from a party or social event with someone you’ve just met - make arrangements before you go out.
Marion Campus Public Safety Links & Resources
Surviving an Active Aggressor
Finding yourself in an active shooter situation can cause extreme panic and disorientation. But if you know what to do ahead of time, your chances of surviving this type of emergency situation are greatly increased.
Learn more about how to survive an active aggressor.
Learn more about how to survive an active aggressor.