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Emergency Resources:

Emergency Directory
  • Campus Police and Security Emergency: 740-351-3232
  • Campus police and Security Non-emergency 740-351-3243
  • Fire/Police/Ambulance: Dial 911
  • Sexual Assault: Dial 911
  • Poison Control: 1-800-872-5111
  • Suicide or Crisis Prevention Hotline: 740-354-1010
Community Resources
  • Portsmouth Police Department: 740-353-4101
  • Scioto County Sheriff: 740-354-7566
  • Scioto County Emergency Management Agency: 740-353-2014
  • American Red Cross - Ohio River Valley Chapter: 740-354-3293
  • Southern Ohio Task Force on Domestic Violence: 740-456-8217
    or 800-570-1819
State and Federal Resources
  • Ohio State Highway Patrol: 740-354-2888 or 1-877-772-8765
  • Weather Information and Road Conditions, Ohio: 1-888-264-7623
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): 740-354-5645
SSU Campus Security Services
SSU Active Shooter Guidelines
SSU Critical Incident Information

Emergency Information:

Campus Crime Alerts

View current and past Crime Alerts (PDF) issued for the campus community.

Campus Emergency Procedures

Emergency Procedures (PDF)

What to do During an Emergency Situation
  • Remain calm and offer assistance as needed
  • Call the Campus Police and Security emergency number at 740-351-3232
  • Evacuate buildings upon a fire alarm or by request from authorities
  • Shelter in place upon hearing a campus siren or seeing activation of an emergency notification device
  • Know the location of at least two emergency exits closest to your living, classroom or working areas
What NOT to do During an Emergency Situation
  • In order to keep lines open, do not use the telephone except to report an emergency
  • Do not use an elevator
  • Do not jeopardize your life and the lives of others by attempting to save property or personal possessions.