Protecting yourself: What to do

Emergency Notification System

OCC's Emergency Notification System lets college officials send urgent alerts to students and staff through voicemails, emails, and text messages. Be sure to keep your contact information up-to-date so you don't miss an emergency message. To update your information, log in to MyOCC, or call 315-498-2000. 


Protect yourself by being aware of suspicious activities such as:

  • Someone who follows you for no apparent reason

  • A stranger who sits, stands or walks unnecessarily close
  • A date who continues sexual advances, even after you have clearly said no

What To Do

  • Take your instincts seriously
  • If approached, speak loudly and firmly, clearly tell the person to stay away from you, make a scene! If that doesn't work, don't be afraid to shout for help. 

Victims: What to do if you are attacked

  • If you are attacked and the attacker is armed – stay alive – do not resist if it will cause bodily harm or death
  • Go directly to a hospital or rape crisis center – rape victims need medical attention immediately
  • Do not clean yourself or pick up the area of the crime
  • If you're on campus, call extension 2311 from any campus phone, or (315) 498-2311 from your cell phone. Help will come to you immediately.
Want a Campus Safety escort to your car or dorm? Call extension 2478 from any campus phone or 315 498-2478 from your cell.