Emergency notification and communication
SUNY Oneonta uses a variety of channels to notify the campus community of incidents that occur on campus.
SUNY Oneonta uses New York State’s all-hazards alert system, NY-Alert, to enhance the campus’ emergency alert and notification efforts in response to any event or situation that poses a serious health or safety concern.
SUNY NY Alert sends emergency notification alerts via email, recorded voice and text messages to multiple telephone numbers (cell, home, work, local) and email addresses that are entered into the system. To update or add ways of being notified, log in to Webservices and click the Emergency Alert Contact Information (NY-ALERT) link.
Faculty, staff and students are strongly encouraged to enroll in SUNY NY-Alert with all their contact information.
Contact the SUNY University Police at 607-436-3550 for more information.
SUNY Oneonta's outdoor warning siren is installed in a strategic location on campus and sounds when there is an imminent threat to life and safety.
Upon activation, a tone will sound and you should:
- STOP: Stop what you are doing.
- OBSERVE: Observe your surroundings for danger.
- SHELTER: Shelter in place and seek additional information from SUNY NY Alert, your campus email or the college website.
Once the situation is safe, an "all clear" message will be provided by all college channels available.
What to do in an emergency
These are the three main directions the college may give during incidents that could threaten your safety.
Remain indoors. Do not leave until the college has issued an "all clear" message. This response is appropriate when a situation makes it safer to be inside the building than outside.
Take cover, remain silent and out of view. Do not leave until the college has issued an "all clear" message. This response is appropriate when a situation poses an immediate threat of violence on campus.
Leave the building. Do not re-enter it until the college has issued an "all clear" message. This response is appropriate when a situation makes it safer to be outside the building than inside.
Each emergency is different. No matter what the situation, listen for updates and further instructions from NY-Alert and University Police
Campus Safety Numbers
University Police (24/7): 607-436-3550
Title IX Office: 607-436-2830
Community Standards: 607-436-3353
Student Health Center: 607-436-3573
Counseling Center: 607-436-3368
Environmental Health and Safety: 607-436-3224
Hazing Hotline: 607-436-2410
Weather Phone: 607-436-2000
Oneonta State Emergency Squad: 607-436-3550
Maintenance Operations: 607-436-2507
Oneonta Public Transit (OPT): 607-432-7100
Fox Hospital Emergency Department: 607-431-5000
Bassett Hospital Trauma Center: 607-547-3456
Fox Now Walk-in Clinic: 607-431-5052
Bassett Convenient Care: 607-433-6300
UHS Primary Care-Oneonta: 607-432-8477
Poison Control Center: 800-222-1222
Mobile Crisis Assessment Team (MCAT) (24/7): 877-369-6699
Violence Intervention Program: 607-432-4855
This preparedness guide for students, faculty, staff and visitors has been provided to you by SUNY Oneonta. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with how SUNY Oneonta plans for emergencies, and to improve your understanding of emergency preparedness and response. This guide is based on presently available information, as well as current federal- and state-recommended protective actions. In every situation, common sense and awareness of personal safety should take precedence over any action described in this guide.