For information regarding OSU-Tulsa's policies for reporting campus closings due to severe weather, visit OSU-Tulsa News.
The following information is offered as a guideline to help determine what action to take in the event of severe weather.
The tornado take cover signal is a three- to five-minute steady blast from the large sirens located near campus. If the sirens sound again, it is further warning - not an all clear signal. The OSU-Tulsa Police will use the intercom system to relay information or give directions if necessary.
Seek immediate shelter in a basement or lower floor, interior corridors or interior rooms such as bathrooms. If you are in an open area such as a gymnasium, auditorium or warehouse, go to the wall farthest from windows or glass, crouch down against the wall and protect your head with your arms. Stay away from windows and exterior doors. If caught outside, lie flat on the ground face down, preferably in a ditch or depression. Stay alert for flash floods.
In the event of a tornado warning, OSU-Tulsa University Police will aid students, faculty, staff and visitors with instructions via campus loudspeaker system or in person. Unless directed otherwise, seek shelter in the following areas in each campus building: