Oklahoma State University - Tulsa
Oklahoma State University - Tulsa

OSU-Tulsa Safety

Timely Warning: OSU-Tulsa Police advise all to avoid north portion of parking Lot A

Monday, Nov. 20, 2017

An individual was bitten by a dog in the north section of Lot A near the head of the Osage Prairie Trail on the morning of Friday, Nov. 17. The victim had encountered a group of aggressive dogs loose in the area.

OSU-Tulsa Police are asking students, faculty, staff and visitors to avoid the north part of Lot A at this time. City of Tulsa Animal Welfare has been contacted following the incident.

If you see stray dogs on campus and feel unsafe, contact OSU-Tulsa Police at 918-594-8123 or visit their office in Main Hall 1401.

Students, faculty and staff may also download the Cowboy Guardian smartphone app, which enables you to connect immediately with OSU-Tulsa Police.

Safety Tips

If you encounter aggressive dogs, the Humane Society of the United States advises individuals to:

  • Resist the impulse to scream and run away.
  • Remain motionless, hands at your sides, and avoid eye contact with the dog.
  • Once the dog loses interest in you, slowly back away until they are out of sight.
  • If the dog attacks, ‘feed’ them your jacket, purse, bicycle or anything that you can put between yourself and the dog.
  • If you fall or are knocked to the ground, curl into a ball with your hands over your ears and remain motionless.

Visit http://www.osu-tulsa.okstate.edu/safety/ for updates to this notice.

Updates: This story was updated to correct the date of the initial attack.