Oklahoma State University - Tulsa
Oklahoma State University - Tulsa

OSU-Tulsa University Police is dedicated to providing a safe environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors. OSU-Tulsa experiences a consistently low crime rate and employs CLEET-certified police officers.

Services provided by University Police include:

• Officer on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week
• Campus foot patrol by uniformed officers
• Campus bicycle patrol by uniformed bicycle officers
• Blue emergency phone systems located in campus parking lots
• Parking lots and areas monitored by surveillance cameras
• Crime prevention seminars

Access to the Helmerich Research Center

Access to the Helmerich Research Center is restricted to approved members of the university community. Each approved member of the OSU community must use their OSU ID to gain access to the building and prominently display a university ID badge.

The Helmerich Research Center is staffed by a receptionist between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. However, the facility will be locked 24/7. Those who have received card access must use their access card to gain entry to the facility. Although approved students, faculty and staff can gain entry, individuals are cautioned against permitting strangers to enter the buildings and are urged to require individuals seeking entry to use their access cards.


OSU-Tulsa University Police
Main Hall 1401
Emergency Number: 918-594-8123
Non-Emergency Number: 918-594-8124

Cowboy Guardian

OSU Alerts

OSU and OSU-Tulsa use the Cowboy Alert system to notify students, faculty and staff in an emergency. Notifications may be sent for events including:

  • A campus intruder
  • Acts of terrorism
  • Biohazard threats

In a situation deemed an emergency, OSU-Tulsa officials will send a voice and/or text message to registered members of the OSU-Tulsa community with information regarding the event and how they should proceed.


Alerts will not be issued for weather-related events unless the situation poses a threat to the lives of people on campus.


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