The Ohio State University at Lima

Tips and Resources

Safety Tips

Protect yourself when walking

  • Avoid walking alone at night unless absolutely necessary
  • Make use of the Student Escort Service when walking on campus after dark
  • Call 911 to report suspicious persons or activity in or around your neighborhood
  • Avoid shortcuts and dark, isolated areas
  • Walk purposefully, know where you are going and project a no-nonsense image
  • Avoid potentially dangerous situations
  • If you feel threatened, cross the street, locate an emergency phone or enter a store or place of business even if you have just left it
  • Have your door keys ready. Carry them in your pockets, not buried in your purse
  • If you carry pepper spray, be familiar with how it works and have it available in case you need it
  • Scan the area and interior when approaching your car

Protect your property

  • Don’t leave valuables and electronics in view in your car
  • Keep your vehicle locked
  • Don’t leave purses and electronics unattended in campus common areas
  • Don’t carry large sums of cash
  • Document serial numbers of electronics

Important phone numbers

  • Student Escort Service, a vehicle jump start or lock out: 419-995-8499 or 567-242-7400
  • Found property: 419-995-8499
  • Emergency: 9-1-1 or 9-9-1-1- from a campus landline
  • Ohio State Police: 567-242-7400
  • Campus Security: 419-995-8499
  • Allen Co. Sheriff: 419-227-3535
  • Bath Fire/EMS: 419-221-1221
  • Ohio Highway Patrol: 419-228-7072
  • To get an Ohio State Lima parking permit, go to the Admissions Office in the Student Services Center.

Useful Links

Ohio State Student Code of Conduct

Ohio State Tobacco Free Policy

Ohio State Drug and Alcohol Policy

Security Report for the Columbus campus

Allen County Sheriff's Office