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Employee Assistance Program

The Tulsa campus has an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) which provides evaluation, counseling and referral for faculty, staff, residents and their families through a contract with a community service agency. Student services are provided on campus. Sexual assault and drug and alcohol abuse training programs are available periodically through the EAP. Sexual assault training is also included in the crime awareness program conducted by the OUHSC Police Department. For more information, contact Human Resources at 660-3190.

Employee Assistance Program


Personal Safety On and Off Campus

At home, in an apartment building, or on campus:

1. Keep your doors locked.

2. Never prop open outside doors.

3. Do not hide keys outside of your home or apartment. Do not put your name or address on your keys.

4. Avoid working or studying alone in a campus building.

5. Never dress in front of a window. Close blinds or curtains after dark.

6. If you are awakened by an intruder inside your home, do not attempt to apprehend the intruder. Try to get an accurate description of the intruder and then call the police.

7. Any suspicious activities should be reported to the police immediately.

8. There is safety in numbers--when leaving a building, walk in groups or at least in pairs, or call the OU-Tulsa Police Department for escorts provided 24 hours a day.

9. If you are working late or on weekends, let the OU-Tulsa Police Department know.


Driving Safety

1. Carry your car keys when approaching your vehicle so you can enter quickly.

2. Always check underneath your car upon approach and in the rear seat for intruders before entering your automobile.

3. Lock your doors and keep windows rolled up whenever possible.

4. Drive on well traveled and well lit streets.

5. Never hitchhike, and never pick up hitchhikers.

6. If someone tries to enter your stopped vehicle, sound the horn and drive to a safe area such as a convenience store.

7. If your vehicle breaks down, ask any person who stops to help to call the police. Do not allow any person access to you or inside your car. Roll down your window no more than an inch. Be aware that an accident may be staged to provide an opportunity to commit a criminal act.

8. Leave enough room between your car and the one ahead so you can drive around it if necessary.

9. Call ahead when driving to your home or apartment late at night and have someone watch you walk from your car to the residence.

10. Avoid distracted driving (texting, telephone calls, etc.).


Walking and Jogging

1. Avoid walking or jogging alone, and try not to walk or jog after dark.

2. Avoid dark or vacant areas. Walk along well-lit routes.

3. Be alert to your surroundings. If you suspect you are being followed: Run in a different direction, go to the other side of the street and yell for help, or move quickly to a lighted area, a group of people, or if available, a telephone.

4. Have your keys ready when returning to your residence. Keep your valuable items concealed and close to your body.