Emergency Preparedness and Procedures

In the event of a natural disaster or large-scale emergency, Miami will use its homepage to communicate emergency information. Depending upon the situation, e-mails could be sent to students themselves and/or to the emergency contact (parent, guardian) that students have specified. As backup, there are also emergency "swing signs" that could be placed around campus and there is a system in place for distributing posters and fliers to residence halls and academic buildings.

University Response

In addition to protecting students, faculty and staff, Miami University has adopted a plan to continue business in the event of a disaster. From feeding and housing students to preserving academic functions, to communicating and issuing regular paychecks, numerous steps have been taken to restore university functions as soon as possible following a significant disruption.

Emergencies from chemical spills to severe weather involve individual as well as collective action to respond safely. Here is information to guide responses to a variety of potential dangers.

Bomb Threat 

Chemical Spill 

Criminal Activity 

Earthquake 

Fire

Hazardous Gas

Severe Weather 

Shelter-in-Place

Shooter

Student Distress

Utility Failure

Evacuation of People with Disabilities

Important Phone Numbers

EMERGENCY 911 (Police, Fire, Medical)

Area Code 513 for all other numbers

Oxford Campus

Miami University Police, 529-2222

Oxford City Police, 523-4321

BCRTA SafeRide, 513-785-5237 or toll-free 855-42-BCRTA, operates from 11 pm-3 am Mon–Sat and 11 pm-1 am Sun

McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital, 523-2111

24-Hour Crisis Hotline (Rape, Domestic Violence, Stress, Mental Illness, etc.), 381-5610 or toll free 877-889-5610

Student Counseling Services (Business hours only), 529-4634

Student Health Service, 529-3000

Campus Status Line, 529-9000

Hamilton Campus

Campus Security, 785-3222

Hamilton Police, 868-5811

Butler County Sheriff, 785-1300

Fort Hamilton Hospital, 867-2000

24-Hour Crisis Hotline (Rape, Domestic Violence, Stress, Mental Illness, etc.) 381-5610 or toll free 877-889-5610

Counseling Services (Business hours only), 785-3211

Weatherline, 785-3077

Middletown Campus

Campus Security, 727-3333

Middletown Police, 425-7700

Butler County Sheriff, 424-2456

24-Hour Crisis Hotline (Rape, Domestic Violence, Stress, Mental Illness, etc.), 424-5498

Counseling Services (Business hours only), 727-3440

Weather Emergency Line, 727-3477

Voice of America Learning Center

Main Office, 895-8862

Campus Security (6pm and after, Mon.-Thurs.), 330-1530

West Chester Police, 777-2231

Butler County Sheriff, 424-2456

West Chester Medical Center, 298-3000

Greentree Health Science Academy

Middletown Police, 425-7700

Butler County Sheriff, 424-2456

Atrium Medical Center, 424-2111