BGSU Safety/Emergency Policies

BGSU’s Department of Public Safety is comprised of the BGSU Police Department, Emergency Management, Parking Services and Shuttle Services.

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Text messages and emails will be sent to notify the campus community of an emergency situation such as a tornado warning or a gas leak.  The emergency notification will also be displayed on the University’s home page, Facebook, Twitter, and on digital signage across campus.
AlertBG is only used in emergencies or for severe weather closures. The BGSU Police Department sends the messages.


The Bowling Green State University Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) establishes an all-hazards approach for managing responses to emergencies or disasters which threaten the safety and well-being of the University community or disrupt its programs and operations. These emergencies, often large-scale, require a coordinated effort between the University and Local, County and State emergency response agencies. The Basic Plan together with Functional Annexes, Hazard Specific Appendices and Building Comprehensive Emergency Action Plans establishes the organizational structure, procedures and responsibilities which should be referenced and employed during an actual emergency.

Emergency Management and Response

For more information on responding to active shooter incidents, please attend A.L.I.C.E. training instructed by BGSU police officers.

Read More about what to do in a hostile shooter situation

Important information regarding helping in a medical emergency with a staff member or student.

Read More about what to do in a medical emergency situation

Information below for contacts in a medical emergency.

1. Any emergency

  • Threat of harm to self or others:  911

2. BGSU Counseling Center

  • Students who would like to begin counseling or who need to consult with a counselor can come to the Counseling Center during walk-in periods to complete the initial Consultation and Assessment session.
  • Office Hours:  Monday - Friday: 8:00 - 5:00 (some evening hours available)
  • Walk-In Hours:   Monday - Friday: 1:30 - 4:00
  • Location:   College Park Building Room 104
  • Phone: 419-372-2081

3. See it|Hear it|Report it

  • This is used for many kinds of issues including bias or misconduct, you may use this form to report a student issue or CONCERN: Student Issue and/or Concern for an individual whom you feel may be struggling physically or psychologically.

4. Psychological Services in the Psychology department on campus

  • Provides psychological services to individuals and agencies in Bowling Green and the surrounding community.  This is the department’s in-house training site for advanced doctoral students in clinical psychology

5. For psychological crisis such as feeling suicidal,

  • Call Wood County Crisis Line at 419-502-4673

Updated: 06/22/2022 09:10AM