Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
Cowboy Alert

Cowboy Alert

Stay Connected
OSU-CHS regularly updates its Facebook and Twitter accounts. In the event of an emergency, vital information will be communicated on these sites. Make sure you stay connected to get the most up-to-date information.

About OSU Alerts
OSU-CHS uses the Cowboy Alert system to notify the OSU-CHS community in the case of an emergency. These emergencies may include:

  • A campus intruder
  • Acts of terrorism
  • Biohazard threats
  • A tornado warning within 10 miles of campus

It is important to note that alerts will not be used for weather-related events unless the situation involves campus closing or poses a threat to the lives of people on campus.

In a situation deemed an emergency, OSU-CHS officials will deploy a message to members of the OSU-CHS community with information regarding the event and how they should proceed. This information may be in the form of a voice and/or mobile text.

To subscribe

OSU-CHS students, faculty and staff are automatically opted in to the Cowboy Alert system for the OSU-CHS campus. They may also elect to opt in to receive alerts from other OSU campuses. To check your settings, click on the link below and log into your O-Key account. From there, navigate to the left left and select “Emergency Contacts.” If you have any questions, please contact the IT help desk. Be sure to update your information with any changes.

Please allow one business day for your request to be processed.

Log in to O-KEY


Why should I provide my emergency contact information?
Having information enables you to make choices regarding your personal safety. Providing your cell phone and other contact information ensures that those with the latest information can contact you quickly and easily. 

Will I be charged for text messages?

You will be charged for text messages only if your provider charges you to receive text messages.

Will my emergency contact information be published?
No, it is only to be used by OSU-CHS for notification of an emergency.

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