See Emergency Guides sections in this portal for:

  • Medical Emergency
  • Tornado / Severe Weather
  • Fire
  • Winter Weather Emergency
  • Active Threat -- Run - Hide - Fight
  • Civil Disturbance
  • Bomb Threat
  • Earthquake
  • Bio-Hazard Event
  • Chemical Emergency

Emergency Telephone Numbers:

  • Joplin Fire and Police 911
  • OCC Security 417.626.1200
  • Physical Plant Director 417.680.5684; cell 417.483.8702
  • Vice President of Student Affairs 417.626.1225
  • Ozark Christian College 417.626.1234
  • Freeman Hospital Emergency Room 417.347.6656
  • Mercy Hospital Emergency Room 417.556.2300

Copies of building floor plans are posted in the blue and white flip-charts throughout the campus as guides for emergency evacuation and shelters. Shelter areas are shaded in gold and the evacuation routes identified red.

OCCAlerts Emergency Notification System

To receive emergency text alerts from OCC, text OCCALERTS to 888777. There is no cost to you for this service, but standard text message rates apply based on your mobile phone plan. To opt out of OCCAlerts, text STOP to 888777.

To sign up for OCCAlerts via email, email your name and the email address you wish to use to receive the OCCAlerts to [email protected]

You can also view OCCAlerts without signing up here. (No notices will be sent to you by viewing this page.)

Your information is safe and will never be shared with or sold to commercial services.