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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 417-626-1234; Cell 417-483-8702
  • Vice President of Student Life 417-626-1208; Cell 417-434-7989
  • Associate Dean of Students 417-626-1223; Cell 417-850-3799
  • 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

OCCAlerts on iPhone

Sign up here for OCCAlerts, OCC's free emergency text messaging service. In the event of an emergency, a text message will be sent to your cell phone or mobile device.

Here is how you sign up:

Text the word OCCALERTS to 888777.
You will automatically be signed up
to receive the emergency alerts
on your cell phone.

By signing up you'll receive alerts anytime there is an emergency on campus that causes the campus to close unexpectedly or if there is an incident that may pose a safety concern for the community.

There is no cost to you for this service but standard text message rates apply based on your mobile phone plan. 

You may opt out of OCCAlerts at any point by sending STOP to 888777 from your mobile phone.

If you are unable to receive text messages you may sign up to receive OCCAlerts by email. Simply email your name and the email address you wish to use to recieve the OCCAlerts to

To view OCCAlerts without signing up: Note: No notices will be sent to you by viewing this page.

Your information is safe and secure and will never be sold to commercial services.