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General Safety Information

Otis College of Art and Design is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our students, faculty, and staff. 

The College assists in keeping the campus safe, but a safe campus can only be achieved through the efforts and cooperation of all students, faculty, and staff.

The information provided will assist you in working with the Otis community in ensuring the safety of yourself and others.

The Otis College of Art and Design  Student Handbook (The HOOT) includes all emeregency and safety information listed here and in addition details information about Fire Safety, Lost and Found, the student Alcohol Policy, Effects of Drugs and Alcohol,  and the Otis Code of Conduct.

 Incident Reports, Accidents, and Injuries

If there is an emergency call 911 immediately and notify the guard at extension 6965 for Goldsmith campus.

What to do when you need assistance?

If you need assistance please contact the Office of Student Affairs at (310) 665-6960 or Otis Security at 310-665-6965. We will give you directions on next steps. Once we have responded to your immediate needs, we ask you to complete an incident report form.

The Incident Report Form should be completed if you are a victim or a witness to the following situations:

Assault, Theft, Harassment, Property Damage, Injury, Car damage, Vandalism, or other injury, accident, or crime not stated but similar in nature.

Where can I obtain an incident report form?

The Incident Report Form is available online by clicking the following link: Incident Report Form.  Fill out  the form as completely as possible, including any action taken as a result of the accident or incident.

The Incident Report form should be filled out within 24 hours of the occurrence. Copies will automatically be sent to Facilities, Human Resources and Student Affairs when applicable. If the incident or accident is life threatening, please call 911 then contact Student Affairs at (310) 665-6960.

What will happen once the incident report has been filed?

  • All incidents will be investigated by the designated department head as appropriate (i.e. Student Affairs, Human Resources, or Facilities) and resolved within 30 days of occurrence.
  • A follow-up with the victim will be completed to document anything that needs to be corrected.
  • Any steps taken to assist or resolve the incident.
  • The on-line follow-up form will automatically be sent to designated departments when the form is submitted.

Emergency Numbers

Otis Security Desk: (310) 665-6965
Police and Medical: 911
Natural Disaster/Campus Information: (888) 751-7523
Student Counseling Services: (310) 665-6968
Student Affairs: (310) 665-6960