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Student Health & Safety Resources

Taking care of your health — physical, mental and emotional — is the one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself during your time at college. The stress of classes, exams, relationships, extracurricular activities, social outings and work duties can often overwhelm even the most experienced multitasker.

OU’s Counseling Center offers a broad range of mental health services and strategies for well-being. And the Graham Health Center provides convenient, affordable health care for all currently enrolled students. Don’t forget the OU Police Department, which offers complete police and safety services 24/7.

Psychological Emergency Procedures
Health Related Emergencies

In cases involving health-related emergencies (physical or psychological), OU may take appropriate action to protect the health and safety of the individual student and of the campus. Such action may include restriction from the campus until the situation is addressed as well as notification of the student’s family. This can also include a voluntary or administrative medical withdrawal. Students will receive written notification of the decision to invoke an administrative medical withdrawal; these students must complete the re-enrollment process prior to enrolling in subsequent coursework.

Re-enrollment Process
Students who have received a voluntary or administrative medical withdrawal due to a mental health condition may request re-enrollment by:

  1. Submitting to Dean of Students office a Request for Re-enrollment form with supporting documentation. The supporting documentation must be completed by a licensed mental health professional.
  2. Once the completed form and supporting documentation have been submitted, the student must schedule a meeting with the Dean of Students office to review his/her request.

Prior to granting re-enrollment, the Dean of Students office may consult with appropriate OU officials necessary to assess whether the student is qualified and ready to resume academic work and campus life. Any decision must consider not only the psychological stability of the student, but also the broader emotional impact and safety of the campus community. The student will receive written notification of the decision from the Dean of Students office.

Emergency Phone Numbers

Police Departments

Oakland University Police Department
Emergencies: call 911 from any campus phone
24/7 non-emergency: (248) 370-3331
Text: send a text to 67283 with “OUPD” at the beginning of message

Auburn Hills Police Department
Emergencies: call 911
24/7 non-emergency: (248) 370-9444


Crittenton Hospital Medical Center (Rochester)
(248) 652-5311
Emergency service for rape victims

St. Joseph Mercy Oakland (Pontiac)
(248) 758-7000
Emergency service for rape victims

Crisis Lines

HAVEN (Pontiac)
(248) 334-1274
24-hour crisis and support line: (248) 334-1274
Toll-free crisis line: (877) 922-1274

Havenwick Hospital (Auburn Hills)
(248) 373-9200

Common Ground
(800) 231-1127 or (248) 456-8150
24-hour crisis line

Concerns about illegal discrimination or harassment

University policy prohibits illegal discrimination. Discriminatory conduct or discriminatory harassment is behavior, including but not limited to sexual advances or requests for sexual favors, and any written behavior, including pictorial illustrations, graffiti or written material, that stigmatizes or victimizes an individual on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, height, weight, disability, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, marital status, familial status, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by federal and state law.

In cases involving alleged illegal discrimination or harassment, students should contact the following:

Time Limits for All Types of Concerns
In the interest of fairness to all parties, a complaint should be filed as soon as possible to assist in obtaining the facts related to the complaint. For this reason, a complaint generally will not be processed unless it is filed no later than sixty (60) days after the student became aware or should have become aware of the incident leading to the complaint. However, the University may waive the 60-day rule based upon the facts and circumstances of the complaint and after giving due consideration to the protection of the rights of both the complainant and the respondent.