College Alert System (How We Alert You)

The OTC Campus Alert System may use any or all of the following methods to communicate with students, faculty and staff in the event of an urgent situation on campus, such as class cancellations, campus closings, severe weather, emergencies or campus/center security incidents:

  • The Alert box on the OTC home page
  • Text Messaging System
  • Campus Phone Notifications
  • Voicemail
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Media

For questions or concerns about public safety or public information communication, please contact the Public Information Office at 417-447-2659.

OTC Cares (How to Report)

OTC Cares is a set of resources that have been established to protect the health and safety of our community at OTC. Maintaining a safe environment allows students to focus on their  education and get the most out of their time at the college. Visit OTC Cares for more information at or click the icon below.


Sign Up for Text Alerts

To register for the text messaging alert system, sign into MyOTC, and click the Emergency Notification tab on the top menu.