Safety & Security

Safety is our Priority

Students at Olin have access to a wide range of resources to support their health and well-being. These resources include on-campus and off-campus counseling, information about health issues, and the Office of Public Safety which aims to provide a safe and secure environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors to the College community.

Public Safety at Olin

Public Safety provides law enforcement, security, crime prevention, emergency medical, fire safety, one card and parking related service to enhance quality of life, safety and security of both the Babson and Olin campuses. The department is located on Sullivan Way and operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Olin's Emergency Alert System (EAS)

Olin EAS allows for rapid dissemination of news and instructions in the event of a campus-wide emergency. Alerts for this system are managed through the Public Safety Department.

Olin community members are responsible for populating and maintaining his or her information. Contact information can be updated and changed anytime by logging into the Olin EAS.

If you are leaving Olin for an extended period and are concerned about incurring costs due to notifications to your cell phone, you may edit your phone contact information to temporarily turn off text messaging and/or phone calls.

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A successful safety program depends on us all being alert and committed to safety. We want you to know that you can report your workplace concerns anonymously and without fear of reprisal through EthicsPoint. This valuable external service may be accessed online at or by via phone at 844-548-0642. EthicsPoint is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Missing student procedures

Olin takes student safety very seriously. To this end, a missing student policy and procedure was established by Olin College and the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 and applies to all students at the college.

For the purposes of this policy, a student may be considered to be a “missing person” if the student’s absence from campus is contrary to her or his usual pattern of behavior and Olin has reasonable belief that the unusual circumstances may have caused the absence. Such circumstances may include, but not be limited to, a report or suspicion that the student may be a victim of foul play; the student has expressed suicidal thoughts, may be drug dependent or in a life threatening situation; or if the student is overdue returning to campus and is not heard from after giving a specific return time to friends or family.

If a member of the Olin Community has reason to believe that a student is missing, whether or not the student resides on campus, that individual should contact Public Safety

Weather cancellation policy

In the event of inclement weather, it may be necessary to delay the college’s opening, close the college early, close the college for a full day or shift to virtual operations. Should this be necessary, updates will be provided by email to the Olin community, on social media and through the college’s emergency alert system.

When the college is closed or shifts to virtual operations for this reason, only employees essential to health and safety will be available on campus, typically including staff from Public Safety, Facilities Services and Dining Services.

If the college will remain open for normal operations, no announcement will be made.