My Safety

You report. We respond.

Creating a culture of awareness

Your safety is our priority. As a college community, each of us is responsible for upholding the core values of respect and responsibility – this includes working together to ensure you and our campus community are safe. This page provides a safe place to understand the many resources available and report concerns without the fear of retaliation.

If you are feeling unsafe or threatened contact:

  • 911 for immediate risk to life or property
  • 248.232.4662 or email Public Safety for non-immediate reporting 

Do I have to provide my name?

Reports can be submitted anonymously; however we encourage you to provide your contact information. Students wishing to have anonymity must make that request at the time their report is submitted. There may be some situations where requests for anonymity cannot be honored. There may also be situations where we cannot provide remedy if we cannot identify the student.

What can I expect after I report?

Your report will be assigned to a staff member for follow-up and will be reviewed in a fair and impartial manner. We may contact you to obtain additional information.

What about confidentiality?

You can request confidentiality. We make every effort to honor such requests but cannot guarantee it. In some cases, disclosure is necessary in order to address the matter.

Report Concerning Behavior or Misconduct

For students, employees and visitors 

OCC's comprehensive Behavioral Assessment Program reviews all concerns brought forward involving actions of students, potential students or other College visitors. A cross-departmental team of trained personnel (Behavioral Assessment Review Team, or BART) process complaints, seek information and use resources to manage potential threats and concerns. Use this report form if you,

  • Have a concern about your safety or the safety of the campus community
  • Believe someone may be experiencing depression, is suicidal or has other mental health issues
  • Have witnessed a crime or have information about a crime
  • Have seen or heard aggressive or inappropriate behavior
  • Have information about a violation outlined in the OCC Student Code of Conduct or Rules & Regulations

Learn More/ File Report

Report Sexual Misconduct (Title IX)

For students and employees

OCC is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming educational and working environment for all. Consistent with these values and applicable law, the College maintains a comprehensive program designed to protect members of our college community from sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, and dating violence.

What is Title IX?

Title IX is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational institutions that receive federal funding. Title IX applies to all students, faculty, and staff in the United States who are:

  • Employed by attending or affiliated with OCC
  • Participating in, or attempting to participate in any OCC program or activity; and/or
  • Visiting OCC’s campuses or any property owned or leased by OCC

Review OCC's Title IX Policy (updated August 2020)Learn More/ File Report

OCC Safe Mobile App

For students, employees and visitors 

The College's OCC Safe smartphone app provides students and employees with immediate access to emergency and safety information, as well as campus police, to help increase the safety of users on all OCC campuses. 

The OCC Safe app provides information on:

  • Campus emergency alerts
  • Emergency response plans in the event of a campus fire, severe weather, and/or other on-campus emergency situations
  • Ability to share your location in real time with friends and family in the event of a campus emergency
  • Ability to share your location with a friend or family member in real time while walking through campus, for example, to and from your vehicle
  • Support resources for suicide intervention, mental health and substance abuse concerns, and sexual misconduct issues

OCC Safe Mobile

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Contact Information

Auburn Hills Campus

Jahquan Hawkins
Dean of Student Services

Margaret Warack
Administrative Assistant, Phone 248.232.4404

Highland Lakes Campus

Lisa Skowronski
Dean of Student Services

Gail Adams
Administrative Assistant, Phone 248.942.3211

Orchard Ridge Campus

Robert Spann
Dean of Student Services

Marikay Clancy
Associate Dean of Student Services

Belynda Gambrell
Administrative Specialist, Phone 248.522.3510

Royal Oak/Southfield Campuses

Stacey Crews
Dean of Student Services

Andrew Muniz
Associate Dean of Student Services

Kim Combs
Administrative Specialist, Phone 248.246.2611