Health, Wellness and Safety
The Student Health Center is a nationally accredited medical clinic and provides a full range of convenient, affordable healthcare services to all registered students, including consultations, immunizations, lab work and minor procedures. The staff consists of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, medical assistants, and health promotion and administrative professionals. Most office visits are free. There are minimal charges for physicals, lab tests, procedures, injections, and medications, and services can be paid for with cash, check, Titan Card or billed to the student account.
For emergency care or major procedures, students can visit one of Oshkosh’s two hospitals, Mercy Medical Center or Aurora Medical Center. Be sure to find out from your insurance company which hospital it covers.
To learn more about how to support your student’s health and wellness, visit the Student Health 101 Advocate.
Student Recreation provides a wide variety of recreational opportunities for students at UW Oshkosh, including the Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC), intramural sports, sport clubs, Xpeditions outdoor recreation, and Albee Pool. The newly constructed SRWC features basketball and volleyball courts, a jogging/walking track, indoor soccer court, volleyball courts, climbing wall, golf simulators, strength training areas, 100+ pieces of cardio exercise equipment, group exercise studios, TRX suspension training, and a lounge area. Group exercise classes, personal training, fitness assessments, and massage therapy are also available. Students who pay segregated University fees have free access to this facility. In addition to the SRWC, students have access to Albee Hall and outdoor tennis and volleyball courts. Albee Hall is the home to several racquetball courts and an indoor pool, which provides open swim and water exercise classes.
In addition to the SRWC, students have access to Albee Hall and outdoor tennis and basketball courts. Albee Hall is the home to several racquetball courts and an indoor pool, which provides open swim and water aerobics classes.
To assist with emotional wellness, the University’s Counseling Center is dedicated to helping students become more effective in their academic, professional and personal lives. The knowledgeable and caring staff can help students address whatever issues they may be facing.
UW Oshkosh is committed to maintaining a safe and secure educational environment and continues to develop new programs and technologies to better protect the campus community.
- Campus Safety Team
In an effort to make the campus safer and more secure, the University has initiated a campus-wide emergency response team. Consisting of trained campus volunteers, the UW Oshkosh Safety Team supplements the University Police’s efforts by providing low-risk assistance during an emergency.
- Campus Emergency Plan
UW Oshkosh notifies students of campus emergencies online through the University home page as well as a campus wide email notification. An Emergency Procedures Guide recently was created and distributed throughout campus to help students, faculty and staff prepare for and respond to an emergency on campus.
Through the new TitanAlert system, current UW Oshkosh students, faculty and staff can sign up to receive emergency alerts and updates from the University via text messages to their cell phones.
Together with existing campus safety measures, this system will help to maintain a safe campus environment through timely and broad-reaching emergency notification. Registering for TitanAlert is the surest way for you to receive information critical to your safety and well-being.
- University Police
The UW Oshkosh Police Department is dedicated to providing a safe environment conducive to personal growth and educational development. The staff of highly trained, professional state police officers patrol campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
UW Oshkosh students have access to:
- Community Service Officer (CSO) Program
In conjunction with the University Police Department and the Department of Residence Life, UW Oshkosh provides a Community Service Officer (CSO) program, which trains student employees to patrol campus, work night security in the residence halls and serve as police dispatchers.
- CVPP Campus Violence Prevention Project
Several campus offices are available to help you deal with the impact relationship violence can have on you. If you have experienced sexual assault, sexual harassment, domestic or dating violence, or stalking (repeated, unwanted attention from someone), you can get support from whatever office seems most appropriate to you.
- SafeWalk Program
UW Oshkosh’s SafeWalk program provides students with trained Community Service Officers to safely escort them on and around campus during the evening and night hours. The Community Service Officers are trained by the University Police Department.
- Emergency Phones
Numerous blue light emergency phones, a direct link to the University Police Department, are located throughout campus for students in need of immediate assistance.
- Titan Transit
Titan Transit, a student-led initiative, provides students and staff with an extended-hours and late-night bus service free of charge. Buses run for the 14-week semesters from 6 to 10 p.m., Monday through Wednesday and from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m., Thursday through Saturday.
- Residence Hall Security
For students living on campus, UW Oshkosh’s residence halls provide students with a number of safety measures. Residence hall entrance doors are locked or monitored at all hours of the day and night. To prevent fires, the residence halls prohibit certain items, such as candles, incense and halogen lamps. Also, rooms, hallways and public areas are equipped with smoke detectors, and fire drills are held each semester to ensure students understand the proper response in the event of a fire.
- Inclement Weather Policy
In the event of inclement weather, students will be notified of class delays or cancellations via the University home page and a campus wide email.