Health and Safety

Marion Campus Health & Safety

MTC is committed to providing a safe environment for its students and other members of the campus community. We continually evaluate existing safety programs and look for new ways to enhance campus security. Each class day, more than 3,000 students, faculty, staff, and visitors use campus facilities. While we attempt to provide the most secure surroundings possible, all students and visitors should take responsibility for their own safety while on campus. This includes the following: being sure not to walk alone to the parking lots, especially during evening hours; locking car doors; not leaving possessions in plain view in cars; and parking in well-lit areas whenever possible.

We encourage prompt and accurate reporting of any crime or suspicious activities or incidents. Should you need to make a report, contact Marion Campus Public Safety at (740) 725-6300. If you have an emergency, dial 911.

In compliance with the Student Right to Know and Security Act of 1990, MTC publishes “Safety and Security Information.” This brochure describes campus responsibilities and programs, as well as listing crime statistics on campus. Copies of this brochure are available from the Center for Student Success and Engagement in Bryson Hall.

Please become familiar with all campus public safety information.

We work closely with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Ohio State Highway Patrol, The Ohio State University Department of Public Safety, and other local emergency responders. Emergency numbers and other helpful information to assist the students, faculty, and staff on the Marion Campus can be found on the Emergency Contact Information page.

Anyone with public safety comments, questions, or suggestions can contact the Marion Campus Public Safety Office at 740-725-6300. If you have an emergency, dial 911.

Safety Tips

Whether on or off campus, every individual needs to take responsibility for the issue of safety. The following tips can help you stay out of harm's way and ensure the safety of you and your personal property.

General Safety

  • Please follow all signs and other indicators (ropes, fences, barriers, etc.) around campus, especially while we are undergoing construction and renovations.
  • During icy weather, reduce vehicle speed to allow yourself more reaction time. Also, while on foot on campus, observe the conditions of paths and walkways. Although our maintenance staff arrives early to begin clearing snow and ice, winds and accumulation can make some areas slippery.

Protecting Personal Property

  • If you need to work in an isolated area, make sure someone know you are there.
  • In the parking lot, have your keys ready as you are walking toward your car, check under your car and in the back seat before getting in, and walk to your car with someone you know, especially if it is dark.
  • Don't put yourself in a situation of potential danger. Do not argue or try to reason with someone who is irrational or under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • If you find yourself in an uncomfortable situation, keep your voice and body language calm and get help.
  • Trust your instincts.

Protecting Against Assault

  • Don't be alone with someone you just met.
  • If you go somewhere with friends, do not leave unless everyone is accounted for.
  • Being under the influence of alcohol or drugs can compromise your safety. "Date rape drugs" can be odorless and tasteless and easy to slip into your drink. Play it safe - never leave beverages unattended or accept a drink from someone you do not know.

Computer Safety

  • Cyberspace is not necessarily a safe space.
  • Don't give out personal information to people you do not know – identity theft is real and should be a concern.
  • More and more people are getting acquainted online. If you choose to meet someone with whom you have been communicating online, meet in a public place. Do not be alone with someone you do not know.
  • Report cyberstalking; stalking is never a game!

Injuries and Accidents

  • If you or someone with you becomes injured, stay calm – look for help or emergency communications outlets (call boxes, someone with a cell phone, etc.) to notify the appropriate authorities.
  • If someone is bleeding, apply pressure to the affected area and ask someone else to get help.
  • Stay out of the way of medical/emergency personnel.
  • Don't move someone who is injured – you could do more harm than good.

Aiding Authorities

  • If possible, during a crisis politely volunteer to help in a non-interfering way.
  • If witnessing a crime or crisis/emergency situation, accurate descriptions can sometimes be important:
    • When describing a person, notice permanent features such as hair color, height, facial structure, scars/marks, tattoos or birthmarks, etc. – clothing is important, but it can be easily changed.
    • When describing a car or object, be aware of size, color, and shape. Write down any characteristics including a license plate number (any portion may help) and other identifiers.
    • When describing an incident, be objective. Provide the "who, what, when, where, and why" like a reporter, keeping things in order as much as possible.

Getting help for sexual assault

Take steps right away if you have been assaulted:

  • Get away from the attacker and find a safe place as fast as you can.
  • Call 740-725-6300 if on-campus or 911 if off-campus.
  • Call someone you trust or a hotline, such as the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800-656-4673.
  • To protect evidence, do not clean any part of your body, comb your hair, or change clothes. Try not to touch anything at the crime scene.
  • Go to your nearest hospital emergency room right away. You need to be examined and treated for injuries you may not even know you have.
  • Ask to be screened for sexually transmitted infections and for emergency contraception to help prevent pregnancy.
  • The hospital also can collect evidence that the attacker may have left behind. It’s best to collect evidence as soon as possible.
  • Discuss filing a police report. If you are not sure if you want to file a report, ask hospital staff if they can collect evidence without filing a report.

Drug and Alcohol Prevention

We are committed to a drug and alcohol-free campus and provide services to promote healthy, responsible lifestyles. MTC students have access to a licensed professional clinical counselor who can help guide you through the process of accessing suitable community resources.

Effective as of September 8, 2016, the State of Ohio allows certain activities related to the possession and use of medical marijuana. However, the use and possession of marijuana, even for medicinal purposes, remains illegal under federal law.

As a recipient of federal funding, such as student financial aid and federal grants, Marion Technical College is required to follow federal law, including the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, Drug-Free Workplace Act, and the Controlled Substances Act.

To comply with federal law, Marion Technical College prohibits the illegal use, possession, production, distribution, or sale of drugs, paraphernalia, or controlled substances while on College premises, in the conduct of College business, or as a part of any College activity. This prohibition includes medical marijuana and its derivatives.  Derivatives may include but are not limited to oils, tinctures, plant material, edibles, or patches. Sanctions for students and employees in violation of the College’s policies related to drug use or possession will be in accordance with the College’s code of conduct and applicable policies or rules.

Prohibition of marijuana on campus does not extend to legitimate academic use, sanctioned by the College, and with proper licensure by an appropriate organization, for purposes of instruction, such as in the Criminal Justice program.


  • ORC 3796.032 – Applicability to research and development institutions and organizations.
  • ORC 3796.06 – Forms of medical marijuana.
  • ORC 3796.28 – Rights of employer.

Student Assistance Program

Your ComPsych, GuidanceResources, Student Assistance Program offers someone to talk to and resources to consult whenever and wherever you need them.  These services are free of charge and include in-person mental health counsel for you and anyone else living in your household. For immediate assistance, call toll-free (833) 955-3384 For additional information,  Contact Your GuidanceResourcesStudent Assistance Program

For more information, review our drug and alcohol prevention brochure, visit the Center for Student Success and Engagement , or contact Mike Stuckey at 740-386-4171.

More Resources

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105 Washington Square Ste. 203
Bucyrus, Ohio 44820
Phone: 419.562.7288
Fax: 419.562.5260
Email: Email Us

To find support groups/meetings:

Al-Anon Family Groups 

Narcotics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous

Mental Health Resources

Students often don’t get the mental health services they need because they don’t know where to start. You can start right here on campus.

In an effort to help students identify and address their own barriers to success, the college employs a licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC).

Consultations with the counselor are confidential and available to students free of charge.  The purpose of these services is not to address students’ long-term counseling needs, but rather to try to help those students in crisis situations by educating them on appropriate options and available college and community resources while providing personal support and advocacy.

Conditions such as depression, anxiety, and substance abuse can keep students from focusing successfully on their academic goals.  Finding solutions to these types of problems is very important.  To receive assistance contact Mike Stuckey at 740-386-4171.

MACC (Marion Area Counseling Center)

Center Street Community Health Center


Many students refer themselves to mental health services, but on some occasions, students may be encouraged to consult the counselor by their instructor(s) or college advisor(s).

Mike Stuckey and The Connections Center staff work with and can refer students who are in need of additional assistance.


Persons making use of on-campus services must be students currently enrolled in credit classes.

Student Assistance Program

Your ComPsych, GuidanceResources, Student Assistance Program offers someone to talk to and resources to consult whenever and wherever you need them.  These services are free of charge and include in-person mental health counsel for you and anyone else living in your household. For immediate assistance, call toll-free (833) 955-3384 For additional information,  Contact Your GuidanceResourcesStudent Assistance Program

Suicide is preventable!

In 2015, 1100 College students died from suicide.  Suicide was the second leading cause of death for children and young adults, from ages 10-35.

Do you or someone you know need help?

Are you or someone you know considering suicide? Contact the services below.

Pathways of Central Ohio and Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Veterans?  Help is available, just for you.

Veterans Crisis Line or Text to 838255

You can also call 1-800-273-8255 Press 1


You can have a Confidential Veterans Chat by clicking the link below:

Veterans Confidential Chat

More Resources:

Transitioning from Service

Advice and Resources for Transitioning to Higher Education

Signs and Resources to Address Social Withdrawal

Suicide is 100% preventable.
You matter to MTC!

If you are on campus and need immediate help, the college has a licensed professional clinical counselor on staff. We want you to know there is hope with help.  All students, staff, and faculty matter to MTC.  We are here to help you find help and hope.

Local Mental Health Services:

Income based mental health services are provided in Marion County.  You can learn more about these services by contacting:

Marion Area Counseling Center
Main Office
320 Executive Drive
Marion, Ohio  43302
740-387-5210 Phone
  Center Street Community Health CenterBehavioral Health Services
136 W. Center Street
Marion, Ohio 43302