Lock-Down/Sheltering Procedures

Lock-down procedures may be issued in situations involving dangerous intruders or other incidents that may result in harm to persons inside campus buildings.

  • Director of University Police will issue lockdown procedures by sounding emergency alarms, text messages and/or emails.
  • Direct all students, staff and visitors into classrooms.
  • Lock classroom doors and secure offices.
  • If possible, cover windows of classrooms.
  • Move all persons away from windows and doors.
  • Allow no one outside of classroom until all-clear signal is given or until Law Enforcement, Fire Official or Emergency Preparedness official evacuates your room.
  • Instructors are to take class roll book to holding area in room.

Sheltering provides refuge for students, faculty, staff and public on campus during an emergency.

Shelters are located in areas that maximize the safety of inhabitants. Safe areas may change depending on emergency.

  • Identify evacuation sites.
  • Siren System initiated. Follow procedure.
  • Instructors assemble class team to cover windows and air leaks around doors, and vents.
  • Close all exterior doors and windows.
  • Turn off any ventilation leading outdoors.
  • Director of University Police will issue lockdown procedures by sounding emergency alarms, text messages and/or emails.
  • Instructors take class roster to the safe area.
  • If advised, cover mouth and nose with handkerchief, cloth, paper towels or tissues.
  • Instructors should account for all students after arriving at the evacuation site.
  • All persons must remain in safe areas until notified by emergency responders; University Police issues an “All Clear” code.