Response To Any Emergency

  • Assess situation, verify information, and notify University Police at 4-911.
  • Seal off high-risk area when necessary.
  • Take charge of area until incident is contained or relieved by University Police.
  • Shelter in place or evacuate the building.
  • Nature of incident may require alternative evacuation site.
  • Designate a control area and maintain a phone log of all calls made, received and a time sequence of events.
  • Convene the Emergency Response Team
  • Refer media to Director of University Relations.

Staff Responsibilities

Dean, Department Head, Director, Senior Faculty/Staff Member:

  • Verify information.
  • Call 4-911, if necessary.
  • Seal off high-risk area.
  • Notify student and staff (depending on emergency, students may be notified by instructors).
  • Evacuate students and staff, if necessary.
  • Refer media to Director of University Relations.
  • Keep detailed notes of crisis event.

Faculty/Staff:

  • Verify information.
  • Lock classroom doors, unless evacuation orders are issued.
  • Warn students.
  • Account for all students.
  • Take class roster to evacuation site.
  • Refer media to Director of University Relations.
  • Keep detailed notes of crisis event.