Types of Emergency Response

In an emergency situation, you will be asked to either shelter in place or evacuate.

Shelter In Place Means

All college personnel and students are to remain secured in the rooms they are currently in, and no one is allowed to leave until the situation has been resolved. This will allow University Police time to address building emergency/threat and reduce the risk of contact with any innocent bystanders in the immediate area.

Do not open doors for anyone unless their identity has been verified. Stay away from windows, doors and outside walls.

Anyone outside during a situation which requires sheltering in place should go to the closest building unless otherwise directed.

Evacuate Means

Proceed immediately to the nearest exit in an orderly fashion. Do not use elevators. Keep low or as close to the floor as possible if smoke is present at or near your eye level.

After leaving the building, move well away from it, taking care not to block entry and exit to the building. Do not re-enter the building until a law enforcement or University Police officer has given an "all clear."