Emergency Response

This procedure is designed to assist the university staff in knowing the proper steps to take when a response is needed to an emergency situation and to coordinate the activities of the Campus Safety and Security staff and other staff members in dealing with emergencies.

Campus buildings may be evacuated in order to protect the health and safety of occupants from a possible threat: i.e.: fire, utility failure, flooding, bomb threat, chemical spills, noxious/ toxic fumes and campus disorders. Occupants may also be directed to a different location, if that location is more secure.

While the Manager of Campus Security, or the supervisor on duty, shall declare an emergency and take charge of operations, he/ she shall inform and consult with administrative personnel as necessary. Individuals to be contacted would include the Director of Facilities, Vice Presidents, President, Dean of Students, and Provost.