August 2019
Active Shooter Emergency

  1. An active shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area; in most cases, active shooters use firearms and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims.
  2. If you are in an office or classroom, stay there and secure the door. If you are in a hallway, get into a room and secure the door.

September 2019
Suicide Prevention

  1. If you are or someone you know is in an emergency, call 911 immediately.
  2. If you are in crisis or are experiencing difficult or suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
  3. If you are uncomfortable talking on the phone, you can also text NAMI to 741-741 to be connected to a free, trained crisis counselor on the Crisis Text Line.

October 2019
Serious Accident

  1. Remain calm and assess the situation; make notation of the incident and stay with the victim.
  2. Call 911 or any Emergency Medical Services (EMS).
  3. Send word to the person designated to handle emergencies (Chief of Police or Dean of Students).

November 2019
Bomb Threat

  1. Remain calm.
  2. Notify authorities immediately: notify the president and call 9-1-1 or your local law enforcement if no facility supervisor is available.
  3. For threats made via phone:Keep the caller on the line as long as possible. DO NOT HANG UP, even if the caller does.
    • If possible, signal or pass a note to other staff to listen and help notify authorities.
    • Write down as much information as possible—caller ID number, exact wording of threat, type of voice or behavior, etc.—that will aid investigators.
    • Record the call if possible.

December 2019

  1. If a threat is made to you or to an individual around you, always report it immediately to an adult in charge (dorm supervisor, faculty, staff, administrator).
  2. Get as much detail as possible about the person threatening (name and description).
  3. Stay calm and walk away if you can.

January 2020
Missing Student or Death

  1. If someone who usually attends class or always stays in the dorm does not show up in a few days and there is no communication, notify the Dean of Students if you have concerns he or she may be missing. A full incident report and investigation will be initiated.
  2. In the case of the death of a student, remain calm and notify the first immediate faculty, staff, or administrator. The campus police and local authorities will be contacted.
  3. Counselors are on campus in the case of any grievance situation.