Event Specific Response Guides

These guides detail both the expected response of the University community as well as the University administration.

Emergency Procedures

Report all suspicious behavior immediately - Call 911

  • Evacuate area (call 911)
  • Activate fire alarm
  • Assist others

  • Check the scene for safety
  • Call 911 for help
  • Care with the use of First Aid


  • Have an escape route and plan in mind, and assist others
  • Leave your belongings behind
  • Keep your hands visible when encountering police officers


  • Hide in an area out of the active shooter’s view
  • Block entry to your hiding place and lock doors if possible


  • Work together to confuse and incapacitate the shooter through physical aggression

  • Walk to the nearest exit and go to an evacuation gathering area away from the building
  • Stay out of the way of Emergency personnel and vehicles
  • Immediately notify emergency response personnel of disabled or injured persons needing assistance inside

  • Call 911 for immediate hazards
  • Learn and implement the SIN acronym
    • S - Safety
    • I - Isolate & deny entry
    • N - Notification

Updated: August 18, 2023