Violence on Campus

If you are Inside

In the event you are INSIDE when an act of violence occurs you should take the following actions:

  • If it is determined that it is safer to remain in the classroom or office than to evacuate, efforts should be made to lock/barricade the doors and windows of the room. Stay away from exposed windows and doors. Remain in place until directed to leave by University Police, a Building Marshal, or a recognized person of proper authority.
  • If you witness the incident notify the University Police at 9-1-1 and provide
    • Location of incident/crime
    • Whether there are any known injured persons
    • Suspect(s) description
    • Type(s) of weapons
    • Last known direction of travel of the suspect(s)
  • Members of the campus community should NOT attempt to negotiate or contact a potentially violent suspect.
  • Members of the campus community should NOT exchange themselves for hostages.
  • If the incident results in the evacuation of a building or buildings the evacuation is mandatory. Follow the directions of the Building Marshal and/or University Police.
  • Staff and faculty should try to keep their class together when an evacuation is ordered.

If you are Outside

In the event you are OUTSIDE when an act of violence occurs you should take the following actions:

  • Move away from the danger and seek shelter in a safe location.
  • If you witness the event contact the University Police Department at 9-1-1 and provide
    • Location of incident/crime
    • Whether there are any known injured persons
    • Suspect(s) description
    • Type(s) of weapons
    • Last known direction of travel of the suspect(s)
  • Members of the campus community should NOT attempt to negotiate or contact a potentially violent suspect.
  • Members of the campus community should NOT exchange themselves for hostages.