Safety and Security Office
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Who should I call if I become aware of an emergency or potential crisis?
Your primary concern is to save lives and prevent injury, so call 911 immediately.
When any person on campus becomes aware of an obvious emergency (e.g., fire, gas leak, injured person) he/she should:
- Call 911, stating your name, location, and nature of incident, and then
- Immediately call Campus Security at extension 7599 (answered by the Student Life office during regular business hours). The role of Security is to monitor and report, not function as “first responders.” They will immediately ask if 911 has been notified.
When any person on campus becomes aware of a situation that is an uncertain emergency (e.g., unfamiliar sounds coming from a mechanical area, activity in a building that would typically be locked) he/she should:
- Immediately call Campus Security at extension 7599. The role of Security is to monitor and report, not function as “first responders.” They will immediately investigate and contact 911 if needed.
In either situation, Campus Security will then notify the designated campus contact according to the situation. Should the emergency have the potential of becoming a crisis, the Crisis Management Coordinator (CMC) will be contacted. The CMC, in consultation with either a Crisis Management Team (CMT) member and/or the President (when appropriate and possible), will determine whether the situation is an emergency or a crisis.