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Crisis Response

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is the landmark federal law that requires colleges and universities across the United States to disclose information about crime on campus. The University Police Department issues crime bulletins in accordance with federal law based on information uncovered during the investigation, namely from the witnesses who saw the crime occur.

Medical Emergency:

  • Call 9-1-1 and describe the nature of your medical problem and campus location. 
  • If you have been trained, quickly: 
  • Control serious bleeding by applying direct pressure on the wound. 
  • Begin CPR if the victim is not breathing. 
  • If an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is available, turn it on and follow instructions. 

Fire Emergency:

  • During a fire, 
    1. Activate the fire alarm using a manual pull station. 
    2. Evacuate the building using the nearest exit or stairwell. 
    3. Avoid elevators. 
    4. Call 9-1-1. (Do not re-enter the building until instructed by law enforcement and emergency officials.)
  • Fire Extinguisher Instructions 
    • P - Pull the pin on the extinguisher 
    • A - Aim the hose or nozzle at the base of the fire 
    • S - Squeeze the handle 
    • S - Sweep the extinguishing agent back and forth at the base of the fire 

Active Shooter or Threat:


  • Exit the building if possible.
  • Call 9-1-1 once it is safe to do so.
  • If you cannot run, go to an enclosed room, turn on the lights, lock the doors, and barricade entry points.
  • If running and hiding are not an option, then fight. Identify items you can use for self-defense and be as aggressive as possible. Work with others if you can. 



  • Immediately DROP, COVER, and HOLD under a sturdy desk or table. 
  • Position yourself along an interior wall, stay away from glass windows, shelves and heavy equipment that may topple over. 
  • Do not run outside unless your building is believed to be in immediate danger or can possibly collapse. 


  • Quickly move away from buildings, utility poles, and other structures. 
  • Stay in an open area. 

Hazardous Materials:

  • If a chemical spill occurs within a campus building, immediately call 9-1-1. 
  • Notify the University Police Department (UPD) if you have been exposed to a chemical. 
  • If exposed, avoid contact with others. 
  • When evacuating, move to an area upwind and away from the odors.