Lockdown procedures may be initiated in a variety of emergency situations including:

  • Severe weather (e.g. tornado)
  • A serious environmental event (e.g. chemical spill due to a train derailment)
  • Severe violence involving weapons (e.g. active shooter on campus)

Individuals should use careful judgment to determine the safest decision during a lockdown. The key to formulating safe/smart decisions is recognizing and understanding your environment. As such, it is important that you are familiar with your surroundings including:

  • Local emergency contact information (Protective Services - 5555; Emergency Services - 9-911)
  • Location of safe area
  • The nearest exits and alternative exits.

Lockdown drills are administered by Safety Resources. If you require more information or would like to coordinate a lockdown drill, contact the Fire and Life Safety Team.