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General Emergency Response Recommendations

These recommendations are provided by the Office of Campus Emergency Planning. There are two basic methods to respond in emergencies that may affect persons on campus, and more specifically, individual buildings: Building Evacuation (GET OUT) and Shelter-In-Place (STAY IN).

ONLY FOLLOW THESE ACTIONS IF SAFE TO DO SO. When in doubt, follow your instincts - you are your best advocate!


Building Evacuation (GET OUT) — Action taken to leave an area for personal safety.


Shelter-in-Place (STAY IN) — Action taken to seek immediate shelter indoors when emergency conditions do not warrant or allow evacuation.


Campus buildings with identified Evacuation Assembly Areas, Areas of Rescue Assistance, and Storm Refuge Areas have published floor plans.

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