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Emergency Response Recommendations

The Department of Homeland Security and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Office of Campus Emergency Planning recommend the following three responses to any emergency on campus: RUN > HIDE > FIGHT

Only follow these actions if safe to do so. When in doubt, follow your instincts—you are your own best advocate!


RUN

Action taken to leave an area for personal safety.

ACTIVE THREAT:


HIDE

Action taken to seek immediate shelter indoors when emergency conditions do not warrant or allow evacuation, such as for severe weather.

ACTIVE THREAT:


FIGHT

Action taken as a last resort to increase your odds for survival.

ACTIVE THREAT:


Script for Instructors

Brief information describing the RUN > HIDE > FIGHT options to be read at the first part of each academic term is available here.


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

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