Emergency Disaster Procedures
The University has established a plan to provide guidance in a major emergency. It is essential that all members of the community are familiar with certain basic steps that should be followed during a large-scale disaster. Initial actions vary depending on the circumstance, and as always, common sense should be the guide.
When an emergency is declared and evacuation ordered, or when it becomes obvious that evacuation is necessary, all students should report to the appropriate evacuation site on the Quad (see diagram of Quad). Residence Life staff will assist students as needed, take attendance, and keep students in their assigned areas on the Quad until all persons are accounted for. Students are asked to remain at the evacuation site until otherwise instructed. Do not attempt to re-enter any building until you are advised that it is safe to do so. If a particular residence hall requires closure due to structural damage and cannot be occupied, other students in other halls will be expected to temporarily accommodate additional roommates as needed.
The Student Life Coordination Center is located at the north end of the Quad. Information obtained from outside the University will be posted near the center. This will include messages and information regarding travel restrictions. As soon as possible after the emergency, a bank of telephones will be established. These telephones will be used to allow students to contact their families.
Injured persons able to move should go, or be taken, to the north end of the Quad near Watchorn Hall. A First Aid Station will be set up there and assistance will be available from the University Health Center nurses, athletic trainers, and other trained personnel. Students who have questions about the disaster plan should contact their Resident Director for additional information.
If you have any further questions regarding the topics noted, please feel free to contact the Department of Public Safety (on-campus ext. 8888 or off-campus (909) 748-8888), a Residence Life staff member or the Student Life Office (ext. 8053) for further explanation.
The University keeps emergency medical, food, water, and other necessary supplies stored in various secured locations on campus.