Emergency Safety Plan

This page is designed to inform the St. Lawrence community about emergency preparedness-- what to do in advance of, during, and after a major emergency.

In the event of an emergency, Current or past Campus Alerts will provide timely information for students, parents, faculty, staff, and other members of the University family. It will be updated regularly as new information becomes available.

If you experience an emergency yourself, call 315-229-5555 on campus or 911.

General Instructions

If you hear a fire alarm, evacuate, meet at a central location and take accounting of fellow residents, classmates or co-workers. Remain outside until Safety and Security, local Fire Department staff or Police signal all-clear.
If you hear a siren on campus, stay inside, close and lock your door (if possible), close curtains, stay low and stay close to a wall until further notice from Safety and Security, local Fire Department staff or Police.

Emergency Communications

If St. Lawrence University experiences a limited emergency related to weather, crime, accident or other cause, these guidelines direct our communication:

  • Those directly involved with an emergency will receive personal, direct information as immediately as possible.
  • The campus community is informed promptly and updated regularly through these methods, depending on the nature of the emergency:
  • Email to campus email addresses
  • Posting on the University’s main Web page www.stlawu.edu, directed to the Emergency Alert web page for details.

If the emergency poses danger to the campus-wide community, we’ll activate these communications (and we hope never to have to use these):

  • Posted on our Campus Alerts website.
  • Sent through the campus email system.
  • Sent through broadcast text message to cell phones (text title will be introduced by: SLUAlert).
  • Sent through the campus voice mail system.
  • Broadcast through public address system on Safety and Security vehicles.
  • Posted on the St. Lawrence Website homepage and social media channels.
  • Broadcast through public address system on Safety and Security vehicles.

Reporting Emergencies
Emergency Procedures
Evacuation Procedures
Homeland Security Advisory
International Safety Plan
University Emergency Preparedness Plan

Emergency Phone Numbers:

  • Campus Safety: 315-229-5555
  • Campus Information for Students/ Staff/Faculty: 315-229-5585
  • Public Information: 315-229-5585

Emergency Response Team

If a major emergency--such as an earthquake, fire, or hazardous material accident--occurs, a pre-designated Emergency Response Team will coordinate the University’s response. All efforts are designed to protect students, faculty and staff. The University is prepared to respond 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Emergency Center

The Safety and Security Offices in the Torrey Health and Counseling Center are central location for the Emergency Response Team.

If you have questions during an emergency, call 315-229-5555.