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 ext. 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.

Instructions for specific types of events
This guide offer brief instructions for these emergencies:
Building Evacuation Procedures
Active Shooter
Bomb Threat
Suspicious packages
Suspicious behavior
Lockdown/Shelter in Place
Gas leaks, fumes or vapors
Hazardous materials spills
Medical emergencies


If you receive a text message or email with an emergency message:

Active shooter: A person believed to be armed and firing a weapon.

Active situation: A dangerous situation that our Campus Safety staff is dealing with right now.

Evacuation: Leave the building immediately and gather in a designated space so authorities can account for your safety.

Shelter-in-place: Stay where you are. If possible, get to a small, interior room with no or few windows and stay there, away from doors or windows, until further notice.

Perpetrator: A person committing a crime.

Lockdown: An emergency protocol aimed at keeping people safe by protecting them inside a facility. If you are in a room, staying in place may be safest. Stay in place if authorities advise it. If you are in a hallway area or outside, go inside as quickly as possible and stay there until further notice.

Suspect: A person who is suspected of committing a crime.

Advisory: Bad weather could occur; take care when outdoors or
while driving.

Watch: Risk of bad weather has increased, but still uncertain. Watches indicate that conditions are favorable for storms to develop.

Warning: Bad weather event is imminent or is already occurring. Take action immediately.

Severe thunderstorm: A thunderstorm with damaging winds and/or
large hail.

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:

*Posted on this Web site
*Sent through the campus email system
*Sent through broadcast text message to cell phones
*Sent through the campus voice mail system
*Posted in all academic and residential buildings

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, phone x5555 or come to the Torrey Center.