A campus safety-systems exercise occurs annually.

 Elements of this safety exercise include the following:

  • Entrances to campus buildings will be locked briefly. Anyone still may exit any building at any time.
  • A notification that the exercise has begun will be sent via text and/or email to those who have signed up for the Leopard Alert Emergency Alert Service.
  • The outdoor siren/PA system will sound.
  • Entrances to campus buildings will be locked by central electronic control, Facilities Operations staff, and, in some cases, building occupants.

As soon as the exercise concludes, Public Safety will give notice of that fact via text/email alert.

In the event of an actual emergency requiring campus buildings to be locked down and members of the campus community to shelter in place—such as an active threat on or near the campus—instructions on the actions to take would be communicated via text/email alert and siren/PA system, including the area(s) of campus to avoid. Please sign up for Leopard Alerts to ensure you would receive such notifications.

Learn about taking action in an emergency.