A “lockdown” is a temporary sheltering technique utilized to limit human exposure to an apparent life-threatening, hostile or hazardous situation or threat.  Emergencies such as an armed intruder on campus or an active shooter on campus will trigger a lockdown command.

When a lockdown is declared by the Colleges’ officials or Department of Public Safety, occupants of any building within the impacted area are to remain in their respective spaces locking or, if unable to lock, barricading doors, closing and locking windows, drawing shades, covering classroom or office door windows, silencing cell phones, remaining quiet, and not allowing entry or exit to a secured area until the “all clear” confirmation has been given.