The purpose of a lockdown or shelter-in-place procedure is to minimize accessibility to areas on campus to reduce the risk of injury and danger to faculty, staff, students, and other college community members.  In the event of a situation where a lockdown becomes necessary, the following steps should immediately be attempted to help secure your direct area:

  • Exit area if able to do so safely
  • Lock and/or barricade doors
  • Turn off lights and electronics
  • Close blinds
  • Block windows
  • Keep occupants calm and quiet
  • Keep all occupants out of sight and under adequate cover/protection (e.g., under/behind desks, file cabinets)
  • Silence cell phones, including vibration mode
  • Stay in area until notified by officials that it is safe to leave