Important Updates

To align with university directives and help prevent the spread of COVID-19, all in-person activities, events and programs must be in compliance with University COVID safety protocols. Refer to the Campus Maize & Blueprint for the most up-to-date guidance.

Effective September 14, 2021 the Children on Campus policy has been expanded to include all study team members who interact with children as research participants.

Active Attacker Response

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Run – When an Active Shooter is in vicinity

  • If there is an escape path, get out
  • Evacuate whether others agree to or not
  • Leave behind your belongings
  • Help others escape if possible, but do not endanger yourself
  • Prevent others from entering the area
  • Call 911 when you are in a safe place

Hide – if an evacuation is not possible

  • Hide out of shooter’s sight
  • Lock and/or barricade door
  • Hide behind large objects
  • Remain very quiet and silence your electronic devices
  • Avoid being trapped or restricting your options for movement
  • Call 911 as soon as possible

Fight – Only as a last resort and only if your life is in danger

  • Attempt to incapacitate the shooter
  • Act with physical aggression
  • Improvise weapons

Which is the right option?

  • Best practices and research helps
  • Each option presents risk
  • The ability to make an informed decision is key
  • DPSS wants you to have options to remain safe if you encounter a dangerous or threatening person
  • Having options permits you to make an informed decision to take action which could save your life and the lives of others


More information and training is available from DPSS at: