How to Report an Emergency

An emergency is any immediate threat to life and/or property that requires response from law enforcement or emergency services providers. If you think a situation is an emergency then it is an emergency.

1. Call 911

For all on-campus emergencies requiring emergency services, including police, fire, and ambulance call 911 using your cellular phone or college phone.


2. After 911, report what happened to the campus Emergency Response Line


When Reporting an Emergency

  • Stay on the line with the dispatcher.
  • Provide the location and describe what has occurred including a description of any involved individuals to ensure that the appropriate resources and equipment are dispatched.
  • Provide your name and phone number and other information so that you can be contacted.
  • Stay calm.
  • Follow any instructions that you are given.
  • Send someone to direct the emergency responders to your location, if possible.