Lockdown/Shelter In Place

In the case of some campus emergencies, you may be notified through Code Purple to either lockdown or shelter in place. It's important to know what these terms mean:


Should a hostile or armed intruder be on campus, you will be directed through Code Purple (the university’s emergency notification system) to lock down. This means you should secure and barricade doors and windows. Once you are barricaded, you should remain silent and wait for further instruction.

Shelter In Place

Should there be severe weather conditions or a hazardous material spill, you might be advised to shelter in place. This means you should stay in a safe place indoors in order to avoid dangerous conditions outside the building. In the event of a hazardous material spill, you may be directed to turn off ventilation systems or seal off areas where outside air could get into the room.