Effective Date: September 16, 2014
Last Reviewed: September 16, 2014

Purpose & Scope:

To establish guidelines for the administration and use of panic button devices when a crisis situation arises.


Campus Police, in collaboration with the Office of Information Technology, will be responsible for issuing and installing panic buttons across campus. Panic buttons are located in those areas determined to be at greater risk for a crisis situation with the potential to endanger students, staff and/or visitors to our community. A phone call to Campus Police is always be the preferred method to obtain assistance; however, in an emergency situation when a phone call is not possible, the panic button should be utilized.